Sankey’s message to Mays and Reese

Basically, it boils down to “if you want a transfer waiver, choose a different conference($$).

And during a radio interview on Wednesday morning, Sankey didn’t make it sound like he would be changing his mind.

“There’s a very direct rule that says to transfer from school A to school B in the SEC, they serve an academic year residence,” Sankey said during an appearance on Birmingham radio station WJOX-94.5 FM. “There are a set of NCAA oddity exceptions and then in 2018, our membership created two more: One for grad transfers, and one for individuals on teams that face postseason bans. And people send in waiver (requests) but, you know, one of the questions that should be asked is that what the commissioner is going to do, is why haven’t our members voted to change that rule? So we’re inviting people to campus knowing there’s a clear rule and now everyone points and says, ‘Well, you need to let people out of that rule.’ And one of the questions that’s real is, why is our membership not acted to change? And the answer is because we have to work together. We have to be respectful.”

Who knew the SEC Commissioner was an angry, retaliatory Georgia fan?

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UPDATE:  Kirby makes the same point.

“You’ve got to look at it from 3,000 feet above and see the landscape of things and what’s going on with everyone in the country,” Smart said on the SEC Coaches teleconference on Wednesday.

“I’m certainly one that thinks if a kid could have a better opportunity to go play somewhere else, and that’s their choice, we want to support that young man,” Smart, who’s entering his fifth season as Georgia’s head coach, said. “In the SEC, there are rules that are in place about going from one school to another that i’m not really in control of, that’s not my decision, that’s not my rule.

“Those are rules that were voted on among the ADs and presidents, and the commissioner has to uphold those.”

He also touched on Reese’s racism criticism.

“I don’t think he actually leveled comments about racism (within) the program,” Smart said. “But I can’t comment about what’s going on (with Reese’s case) because it’s still going on with the SEC and NCAA. I think the statement we released earlier is pretty explanatory.”

14 Comments

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14 responses to “Sankey’s message to Mays and Reese

  1. Randy Adams

    You know that some of those idiots will now say that Georgia has him in their back pocket…

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  2. Derek

    If this is the rule, why let the transfers/their lawyers make us the bad guy?

    Why not say publicly “we support whatever they want to do and sec will apply their rules as they see fit?

    What am i missing?

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  3. godawgs1701

    I would never wish injury, illness, or severe harm on anyone. But I also wouldn’t wish health on Thomas Mars, either.

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    You might as well add an update to this.

    Apparently, Cade Mays “toxic environment” was a coach (Luke or Kirby or a GA, who knows?) called him a pussy in front of teammates because he didn’t want to practice after getting a couple of wisdom teeth removed.

    So says the completely non-biased Erik Ainge, former Tennessee QB.

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  5. stoopnagle

    I guess the real update here is Reese’s open letter?

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  6. Xon Hostetter

    “Who knew the SEC Commissioner was an angry, retaliatory Georgia fan?”

    Delicious chew on that sarcasm!

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  7. akascuba

    Nick Saban approved this message.

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  8. Dawg in Austin

    Hot potato!

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