As Stewart Mandel tweeted Tuesday afternoon, an alien deposited on Earth in the middle of the summer would conclude that college football is just a bunch of results-free meetings that never stop happening in Florida. This week's edition is the SEC's turn, making this week of meetings that produce nothing an especially important week of meetings that produce nothing.
However, noteworthy figures are making noteworthy proclamations. Among them, Les Miles maybe spills the Big 12's beans (just giving Chuck Neinas more work to do) and Gary Pinkel reveals Arkansas and Mizzou as cross-division rivals, confirming a Texas A&M-South Carolina pairing.
A collection of topical remarks so far:
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says he's been told the Tigers' permanent rival will be Arkansas. Ark. has been w/ South Carolina.— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) May 29, 2012
Richt wants "best 4 in America" for playoff. Supports 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. Does not want conference champions only.— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) May 29, 2012
Spurrier on a college football playoff: "We should do like President Obama said and find 8 teams and play." twitter.com/PBPjasonlieser…— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) May 29, 2012
Les Miles is trying to make the case for SEC division titles being decided by only divisional games. Poorly.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) May 29, 2012
No surprise: LSU's Les Miles said he prefers New Orleans to host Big 12/SEC Champions bowl— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) May 29, 2012
Steve Spurrier says he would choose playoff teams by selection committee, like basketball. Mentions Frank Broyles as potential member.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) May 29, 2012
Miles says conf champs only model is self-serving. "They want equity and that's not necessarily fair."— Rachel George (@OS_RachelGeorge) May 29, 2012
Ark's John L Smith says his staff/situation no diff than anyone else. "If you don't win enuf games, anyone could get kicked out the nxt yr."— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) May 29, 2012
Dan Mullen: If we're going to have a Final Four let's have the four best teams in it— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) May 29, 2012
Muschamp: "needs to be 4 best teams. Because in our league we may have the four best teams." #playoff— Matt Hayes(@Matt_HayesSN) May 29, 2012
Will Muschamp also against Spurrier proposal: "I understand what Steve's point is, but to me an SEC game is an SEC game"— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) May 29, 2012
Derek Dooley's concern with playoff is details of semis. He wants 1-4 seeded in bowls, rotating, and plus-1 natl title gm.— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) May 29, 2012
Saban: Make sure we get the four best teams. It's just like politics and self interest. It should be best interest of CFB.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) May 29, 2012