Les Miles is keeping his mouth shut. I know, hard to believe.
But Miles has reason to gripe. For the second straight season, his LSU Tigers have been handed a brutal conference schedule, while LSU's chief rival in the SEC West, Alabama, was given a softer slate.
Saturday, for example, when LSU hosts Florida and Alabama plays at Kentucky.
For the second straight year, LSU's two crossover games against the SEC East are against heavyweights. Florida and Georgia this year, Florida and South Carolina last season. Meanwhile, Alabama plays Kentucky and Tennessee this season, after playing Tennessee and Missouri last season.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive says the league is still considering future scheduling options, but Miles told the Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate “I have no idea” if the conference is planning any kind of relief.
“I'm excited about the opportunity to play Florida and (I've) given no thought to scheduling issues,” Miles said.
But he did in the offseason, when Miles did what SEC folks have been doing for decades. Asked why Alabama gets such favorable treatment.
The SEC adopted a 6-1-1 scheduling format when it expanded to 14 teams. Six intradivision games, one interdivision game against an annual rival (Tennessee for Alabama, Florida for LSU) and one interdivision game against a rotating foe.