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Tuesday Headlines: SEC Football Playoff (?) Edition

There could be a major change coming to the SEC.

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With the SEC meetings coming up, one of the biggest talks of the week will almost certainly be Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher, and rightfully so.

But there is also a big change that will be discussed during the week that will almost certainly be a bombshell in the sport if it comes to fruition.

According to Pete Thamel of ESPN, the idea of an intra-SEC playoff will be on the table for the meetings.

“One idea certain to be discussed by SEC officials in Destin is the notion of the SEC creating, running and profiting from its own intra-SEC postseason,” said Thamel. “The most obvious model is an eight-team one, but there are others that will be discussed.”

Thamel continued with this:

“SEC commissioner Greg Sankey stressed that no seismic change is imminent. But he did mention that an SEC-only playoff, in a variety of forms, was among the nearly 40 different models that SEC officials discussed at their fall meetings.”

With the idea of a college football playoff pushed back, it’s obvious the SEC is trying to take advantage of their power across the sport. With Oklahoma and Texas joining in the next few years, it’s about to get even stronger.

For Kentucky this could be an opportunity to continue to climb the ladder in the SEC picking order, and get some even more solid national post-season exposure.

This is definitely a storyline to watch over the SEC meetings.

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