Agreed - I think the whole idea of the SEC being college's version of the NFL is not going to happen overnight but rather in 10 years plus or minus. Even if there is another super conference, my belief is that there'd be a good 20 or so solid programs spread across the country for us to play games against (2 or 4 game series). Then add in games against geographic rivals, etc. and it all works out better than playing in a conference with the schools listed in the OP.11 games?!?
a team would need to go 5-6 in conference to have a shot at a bowl.
I would be shocked if they went to 11 right now.