In the midst of all of his pronouncements the other day, you might have missed this bit from Greg Sankey:
Eliminate FCS games to help with SEC Network ratings when those are released in next year or so? Sankey says vast majority of games on the network are conference games, so he believes that’s an inaccurate assumption. “Let’s not assume what we are or not doing in ratings.” No communication about eliminating FCS games.
Is it possible SEC will eliminate FCS games in football? “It’s a conversation piece but we have not eliminated those.”
Yum. Those cupcakes are mighty tasty.
As for what we might assume regarding ratings, I bet the commissioner would change his tune upon either the SEC getting burned by the selection committee because of perceived strength of schedule shortcomings or ESPN bitching strongly enough about the quality of the broadcast fodder it’s being fed.