SEC slate a dilemma: Cross-divisional matchups create potential imbalances in schedules

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Now that spring football is over at the 14 Southeastern Conference institutions, league coaches can debate what has become an annual spring topic: future scheduling.

Due to the additions of Missouri and Texas A&M, the SEC employed a bridge schedule last season and will use one again for football this year. LSU coach Les Miles believes there is great imbalance with the league's current format of a school having to play all six teams within its division and a permanent foe and a rotating foe from the opposite division.

The Tigers reside in the SEC West and play Florida out of the East each year. LSU had South Carolina as its rotating foe last year and must travel to Georgia in September.