I fully agree. I’m a Tennessee graduate from a multigenerational UT family. We in the south do not understand the bi-coastal conferences. Traveling to opponent’s towns and stadiums was always a big part of the SEC football experience.The truly stupid thing about conference realignment is that all the other college sports are stuck with whatever makes the football team the most profitable for the school. That's how you get today's news that the Atlantic Coast Conference is adding two schools on the Pacific Ocean.
It will never happen because it makes too much sense, but all the other sports should have stayed in their conferences from 25 years ago and have the football programs make their own conference.
I have no idea how sports that play more than once a week can survive the coast to coast travel.
I think it’s the precursor to the end to big time college athletics.
Other countries universities do well without an NCAA. We will too.