One of the biggest storylines of the football season was the issue of rescheduling the Florida-LSU game. But the issues that arose because of the game could soon change if commissioner Greg Sankey gets his way.
For those who have forgotten, the Florida-LSU game was originally scheduled for Oct. 8 in Gainesville, Fla. However, due to Hurricane Matthew that game had to be postponed. After a bunch of public squabbling, he game was eventually rescheduled for Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge.
The Gators ended up winning that game on a late goal-line stand.
Per according to Scott Rabalais of the Advocate, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey could have the ability to step in himself and reschedule weather impacted games in the future.
Per Rabalais, the SEC athletic directors have already given him this ability and the presidents of the school will vote on the issue in March.
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) January 8, 2017
There was a ton of public criticism of both Sankey as well as Florida and LSU. Georgia and South Carolina’s game, which also was impacted by hurricane Matthew, was rescheduled for the next day. Because it took so long for Florida and LSU to come to an agreement, they both had to cancel home games.