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The SEC sets the schedule. There are no SEC games set for the week before LSU in Bama's case (as is the case with LSU as well.) This season Bama could (assuming they could find one) play an OOC game that weekend in most years. Remember, this is a weird year with 14 Saturday's coming after Labor Day and before the SECCG's date.
 

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Highly technical indeed. But don't kid yourself, Bama has 3 byes as well without the technicality. The last one is always played right before the barner game.

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I'm not aware of more than 3 league games having a bye until we got to the double bye season. Perhaps there was no way around the scheduling. We have 3 bye teams ourselves but Georgia has got a beef. It just won't get them anywhere at this point and time.
 

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@TUSKtimes, no, I'm saying the SEC doesn't schedule another SEC team for Bama or LSU that week. If you look at the UGA vs Florida game you'll see they both get off weeks from SEC play the week before their annual meeting.
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Right. Tell Quinnen Williams that.
 

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Actually, I've taken a hard look weeks ago and continue to stare at it occasionally. The schedule also says we have a mutual bye week with Texas A&M this season. Which is maybe as important as the LSU bye week. Especially playing in College Station and getting 2 weeks to get rested and ready after playing a stretch of 5 teams.

My comment to shotgun was about picking the bye week spots and each team or head coach/AD, if you like, has a role in that. That hasn't changed.

The best thing I can say about 2 bye weeks, and there are many, is regardless of teams picking their spots, Bama, Georgia, and others will be better rested to handle it. Georgia gets a bye after Notre Dame, which is their 4th game and has a mutual bye week with Tennessee and Florida. That takes the sting out of it and comes nowhere close to what we experienced in attrition in 2010. Plus, and maybe you were alluding to this in your comment if LSU or Florida have to miss another weekend due to bad weather, or anyone else, the double byes make the schedule much more flexible.
 

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