DESTIN, Fla. — After an SEC coach broached the idea of an SEC-Big 12 challenge earlier in the day, the commissioner (playfully) knocked it down.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, wrapping up his opening statement at his Tuesday press conference, added this:
“I follow many of you on Twitter, so I understand there was a suggestion that we have an SEC-Big Ten challenge in football. We generally call those bowl games,” Sankey said. “But I appreciate the creative thought.”
Sankey was asked if that meant a definite “no” to a potential challenge series. He hesitated and smiled.
Then the commissioner was reminded that it was one of his coaches – Arkansas’ Bret Bielema – who suggested it. Sankey smiled again.
“We’ll continue the legacy of the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference saying the First Amendment is alive and well,” Sankey said.