Shortly after the SEC's presidents voted to keep an eight-game conference schedule in football, coaches of schools in other leagues began to criticize the decision. Much of that critique came from coaches of Pac-12 schools, which makes sense, considering they play nine conference games. Among the most vocal was Stanford coach David Shaw.
The 41-year-old Cardinal coach is apparently not done giving out his opinion on the subject, either.
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That criticism seems a bit harsh, as eliminating one divisional game in the NFL reduces a team's divisional schedule by 17 percent. If the SEC were to go to a nine-game schedule instead of the current eight-game schedule, it'd only increase a team's league schedule by roughly 11 percent.