Texas A&M drops USC and Oregon from future schedules
It didn’t take long Texas A&M to fit in with the SEC-type of scheduling issue.
Why? Because right now, there’s an outcry for schools to schedule more difficult non-confernence teams in a quest for a National Championship.
And what did Texas A&M do? They cancelled their home-and-home games with USC in 2015-6 and Oregon from 2018-9.
The Aggies explanation is a good one – blame it on the SEC.
“During a transition like this (from the Big 12 to the SEC), it’s just been a little more difficult trying to schedule. Hopefully, in time, it will straighten itself out,” said Texas A&M’s AD Eric Hyman to the Houston Chronicle.
Weirdly enough, the move comes just as SEC commissioner Mike Slive was just talking at the scheduling of four lower-grade non-conference games in an effort to lighten up the rigmaroles of the conference schedule.
“I don’t want us playing four games that mean less,” Slive said in a press conference. “I made that very clear.”
For the 2013 season, Texas A&M’s been given the “SEC’s Easiest Schedule” by SEC Football Blog.
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