Not sure why the SEC won't play nine conference games
The Big-12 and PAC-10 don't have a problem with this. Maybe they think the 4-5 home-away split causes too many problems. I don't see the problem myself - in years when a team has only 4 home conference games, they still have room to schedule a couple of OOC I-AA cream puffs to get to 6 home games. Heck, most of them seem to do that already anyway. And for some reason, they like to play one of them in November.