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When the SEC adds the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners to the conference ahead of the 2024 college football season, the league is set to expand to a nine-game conference schedule. And while Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is a fan of the move to nine conference games, he’s not really thrilled about which games his team will be playing.

When the league expands to nine games, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported that it’s expected Alabama will play the Tennessee Volunteers, the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers every season. And Nick Saban is not a fan of that.

“I’ve always been an advocate for playing more (conference) games,” Saban told Dellenger. “But if you play more games, I think you have to get the three fixed (opponents) right. They’re giving us Tennessee, Auburn and LSU. I don’t know how they come to that (decision).”

Naturally, Saban did not get a lot of compassion from the college football world for his complaint, who blasted him on Twitter as a result.

As many pointed out, not only would this actually be a very fair scheduling decision, but it is also one of the only logical outcomes for Alabama. So Saban will likely just have to deal with it.

[Sports Illustrated]