To reply to Steve Smith, Florida and Tennessee didn't play for so long because at the time the SEC played only six conference games a year in a ten-team conference, and the schedule didn't rotate regularly and was pretty much left to the schools to work out. Alabama didn't play Florida or Georgia for most of that period either. Alabama not playing Georgia was the big problem then, because they were the conference powers; Florida was a weak sister in the seventies and spent most of the eighties on probation. Before Steve Spurrier came along, Florida was probably less important in the conference's history than, say, Ole Miss.
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