Shortly after the SEC’s presidents voted to keep an eight-game conference schedule in football, coaches of schools in other leagues began to criticize the decision. Much of that critique came from coaches of Pac-12 schools, which makes sense, considering they play nine conference games. Among the most vocal was Stanford coach David Shaw.
The 41-year-old Cardinal coach is apparently not done giving out his opinion on the subject, either.
David Shaw said the SEC schedule is like taking the NFC West and telling the 49ers and Seahawks that they only have to play eachother once.
— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) May 7, 2014
That criticism seems a bit harsh, as eliminating one divisional game in the NFL reduces a team’s divisional schedule by 17 percent. If the SEC were to go to a nine-game schedule instead of the current eight-game schedule, it’d only increase a team’s league schedule by roughly 11 percent.