Greg Sankey spoke briefly with reporters on Thursday, and hinted about possible news coming about SEC scheduling.

Will this week end with a vote on SEC football scheduling?

“Come back tomorrow,” Sankey told reporters. “We’ll see.”

The officials are discussing a pair of models.

The nine-game model, with each team having 3 permanent opponents, would keep traditional rivalries while still allowing for teams to face every other SEC team at least twice every four years. The eight-game model, with teams only having 1 permanent conference opponent, is favored by some schools that prefer playing an extra nonconference game.

The league for years has examined more than 30 scheduling models, because one of the chief criticisms of scheduling is that teams go too long between games against cross-divisional opponents. While doing away with divisions and/or going to a nine-game schedule was under consideration before the recent expansion, a new wrinkle came with the announcement that Oklahoma and Texas were joining in 2025, especially the possibility of the elimination of divisions.