So there’s that.
The SEC made the decision to cancel the game – they’re calling it an “indefinite postponement,” but it’s obvious it’s a cancellation, after sitting on their asses while Florida stalled the decision on the game until it was too late to play it elsewhere. Greg Sankey, the league commissioner, clearly was played by Florida – Florida’s team is beat up and knew they’d lose, so they played the angles in an effort to get a cancellation.
Understand that Florida has two difficult games remaining – a neutral-site game with Georgia in three weeks, and a road game at Arkansas later in the season. They will now have an extended time to get their beat-up defense a chance to get healthy (they’ve got Missouri next week), and then they’ll perhaps be able to make a run at the SEC East. Tennessee, who beat Florida and has a game plus a tiebreaker on them in the league standings, still has to play Texas A&M and Alabama. If the Vols lose those two games Florida might have politicked their way into the SEC Championship Game.
And Greg Sankey, the new commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, did nothing as Florida stalled a decision on moving this game until it was too late. He allowed himself to get rolled over like a puppy dog by Florida’s shark athletic director Jeremy Foley.
LSU did everything they could to make this game happen but without assistance from the league office there was nothing LSU could do to make the game happen. It’s now time for LSU to start openly discussing options in other conferences, most prominently the Big XII. After the way this was handled, in the aftermath of what seems like a never-ending string of bush-league moves by the league which negatively affect the Ole War Skule, it’s time to rattle some cages.
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) October 6, 2016
UPDATE #2: And this…
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) October 6, 2016