The nice thing is that the SEC is only a CBS so technically it's national coverage, but if the SEC was with ABC and ESPN+ more of their games would be shown on a saturday. Yes, there is the usual sat. evening game on ESPN and or ESPN2,but if you don't live in a SEC state you never see the Jefferson Pilot games. Personally I always thought JP's coverage was minor-league compared to what you see with ESPN+ and or ESPN or ESPN2. I think you would have more SEC games available on the digital cable or sat tv packages if the SEC signed with ABC/ESPN. For example between ESPN and ESPN2, and ESPN+ and ABC you can see all five big ten games on a saturday even if you live out of big ten country through cable and sat. tv packages. The CBS contract is good, but in some markets the SEC game isn't shown at all. For example in some markets in Ohio and Michigan if the 3:30pm game goes against Michigan, MSU, or Ohio State the local CBS affiliate will show a movie or reruns since the ratings will actually be higher for that instead of an SEC game. I don't know if CBS can force affiliates to show all SEC games, but the tv station makes more money in those cases by not showing the SEC game.