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"I would hope that we have a conversation, which we haven't yet, that everybody plays a game on Thursday night during the (next scheduling) cycle," said Larry Templeton, an SEC consultant helping to put together future schedules. "There will be some schools that have difficulty hosting that game. But there would also be opportunities."

"Difficulty"? Yes, there would be some difficulty for some schools. Atlanta traffic comes to mind, as Blutarsky mentions. The enormous size of the state of Florida is another one. I'd love to see the league office try to explain to South Florida-based Gator fans how they should take off work early to drive 5-6 hours (at least) to get to Gainesville and another 5-6 hours afterwards to get home. The obvious solution would then be to send schools that can't practically host a Thursday game on the road; for instance, FSU has played plenty of Thursday road games for the ACC. Even so, it prevents a lot of fans from being able to make the trek to that road game, and the league is concerned about attendance. We'll have to see on this, but I'm not in favor of forcing schools to play on Thursdays if they don't want to.
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