If 16 team superconferences are created, don't be surprised if the conferences petitition the NCAA to go to 13 games with 10 conference games. This would allow the creation of 4 team pods where a team plays 3 games with teams in their pods and then 2 games with teams in other pods and 1 rival from any of the 3 other pods. A 13th game and 10th conference game would allow conference to generate even more money (a la NFL hoping to go to an 18 game schedule).The NCAA will allow it because with 9 game schedules a lot of the sisters of the poor schools are losing out on big paychecks that keep them afloat because less games available. 13 games would allow 3 OOC games with 1 or 2 competitive games and 1 woodshed game. With a 13 games schedule the season would start a week earlier and most of those games would be woodshed games. It could be called preview weekend, see your team have an almost preseason game against a sister of the poor team. Then Labor Day weekend you would have a lot of great games.
Ed, you have some good ideas, but Im not real fond of you only looking for a qoute "Confederate State" that seems a bit pardon me for saying racist but there is not a more polite word. I hope I am just misunderstanding the way you meant that. The last thing the SEC needs to be representing is any racist ideals. I am sorry if I am jumping the gun but I am not for anything having to do with that kind of talk. I am from the south but I do not agree with my ancestors and believe it is a permanent stain on our region. With that said I really do like some of your points. They are well crafted and thought out well. I just don't think you thought about how Confederate would be misunderstood. Again sorry but I cannot sit back and not get a clarification on that. Also I don't believe you meant it that way. Thanks