“We’ll just erase that one and start over.” — SEC
SEC basketball coaches found a surprise from the SEC in their email inboxes last week.
You know that “constant rival” and those four “home-and-home” opponents the conference announced last month?
Yeah, that changed. And coaches were notified by email last week, out of the blue.
The SEC erased the drawing board for the 2012-13 basketball schedule and started fresh to create a more “competitive balance.” So just forget anything you read in the past. Kentucky was originally paired with Florida as a permanent rivalry, but that could, and likely will, change. It has been confirmed that Vanderbilt will no longer be paired with Tennessee, which could mean the SEC is pairing the Vols and Cats together.
Coaches are upset they were hit with the news out of nowhere and weren’t informed that a change was even being discussed. The league just sent out the new pairings and caught everyone off guard while they were all out recruiting during the July evaluation period.
The SEC will release the entire 2012-13 conference basketball schedule next month.