If you’re hoping to not see another Maurice Smith situation or grab a beer an a SEC football stadium, it looks like you’re going to have to wait.
The SEC announced that it would table discussion of beer sales at public venues for sporting events and a proposal about allowing graduate transfers to transfer to another school in the conference. There was no indication of when the proposals would be up for consideration again.
On expanding alcohol sales, Sankey says continues to be discussed, but no change. #LSU
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) June 2, 2017
The grad transfer rule was proposed by Georgia, but some coaches came out against fearing that it could create a free agency situation. Last year, Smith needed a waiver from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey so that he could transfer from Alabama to Georgia.
Unsurprisingly Alabama football coach Nick Saban came out strongly against the intra-conference grad transfer rule.
“I don’t know what advantage was created by all that,” Saban said earlier in the week. “I don’t know who won anymore games or lost anymore games because of that. I don’t know who benefited from it. If somebody wants to do some research on that, let me know, and I’d be glad to change my opinion about it.”
There was one rule that was changed, which should allow Florida to land Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire. The penalty regarding for taking grad transfers who fail to meet academic standards was reduced from three years to one. Under the old rule, Florida would not be able to take Zaire.
Sankey is expected to meet with the media shortly to discuss why the conference voted the way that it did.