McLaughlin: Should Pac-12 Emulate SEC’s Scheduling?

Spencer is joined by Chris Gordy of the 'Locked On SEC' to talk about the implications

Posted on June 8, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on Pac-12 for SuperWest Sports


The SEC and commissioner Greg Sankey recently announced that going forward they will continue playing an eight-game conference schedule.

This comes despite some pressure to move to a nine-game schedule like the Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac-12 all play.

The move raises questions about power brokers in college sports and how the sport should proceed across all conferences.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I’m joined by Chris Gordy of the ‘Locked On SEC’ podcast.

We react to the SEC’s announcement of sticking with an eight-game schedule even after the additions of Oklahoma and Texas to the league starting in 2024.

Do schools and conferences have too much influence to give themselves advantages over other leagues and teams?

The Pac-12 has long had a talent gap with the SEC that has persisted for many years.

The transfer portal could help as Deion Sanders is showing with Colorado, but where does the Pac-12 need to close the gap most on the football field if it’s not the quarterback position in 2023?

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