Pruitt quote from Finebaum

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Maybe that being brought to light will push to get all the schools under the same guidelines?
The SEC wants 4 teams to do well this year, Bama, UGA, UF, and LSU or A&M. With the B1G & Pac 12 likely out of the CFB Playoff picture the SEC thinks they can get 2 teams in. Best way to do that is have 4 highly ranked teams, 2 in each division. Then you have 2 division matchups of undefeated teams. That gives you an SEC Championship with 2 undefeated teams and 2 one loss teams that didn’t make it. That will be 4 good resumes for 2 playoff spots.
 
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The SEC wants 4 teams to do well this year, Bama, UGA, UF, and LSU or A&M. With the B1G & Pac 12 likely out of the CFB Playoff picture the SEC thinks they can get 2 teams in. Best way to do that is have 4 highly ranked teams, 2 in each division. Then you have 2 division matchups of undefeated teams. That gives you an SEC Championship with 2 undefeated teams and 2 one loss teams that didn’t make it. That will be 4 good resumes for 2 playoff spots.
Big Ten football to resume weekend of Oct. 24
 
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Something else to add that’s a good sign: “Well, we've continued to improve. We've not had as much COVID as we've had contact tracing [issues], but there was definitely a two-week period where we had as many as 40 or 50 players out for practice. Those numbers have dramatically declined over the last couple of days, so we're starting to get guys back as we start preparing for South Carolina.”
 
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They are late to the party. But knowing Ohio State fans, they will want a seat at the playoff table. Get some popcorn and watch the national championship evolve from "the season that wasn't".
Their season starts October 24 with their championship game on December 19. If they don't have any bye weeks, this means they will play a maximum of 8 games before the Big Ten championship game. To give them the best shot of a playoff spot, they will probably scrap the divisions and go soley on records for their championship game. I am also sure their scheduling will favor OSU. OSU's probable schedule:

Oct. 24 - Indiana
Oct. 31 - Rutgers
Nov. 7 - Northwestern
Nov. 14 - Iowa
Nov. 21 - Purdue
Nov. 28 - Maryland
Dec. 5 - Illinois
Dec. 12 - Michigan

If they add a bye week, Iowa or Michigan will be scrapped. Given the Big Ten hasn't won a playoff game since 2014, they probably figure they can backdoor their way into the national championship game.
 
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