Greg Sankey has gotten plenty of pats on the back for the course he’s steered for his conference’s start to football play. He certainly deserves credit for avoiding the PR pitfalls that have plagued some of his peers, but some of the congratulations seem premature. After all, not a single SEC team has started play yet.
This dropped yesterday.
Now, Missouri wasn’t going to beat ‘Bama fully staffed, so in the short term, this means little. But what’s going to happen when a contending team takes a run of bad luck, health-wise, and loses a game or two because of a roster shortage… or, worse, two teams with major health concerns are forced to face off against each other?
If Sankey isn’t waking up every day and immediately crossing his fingers, then he’s a bigger fool than I think he is. He knows the conference still has a long way to go.