Several Georgia fans were incensed by G&BA's suggestion that the Bulldogs have received preferential treatment in scheduling. A couple suggested our claims that South Carolina would lose a return trip from Mississippi State and pick up an away game at LSU were nothing but paranoid internet rumors. We can either add ESPN's Chris Low to the conspiracy bandwagon, or admit that South Carolina has been treated horribly in this process.
Everything that follows assumes that the multiple credible reports regarding Carolina's and Georgia's 2012 West opponents are true.
I am extremely unhappy with our AD, Eric Hyman, for not getting a fairer result for our program. His job is to look out for our best interests, and he failed miserably in a very high profile opportunity to perform that duty.
I am absolutely furious that this was allowed to occur at the SEC level. One of the things many SEC fans and administrators have prided themselves on, and even used as a recruiting tool in the expansion wooing process, is the league's supposed equality. Conference fans root for SEC rivals in OOC games largely because of a perception that the SEC is a conference of equals where no program or cadre of programs is the favored son(s) of the league office. The 2012 scheduling process has exposed that notion as a lie.
Go Michigan State.