SEC's Sankey questions if league should play if others don't

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey appeared on the Dan Patrick show Tuesday morning to discuss the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 college football season. 

With rumors and reports of pending cancelations among the power five conferences, Sankey was asked about the potential for the league to play its upcoming conference-only slate even if others postpone or cancel their seasons.

“I don’t think that’s the right direction really,” Sankey told Patrick. “Could we? Certainly. So there’s a difference between can you do something and should you do something in life," said Sankey.

“So, we are actually set up with our schedule, with our own health protocols, that we could, if that was the circumstance, operate on our own. I’m not sure that’s the wisest direction,” he concluded.

Sankey said his league is currently moving forward with its plans to play this season, but cautioned that that could change depending on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Earlier in August, the SEC announced the extra conference opponents for its school's 10-game 2020 schedules along with a start date.