OXFORD, MS – NOVEMBER 17: General view of fans watching the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field November 17, 2007 in Oxford, Mississippi. LSU beat Mississippi 41-24. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)Rivalry week brings out the best in some teams, but it clearly brought out the worst in two college football programs in the SEC. Now that the dust settled from the brawl that took place, commissioner Greg Sankey is voicing his displeasure with the situation.On Thursday, Ole Miss and Mississippi State battled for state supremacy. Instead of letting the actual game generate buzz, the chaos that erupted during the action stole all the headlines.Four players were ejected from the game, and once the final whistle blew, the athletic directors exchanged harsh words.Well, Sankey is making it abundantly clear that he won’t tolerate that behavior in his conference.“These incidents have become too common in this series,” Sankey said. “I will require both athletics directors to me with me at the SEC Office in the off-season to review past issues and develop a plan for the purpose of creating a healthier environment for this annual game.”Here is the full quote:Greg Sankey is calling Ross Bjork and John Cohen into the principal’s office so to speak. Not happy with the Egg Bowl hijinks pic.twitter.com/qu7jAuira6— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 26, 2018Despite being bitter rivals, both programs need to have respect for their opponent.If not, the Egg Bowl will certainly lose its appeal and might just turn into an annual game that everyone dreads watching.
SEC Commissioner Is Not Happy With 2 Of His Programs