We're much less concerned with the stance taken here as we are in the means in which one Les Miles, football coach, came to believe in the cause of The OBC.
Said LSU head hat wearer is now endorsing the idea of division games solely determining division champions, instead of the current SEC system (where the overall conference record through eight games, three against cross-division opponents). Worth noting is the path Georgia took to the SEC Championship in 2011, winning the SEC East with a 7-1 record despite losing to South Carolina, who finished at 6-2 (both SEC losses coming to Western division teams).
Oh, to be a fly on the wall of whatever Sheraton lobby bar this confab went down in. We're assuming such a sales meeting happened because Miles and LSU have absolutely nothing to gain by such a stance. Our only guess is that over the last two decades, the Tigers' permanent cross-division opponent Florida has had a stronger record than that of Alabama's (Tennessee), Auburn's (Georgia) or Arkansas (South Carolina).
Or it's Les Miles, and we can't see a scenario in which a Steve Spurrier who decides to start politicking couldn't hoodwink The Hat in under 20 minutes.
*Likely over a few Sailor Jerry's and Coke, because Les Miles drinks like your snowbird aunt from Sarasota. You know this to be true.