It was widely expected that the complete 2012 SEC football schedule would be under the tree in time for Christmas. Instead, it may be released on Monday, according to the Gainesville Sun. Story here.
The league has been trying to stitch together a “patchwork” 2012 schedule to account for the addition of new members Texas A&M and Missouri. A new schedule rotation for 2013 and beyond will be assembled in the new year.
ESPN blogger Chris Low dropped some hints about the schedule on Thursday.
It had been previously reported that new SEC Western Division member Texas A&M will visit both Ole Miss and Mississippi State in 2012.
The Sun reported that Florida will not host Ole Miss in the fall, as had been called for in the pre-expansion schedule. There are reports the Rebels will play Georgia and Vanderbilt from the SEC Eastern Division.
Little else has been reported about Mississippi State’s 2012 league schedule, other than it will include a visit from Tennessee.
Elsewhere, it’s been reported that Georgia will avoid a 2012 game with Alabama that had been previously in the SEC rotation, and that the Bulldogs’ usual SEC opener with South Carolina will be moved to October.