I just got back from a Q&A with Les Miles. A good number of people were there. He answered most of the questions with the usual coach-speak but there was one interesting answer. Someone asked him about out of conference scheduling and he stated that he was not interested in playing power houses before the season started. He said that the SEC was very difficult as is and that they need to play a quality schedule before the season(SEC play) starts, not one filled with powerhouse teams.