Breaking: SEC Approves Conference Only Schedule - Season starts Sep 26

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Statement from Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer

Today's announcement by the Southeastern Conference provides important clarity as it relates to the 2020 football season. The league office is currently developing a revised schedule.

A tremendous amount of thought and discussion went into making what we believe is a responsible decision on scheduling format, and it's exciting to be making progress toward competition. Our student-athletes and coaches are working hard to prepare while prioritizing health and safety. There are still several logistical unknowns, but we appreciate Vol Nation being patient and sticking with us as we continue to work through these unique circumstances.

Our next important reference point is a decision on capacity at Neyland Stadium. We plan to coordinate with state and local officials on gameday attendance, understanding that potential limitations could change from week to week once the season begins. This underscores the importance of the public practicing healthy habits statewide.

We've been working through plans for several different capacity scenarios and ticket allocation strategies and aim to communicate specifics once details are finalized.

Conversations remain ongoing at the NCAA and conference level regarding fall plans for Olympic sports.
 
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Statement from Fulmer:

Today's announcement by the Southeastern Conference provides important clarity as it relates to the 2020 football season. The league office is currently developing a revised schedule.

A tremendous amount of thought and discussion went into making what we believe is a responsible decision on scheduling format, and it's exciting to be making progress toward competition. Our student-athletes and coaches are working hard to prepare while prioritizing health and safety. There are still several logistical unknowns, but we appreciate Vol Nation being patient and sticking with us as we continue to work through these unique circumstances.

Our next important reference point is a decision on capacity at Neyland Stadium. We plan to coordinate with state and local officials on gameday attendance, understanding that potential limitations could change from week to week once the season begins. This underscores the importance of the public practicing healthy habits statewide.

We've been working through plans for several different capacity scenarios and ticket allocation strategies and aim to communicate specifics once details are finalized.

Conversations remain ongoing at the NCAA and conference level regarding fall plans for Olympic sports.

**Edit** Sorry, @Freak feel free to delete my comment.
 
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The good news is no one else from the west is as good as Oklahoma was going to be anyway. I'm putting money on Ole Miss being one of the other two games we're going to get. A&M here might be the other.
 
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I wonder how this is going to affect the present schedule (aside from, obviously, adding two SEC West teams). Is it reasonable to assume that Tennessee isn't going to be opening with back-to-back home games against Florida and Missouri as presently scheduled?
 
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Oh, this means maybe it won’t be Ole Miss and LSU. Interesting. I don’t want to play Arkansas...yawn

So that essentially means that our two west opponents (Alabama, Arkansas) dictate who our two others will be. And they will likely be somewhere in the middle considering Alabama was 2nd best and Arkansas was the worst.

I expect to see one of the Mississippi teams and maybe A&M as the other
 
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What are the odds that Florida will somehow avoid traveling to the northern, more colder climate venues during late October/November/December?

Their history suggests they will avoid if possible
 
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