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Les Miles:Expansion? We don't need no steenkin' expansion!



Les Miles doesn't think the SEC needs to go the way of the Big 10 and expand. And he expressed his views in the Orlando Sentinel.

"I don't know that the SEC needs expansion. The fact that they have a pretty good format for a championship game, I think the teams we have are certainly very competitive. When you go to expanding a 12-team conference, what team are you going to bring in that brings with it a strength and a financial package and a strength of following that will add to the conference? Really you're looking at at least two teams you need to bring in. I think that's going to be a difficult order."


Miles may have time management issues, but he does make good point or two there. As a whole, the SEC seems rather complete in itself. (And honestly, if I could trade Clemson to the ACC Miami, Georgia Tech, and FSU don't have the same kind of true Southern flavor you would expect an SEC school to have. Same goes for Virginia Tech or Maryland. Virginia might. But seriously, would anybody want Virginia in the SEC? (Outside of Virginians, of course.)
The only true "Southern" school that isn't in the SEC is Clemson. And while expanding the SEC to bring the Tigers in is interesting, there's a good chance most SEC supporters would rather kick another team out instead to let them in. I'd trade South Carolina for Clemson any day of the week.

(via EDSBS, Orlando Sentinel)


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Les Miles doesn't think the SEC needs to go the way of the Big 10 and expand. And he expressed his views in the Orlando Sentinel.

"I don't know that the SEC needs expansion. The fact that they have a pretty good format for a championship game, I think the teams we have are certainly very competitive. When you go to expanding a 12-team conference, what team are you going to bring in that brings with it a strength and a financial package and a strength of following that will add to the conference? Really you're looking at at least two teams you need to bring in. I think that's going to be a difficult order."


Miles may have time management issues, but he does make good point or two there. As a whole, the SEC seems rather complete in itself. (And honestly, if I could trade Clemson to the ACC Miami, Georgia Tech, and FSU don't have the same kind of true Southern flavor you would expect an SEC school to have. Same goes for Virginia Tech or Maryland. Virginia might. But seriously, would anybody want Virginia in the SEC? (Outside of Virginians, of course.)
The only true "Southern" school that isn't in the SEC is Clemson. And while expanding the SEC to bring the Tigers in is interesting, there's a good chance most SEC supporters would rather kick another team out instead to let them in. I'd trade South Carolina for Clemson any day of the week.

(via EDSBS, Orlando Sentinel)



Posted originally: 2010-05-10 12:05:00
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