The SEC announced a new yet familiar format for schedules on Sunday to the protest of LSU’s Les Miles, who says it’s still a system that is unfair.
“We play the toughest schedule in America in our conference, and then we have the bias of the permanent partner,” Miles told The Advocate. “We’re now also being mandated to take a BCS team. The bias of the schedule continues to be disproportionate. Fundamentally fair is not something they’ve given great thought to.”
But the candidly funny Steve Spurrier, who is all too familiar with the rigors of playing in college’s toughest league, says if you are looking for fairness, college football is the last place you’ll find it.
“There’s nothing fair about college football,” Spurrier told ESPN. “You know that, don’t you?
“If it was fair, Alabama would have to sit out a year of recruiting. They’ve had the No. 1 class five out of six years. That’s like giving an NFL team the first five picks in the first and second round every year — almost.”
“It’s not exactly fair by any means,” Spurrier told ESPN. “But that’s the way we’ve always done it. We can still fill the ballparks, and the interest is at an all-time high. We’ll worry about that fairness later on.”
Well, you can always count on good ole Steve to keep it real.