Now, Pac-12 Network commentator Rick Neuheisel is the latest person to bash the SEC, this time criticizing the conference’s November schedule and making snide comments about SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
“Their (the SEC’s) November is so vastly easier than any other conference … they can sit back and watch (contenders) fall off,” he said at the Pac-12’s media days. Remember, Neuheisel played QB at UCLA and has coached at Colorado, Washington and UCLA coach, which are all now Pac-12 teams.
There are some patsies dotting the schedules in November, including Charleston Southern at Georgia, Western Carolina vs. Alabama, Samford vs. Auburn, Eastern Kentucky vs. Florida, Tennessee-Martin vs. Mississippi State and Presbyterian vs. Ole Miss, but the month also is full of tough matchups and rivalry games.
There are others, including LSU at Texas A&M, South Carolina at Florida and Texas A&M at Auburn.
So judge for yourself. Will this be a no-pain November for the SEC’s contenders, or will they just cruise into the postseason?