Stallings backs off suggestion of 22-game SEC schedule

During the Spring Meeting in Destin, Fla., Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings suggested the SEC go to a 22-game, double round-robin scheduling format.

That may have been a tongue-in-cheek suggestion. On a SEC teleconference Monday, Stallings acknowledged that the idea is all but a non-starter.

“We feel drug through Armageddon after 16 games,” he said of the current format. “I don’t think (22 games) has got a lot of traction.”

No coach voiced support for a 22-game SEC schedule, but several noted that it was the fairest way to determine a “true” champion.