SEC guru still fitting schedules

Posted: July 22, 2012 at 3:47 a.m.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said the conference has been pushing for a playoff since 2004, when unbeaten Auburn was denied a shot at the BCS title game. Now that a four-team playoff will begin in 2014, the conference’s next postseason idea, the Champions Bowl, is taking shape.

SEC adviser Larry Templeton, who is heading up a transition committee that is dealing with scheduling issues caused by the conference’s expansion to 14 teams, said the intradivisional home and road games this season will have no bearing on 2013.

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