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SEC scheduling is biased against LSU says Les Miles

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Miles is a fiery character
Miles is a fiery character.

The SEC announced Sunday that they will continue to play an eight game schedule, with each team to play a permanent contest against a team from the opposing division.

This has delighted many fans, with some great annual match-ups such as Texas A&M vs. South Carolina and Alabama vs. Tennessee set to take place in the coming years.

But LSU head coach Les Miles is far from impressed after his side were confirmed to take on Florida in their permanent match-up:

"We play the toughest schedule in America in our conference, and then we have the bias of the permanent parter," the coach told Baton Rouge newspaper, The Advocate.

"The bias of the schedule continues to be disproportionate. Fundamentally fair is something they've given great thought to."

Florida have claimed two national titles in the past ten years and are clearly a dangerous opponent.

And with the difference between glory and agony in NCAA football often defined by a single defeat it is fair to say having them as an annual opponent will make Miles task tougher with the Tigers.

A claim the school's Athletic director, Joe Alleva, was keen to put forward on Monday:

"I am very disappointed that the leaders of the SEC disregard the competitive advantage that permanent partners award to certain schools... LSU has played Florida and Georgia 19 times since 2000, and Bama has played them eight times. Is that fair?"

But, as many of Miles' opponents will argue, you have to beat the best to be the best - a philosophy the Tigers coach will have to live up in the coming months.

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