Al Golden, Frank Beamer favor nine-game ACC schedule

Not many of their SEC counterparts will talk about the possibility of playing a nine-game conference schedule, but Miami’s Al Golden and Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer supported the idea for the ACC.

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ESPN’s SEC Network promos posted. What’s your favorite?

ESPN has posted the school-by-school promos for the SEC Network, which will debut in August.

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Time for SEC to go to nine-game conference schedule

SEC commissioner Mike Slive said he expects a vote on the nine-game football schedule before the league meetings in late May. (AP photo)

SEC commissioner Mike Slive said he expects a vote on the nine-game football schedule before the league meetings in late May. (AP photo)

There’s been a lot of talk about the SEC adding a ninth conference game, and commissioner Mike Slive said Monday he expects the league’s decision makers to vote on the topic before the spring meetings (May 27-30).

Many people, including AJC columnist Jeff Schultz is in favor of teams adding a ninth SEC game. So am I.

Better schedules mean better games, more opportunities to be on TV — especially with the shiny SEC Network — and, ultimately, more money. Not just for the networks and the schools, but also for the SEC’s smaller college towns, which thrive on packed stadiums in the fall.

Coaches and ADs have their reasons not to like it, including the loss of potential rivalry games and missed bowl appearances by teams that needed another win to qualify.

The SEC is exploring its options with different formats. Any of them would lead to better …

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Greyson Lambert springs toward No. 1 QB job at Virginia

Jesup’s Greyson Lambert springs toward No. 1 QB job at Virginia.

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Auburn AD Jay Jacobs writes letter, wants packed stadium for spring game

Auburn AD Jay Jacobs wants ESPN cameras to show a “packed house” for Auburn’s A-Day game on Saturday.

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Report: Cole Stoudt, not Deshaun Watson, to start at QB for Clemson

Deshaun Watson has the talent and tools, but Cole Stoudt’s experience appears to helped him win the starting QB job at Clemson this fall.

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Auburn most watched football team in 2013

More college football fans watched the Auburn football team last season than any other team.

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AJ McCarron, Katherine Webb engagement, wedding coming to TV

AJ McCarron left Alabama with a couple of national titles and the girl. Now he and fiancee Katherine Webb have a reality TV show. The All-American couple’s wedding preparations and ceremony, which is scheduled for July 11, will be filmed for a TV series.

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Mercer football faced with difficult changes with move

Mercer faces transition from the Pioneer Football League to the Southern Conference, which boasts scholarship players and a history of strong football programs.

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Florida State’s new logo leaked, new uniforms coming

Chief Osceola has a new look. Florida State has confirmed what everybody thought. FSU has a new logo and will have new uniforms for the 2014 football season.

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