Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 12/28/11
GAINESVILLE, Fla. From the moment the league's school presidents voted Texas A&M into the Southeastern Conference in September, college football fans and media have wondered how that will alter what is already considered the nation's toughest football conference. More questions arose when Missouri was voted into the conference in early November, increasing the SEC from 12 to 14 schools in a span of a few weeks. The wait is over. The SEC released its 2012 football schedule on Thursday morning and the Gators will face both Texas A&M and Missouri in their inaugural seasons in the conference. In fact, Florida will officially say "Welcome to the SEC to the Aggies. For the first time since 1996, the Gators will enter a season with a school other than Tennessee scheduled in their SEC opener. The 2001 Florida-Tennessee game, originally scheduled in September, was moved to later in the season due to the terrorist attacks on 911. After opening the 2012 season at home against Bow...
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