Sep 8, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; SEC logo on the field before a game between the Texas A&M Aggies and Florida Gators at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Report: ACC looking to add SEC game to football schedules

The Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic Coast Conference already have four rivalry games every year, but the ACC is hoping to schedule more games against the SEC, according to a report from ESPN.com.

“In addition to considering a nine-game conference schedule, ACC officials have also broached the idea of a model in which conference teams would play eight league games and one SEC opponent every season, according to several sources from both conferences.”

The two leagues already feature Florida-Florida State, South Carolina-Clemson, Louisville-Kentucky and Georgia-Georgia-Tech, but the concept may be a difficult for the rest of the SEC to agree too. Would the games be on the SEC network? Will it help or hurt a team’s bid for the new college football playoff? What happens with Notre Dame? Will the SEC be able to adopt a nine-game conference schedule?

Per the ESPN report from heather Dinich, “An SEC source told ESPN.com that the ACC’s idea of an “8+1 model” was merely a concept that had been discussed only once and was a long way from being a reality. It was so premature, he said, that most athletic directors in the SEC hadn’t even been briefed on it.”

While it sounds like a nice concept in theory there is a long way to go before this concept can become a reality, but the discussions will continue into the spring.

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