As the saying goes, when they tell you what they’re doing, you’d better believe it.
Despite his league winning 12 of the last 16 national championships, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said one of the most important components of an expanded 12-team College Football Playoff would be helping the sport not to be so regionalized.
“My view is how do you bring more people into November, including in our league,” Sankey told ESPN. “Our league would be fine, even at 16 teams with a four-team playoff. At 14, we’ve taken half the field a couple of times. Nobody else has done that. When we go to 16 and add Texas and Oklahoma, we’re not going to have less opportunity by adding those two. We’re going to have more.
“But we’ve excluded the West Coast and everything west of the Rockies for all but two years. We want college football to be strong nationally, and I think that’s the responsibility we all have.”
Stupid me. I thought they had a responsibility to maintain the uniqueness of the sport. But that would mean telling Mickey to stuff their marketing in a bag and set it on fire. So, instead they’ll tell themselves this is for the best. And when it comes to their bank accounts, it may very well be.