One of the more hotly debated topics in college football - pretty much every year - is strength of schedule. Given the fact that teams play in different conferences and fill their non-conference slates differently, it's often hard to compare schedules between teams in different leagues.
FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd dropped some thoughts on the schedules of a few SEC teams Tuesday, and it's fair to say he isn't impressed. Cowherd thinks that both Alabama and Arkansas have weak schedules because they schedule "cream puff" games non-conference.
Cowherd argues that between Alabama's bye and the team's games against Western Kentucky, Kent State and Chattanooga, the Crimson Tide essentially has a month of football off during the season.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd)
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 19, 2016
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We're not sure we agree with Cowherd on this one, given the strength of the SEC. Alabama and Arkansas also have one tough non-conference matchup each - USC and TCU, respectively. We imagine SEC fans will agree.