When SEC commissioner Greg Sankey met with reporters on Friday, it was clear how he felt about the long process it took to get the Florida-LSU game rescheduled for Nov. 17.
“I’ve been concerned since Monday when lines were drawn in the sand,” Sankey said, according to 247sports. “We are a conference that has done really, really well in handling things inside … It is difficult to come to conclusions when we are publicly stating lines in the sand. We can’t do that.
“And I give great credit to Jeremy Foley, great credit for when we reached an impasse, for stepping forward in I think the best interest of the conference, showing willingness to make an adjustment to this year’s schedule and to flip next year’s game.
“I give credit to the University of Florida for stepping forward to do that. We were coming to a place where we had to take a very different approach. I don’t think it would have been healthy.”
On Thursday, Foley made similar comments, saying that LSU made the process more difficult.