So you're thinking about a more complicated "some permanent rivals, but not all permanent rivals" layout for scheduling? Don't think too hard: I've got you covered.
The Trib: Mike Anderson says MU rivalry won't be about him
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Are the Hogs (and their coach) coming to Columbia?
The Trib: Schedule format decision is imminent
The Trib: SEC coaches united on playoff, open to change on rivalry games
Birmingham Times: SEC football schedule format becomes cloudier
KC Star: SEC hits snag on football scheduling
Post-Dispatch: Format of football schedule still up in air
KBIA Sports: SEC football coaches differ on league scheduling
Team Speed Kills: SEC Considering Bringing Permanent Rival System or Tier Model to Basketball
Rocky Top Talk: New SEC Basketball Schedule: How a Tiered Rotation Might Work
Birmingham Times: Top basketball schedule format emerges
Mr. SEC: Hoops Coaches Studying One 18-Game Plan (But Divisions Might Be Back In Play)
The SEC Network™
SB Nation: SEC Network Given Super Awesome Code Name
SB Nation: New SEC Network Confirmed By Ole Miss, Mizzou ADs
Matt Sarz: What changed in the SEC TV contract to change their business model?
Well ... Yeah
Post-Dispatch: College football is always in season in the SEC
The Trib: Alden thinks Missouri is in better place
KC Star: Athletic director excited about changes at Missouri
Mizzou Football Links
ESPN.com (SEC): Schedule Analysis: Missouri
ESPN.com High School: Elite 11 Watch: Missouri QB Trent Hosick
Rivals.com: VIDEO: Trent Hosick Highlights 1
PowerMizzou: Tiger Mailbag
Mizzou Diamond Sports Links
MUtigers.com: Tigers Open NCAA Regional With #8 Arizona Friday
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Tigers look forward to Tucson, Recruit looks forward to SEC
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Tucson, Big 12, SEC
SimmonsField.com: HI NOTES: Mediocre teams need love too
Fox Sports MW: Big 12 title heals wounds for Missouri
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou in the MLB Draft
MUtigers.com: Thomas, Fleming Named NFCA All-Americans
Other Football Links
College Football Talk: Oliver Luck says playoff with four best teams is 'the American way'
Post-Dispatch: Easy part is saying yes to a playoff
Big 12 Sports: Big 12, As Of Now, Does Not Favor Expanding
SB Nation: Big 12 'Reaffirms' Commitment To 10 Members
Frank The Tank: A 5-Step Summer Plan to Save the ACC
I'll say this: I've seen more clever American passes in the last week than I had in the last year, maybe two years. The USMNT is doing an infinitely better job of passing into space and creating scoring opportunities. They very easily could have had two or three more goals yesterday. Of course, Brazil could have, too. A combination of always-iffy U.S. defense (sorry, Gooch) and a ridiculously good Brazil attack made sure this game wasn't too close, even if it was for a while. I'm really excited about the way the offense is coming together, but that defense still scares the hell out of me.
Oh well. Brazil is Brazil, and let's just say that the U.S. will face a lot more Scotlands than Brazils in World Cup qualifying.