Found June 07, 2014 on
Would the SEC kick Ole Miss out?
It’s no secret that the last few rounds of conference realignment have really been about one thing – money. The “power five” leagues – especially the Big Ten and SEC – have been doing all they can to add schools that will allow them to increase both exposure and revenue. But one thing that no conference has done quite yet? Kick a school out of its league. Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi thinks its time the SEC did just that. He thinks Ole Miss and Mississippi State are “dead weight” and that the only reason they’re in the most powerful football conference in the country is because they were in the “right place at the right time 100 years ago.”
Who does he think should replace them? UCF and USF – two Florida schools near big cities (Tampa, Orlando).
If the Power 5 leagues truly want to break off into their own division then they first need to jettison the dead weight and add more deserving schools like UCF before setting sail for the brave new
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