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While LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said Saturday that he believes the SEC will stick with...

While LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva said Saturday that he believes the SEC will stick with permanent opponents from opposite divisions — something LSU has staunchly opposed — Martin said he will make one more attempt to sway his fellow SEC presidents and chancellors this week at the annual Spring Meeting in Destin, Fla. "I will try to make the case" for abandoning permanent opponents, Martin said Saturday. "I will make the case for LSU. I think we at least have a shot." Martin said he has an ally for eliminating permanent opponents in South Carolina President Harris Pastides. But it is a small band of resistance. Alleva said 11 of the 14 SEC schools are in favor of retaining permanent opponents — including Florida, the Tigers’ permanent SEC East opponent. LSU has maintained in the past that Florida also wanted to eliminate their annual game. "I don’t think it’s fair," Alleva said. "I think people have voted in the best interests of their schools and not the league."

LSU to make case against permanent football foe - The Advocate Never mind that Martin is jumping ship from LSU at a critical time to go take the same job at Colorado State. He is going to attempt to make permanent damage to the annual strength of the football schedule on the way out. I have never heard any sane argument for getting rid of the annual Florida game, other than "it makes things too hard" or "unfair" and that's a damn shame of an excuse to get rid of a football game. Don't even get me started on Alleva...
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