Dawgfan4life24, on 31 May 2013 - 08:03 AM, said:
I don't agree. While i LOVE that fact that UGA has Clemson game 1 this year. You need few cupcake games a yea. SEC is a hella tough conference and those FAU's/ App States/ ETC give coaches and players a change to rest up a little knowing they are facing a weaker opponent. Gives coaches a chance to rest his first stringers and bring out some guys who wouldn't normally play, test new schemes and plays.
If the UGA schedule was 8 SEC games, Clemson, Ohio State, Stanford, Oklahoma, thats a crazy schedule. The cupcake games give most teams a well deserved "type of break" during a tough SEC season
Yes, you need a few cupcakes.
But look at Miss State's OOC last year:
Ole Miss had Texas, but then they had Central Arkansas, UTEP, and Tulane.
And this year, while Bama opens with VaTech, they then have Colorado State, Georgia State, and UTC.
Replace just one of those 3 creampuffs with a solid OOC opponent--not necessarily a powerhouse, but a respectable team from an AQ conference. Not only do you get better games, but you get a better sense of how the conferences stack up.