Peter Burns points out that the Alliance conferences are being a wee bit disingenuous when they claim they’re bothered about the timing of the CFP expansion negotiations overlapping with the SEC expansion discussion. As Ross Dellenger pointed out, “… Bowlsby’s notes would tell you that the group had mostly reached consensus on the number of participants in their playoff proposal (12) even before the pandemic arrived, some 15 months ahead of last week’s unveiling.”
Putting that aside, you know what’s really impressive?
They kept it quiet all this time.
“That’s the greatest triumph of this deal without question,” says Swarbrick. “People didn’t even know what was going on. We all swore ourselves to secrecy.”
Greg Sankey managed to work on not one, but two of the biggest deals in college athletics in years without a word getting out about either. Dude can keep a secret, that’s for sure.