It’s probably safe to assume that most SEC coaches would prefer to play less conference games. The SEC has been, without question, the nation’s toughest conference over the past decade, and so, less conference games would mean less opportunities for losses. Alabama coach Nick Saban thinks otherwise, though.
Saban is an advocate of a nine-game SEC schedule. He doesn’t believe other conference coaches are, however.
Nick Saban says he still advocates a 9-game SEC schedule but adds “I don’t think there’s any support for that” after coaches’ meeting today.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) April 22, 2014
Saban added that one solution could be to have 8 league games and 1 required game against another BCS opponent. More on @BamaOnline247 soon.
— Marc Torrence (@marctorrence) April 22, 2014
Gus Malzahn says he’s in favor of an 8-game SEC schedule
— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAEricksonAU) April 22, 2014
Alabama has won three national championships under Saban and lost just six conference games since 2009. The SEC has been kind to the Crimson Tide. But not everyone else, and perhaps Saban is having a hard time understanding that.