Originally posted on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 8/24/13

The SEC released its 2014 conference football schedule on Wednesday, which opens with a presumably Johnny Manziel-less Texas A&M vs. South Carolina who won't have Jadeveon Clowney on Thursday, Aug. 28. This A&M-South Carolina game will also be the first game ever aired on the new ESPN-owned SEC Network, which launches in fall 2014. Paul Finebaum will carry the network for four hours a day, starting when the network launches on Aug. 21, but live football games will be where the network really makes its mark on the cable sports network landscape. And a game like their opener is a better game than any Big Ten or Pac-12 Network game. The SEC is still trying to figure out how to maintain competitive balance while also maintaining its traditional matchups: Alabama-Tennessee, Georgia-Florida, Auburn-Georgia. According to an SEC press release, "the 2014 schedule is based on a 12-year rotation of conference opponents, which includes six divisional contests for each team, along with games against one permanent non-divisional opponent and one rotating non-divisional opponent." But even this is under review, says SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “The SEC Presidents and Chancellors have committed to a review of football scheduling to be completed in time for preparation of the 2016 schedule,” Slive said at the spring meetings, per the SEC press release. “The objective of this review is to develop a scheduling format for the 2016 season and beyond, which will be in the best interests of the conference. The conference’s current 6-1-1 scheduling format will continue until a new format is approved by the conference membership." Here is the 2014 SEC conference schedule with the home team in all caps: ALABAMA Sept. 20 - FLORIDA Oct. 4 - at Ole Miss Oct. 11 - at Arkansas Oct. 18 - TEXAS A&M Oct. 25 - at Tennessee Nov. 8 - at LSU Nov. 15 - MISSISSIPPI STATE Nov. 29 - AUBURN ARKANSAS Aug. 30 - at Auburn Sept. 27 - vs. Texas A&M (Dallas) Oct. 11 - ALABAMA Oct. 18 - GEORGIA Nov. 1 - at Mississippi State Nov. 15 - LSU Nov. 22 - OLE MISS Nov. 29 - at Missouri AUBURN Aug. 30 - ARKANSAS Oct. 4 - LSU Oct. 11 - at Mississippi State Oct. 25 - SOUTH CAROLINA Nov. 1 - at Ole Miss Nov. 8 - TEXAS A&M Nov. 15 - at Georgia Nov. 29 - at Alabama FLORIDA Sept. 13 - KENTUCKY Sept. 20 - at Alabama Oct. 4 - at Tennessee Oct. 11 - LSU Oct. 18 - MISSOURI Nov. 1 - vs. Georgia (Jacksonville) Nov. 8 - at Vanderbilt Nov. 15 - SOUTH CAROLINA GEORGIA Sept. 13 - at South Carolina Sept. 27 - TENNESSEE Oct. 4 - VANDERBILT Oct. 11 - at Missouri Oct. 18 - at Arkansas Nov. 1 - vs. Florida (Jacksonville) Nov. 8 - at Kentucky Nov. 15 - AUBURN KENTUCKY Sept. 13 - at Florida Sept. 27 - VANDERBILT Oct. 4 - SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 18 - at LSU Oct. 25 - MISSISSIPPI STATE Nov. 1 - at Missouri Nov. 8 - GEORGIA Nov. 15 - at Tennessee LSU Sept. 20 - MISSISSIPPI STATE Oct. 4 - at Auburn Oct. 11 - at Florida Oct. 18 - KENTUCKY Oct. 25 - OLE MISS Nov. 8 - ALABAMA Nov. 15 - at Arkansas Nov. 27 - at Texas A&M OLE MISS Sept. 6 - at Vanderbilt Oct. 4 - ALABAMA Oct. 11 - at Texas A&M Oct. 18 - TENNESSEE Oct. 25 - at LSU Nov. 1 - AUBURN Nov. 22 - at Arkansas Nov. 29 - MISSISSIPPI STATE MISSISSIPPI STATE Sept. 20 - at LSU Oct. 4 - TEXAS A&M Oct. 11 - AUBURN Oct. 25 - at Kentucky Nov. 1 - ARKANSAS Nov. 15 - at Alabama Nov. 22 - VANDERBILT Nov. 29 - at Ole Miss MISSOURI Sept. 27 - at South Carolina Oct. 11 - GEORGIA Oct. 18 - at Florida Oct. 25 - VANDERBILT Nov. 1 - KENTUCKY Nov. 15 - at Texas A&M Nov. 22 - at Tennessee Nov. 29 - ARKANSAS SOUTH CAROLINA Aug. 28 - TEXAS A&M Sept. 13 - GEORGIA Sept. 20 - at Vanderbilt Sept. 27 - MISSOURI Oct. 4 - at Kentucky Oct. 25 - at Auburn Nov. 1 - TENNESSEE Nov. 15 - at Florida TENNESSEE Sept. 27 - at Georgia Oct. 4 - FLORIDA Oct. 18 - at Ole Miss Oct. 25 - ALABAMA Nov. 1 - at South Carolina Nov. 15 - KENTUCKY Nov. 22 - MISSOURI Nov. 29 - at Vanderbilt TEXAS A&M Aug. 28 - at South Carolina Sept. 27 - vs. Arkansas (Dallas) Oct. 4 - at Mississippi State Oct. 11 - OLE MISS Oct. 18 - at Alabama Nov. 8 - at Auburn Nov. 15 - MISSOURI Nov. 27 - LSU VANDERBILT Sept. 6 - OLE MISS Sept. 20 - SOUTH CAROLINA Sept. 27 - at Kentucky Oct. 4 - at Georgia Oct. 25 - at Missouri Nov. 8 - FLORIDA Nov. 22 - at Mississippi State Nov. 29 - TENNESSEE

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