SEC ADs agree to additional makeup date for postponed games
Leading up to the start of the reworked, 10-game all-league season, the Southeastern Conference wisely made the decision to leave open a week between the end of the season and the 2020 SEC Championship Game.
That week would allow for teams to meet on the field on Saturday, Dec. 12.
The decision has already paid off for the league as Florida is scheduled to host LSU, Missouri is set to host Vanderbilt, Tennessee is set to host Texas A&M and Mississippi State is set to host Auburn on Dec. 12 after those games had to be postponed this fall.
However, another date may be needed to get all these games in and the SEC has taken action to help as the 14 ADs have agreed to open up the Dec. 19 weekend for any teams not in the 2020 SEC Championship Game.
That news was shared by Brandon Zimmerman of the SEC Network on Wednesday:
“All 14 SEC athletic directors agreed to use Dec. 19 as a makeup date for teams that aren’t playing in the SEC title game that day, Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek told ESPN on Tuesday,” Zimmerman shared on Wednesday morning.
While that may not solve the issue of losing the Alabama-LSU game this weekend, having another date to work with could allow for the SEC to get creative and possibly adjust a few schedules so that the Crimson Tide and the Tigers can meet on the field this fall.