By now, you’ve heard the Florida-LSU impasse has been broken, with the schools agreeing to swap home games this season and next. It seems like a sensible solution, but the road getting there was anything but, based on some of the quotes and observations I’ve seen tonight.
So, in the end, Foley and Alleva were engaged in an epic pissing match that Foley’s mismanagement created that ended when Sankey made a threat that could have been put out there for public consumption before last weekend, which might have gone a long way towards getting Foley’s head out of his ass proactively. Well played, Commish.
And Foley backed down, not for the good of the conference, but because the SECCG threat carries more weight against Florida this season than LSU, given the relative strength of the two divisions. How he didn’t see that coming in the first place escapes me.
It’s not like Alleva’s done himself a lot of favors, though, when you look at how LSU’s 2017 schedule now shapes up.
There’s actually a fifth road game, at Mississippi State, plus a neutral site game against BYU to add to the mix. That’s some gauntlet.
By the way, do Gator season ticket holders get a refund?
The SEC really covered itself in glory on this one.