Rather than go to a nine-game conference schedule to improve the schedule strength of its teams, the SEC opted to stick with an eight-game conference schedule in April, provided that its teams play at least one Power Five conference team each year during the non-conference season.
As a result, a lot of SEC schools had the same brilliant idea: call Kansas.
Heard this today: The week the SEC announced mandated non-con games against BCS (or big five) teams, KU received "about seven calls."— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) August 26, 2014
You laugh, but props to the mighty SEC teams for taking our advice ... and the advice of pretty much everyone else.
If SEC teams need to play an actual out of conference FBS opponent now, well, KANSAS YOUR DANCE CARD IS NOW FULL.— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) April 27, 2014
SEC mandating that teams play one non-conference game against top 5 leagues starting in '16. Kansas suddenly in demand?— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) April 27, 2014
So I guess this new SEC scheduling rule will bring us the return of the Missouri-Kansas rivalry?— Tom Hart (@tom_hart) April 28, 2014
I can only imagine how many texts Kansas' Charlie Weis is receiving from SEC coaches right now that read "u up?"— Vico (@ourhonordefend) April 27, 2014
Unfortunately, that last one may not have been true.