They should have changed the cross-divions rivalries as well, easy to get confused when you look at the schedule (ie, we are playing the full h&a of all traditional SEC foes, and just one game vs SEC West teams). When we get to 14, I say you get 3 permanent teams as H&A, you play the other 10 SEC teams just once a year. UT calls KY, Vandy and either Georgia or Bama for 3rd permanent rival.
The other day I was telling a comrade that it would take me until January to stop thinking about the SEC basketball standings in divisional terms. This morning, I made my first reference to the no-longer existing SEC East.
It likely won’t be the last time I write of the West or East.
Until we hit SEC play and I start looking at that standings board day after day, I’m going to slip. Guaranteed. It’s the price of growing old.
So apologies in advance.