The man who cried L’s down is taking a page from the Wildcats in the Governor’s Cup’s war of words.
As college football coronavirus purgatory continues, SEC, ACC and Big 12 conference officials are contemplating if and how the 2020 season can be played. Last Monday officials from every SEC school met in Birmingham to narrow the options on the table. If the current schedules must be modified, Sports Illustrated reports the most-desired option is for schools to play the eight scheduled SEC opponents and one or two non-conference games.
In a conversation with Dan Patrick Monday morning, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey outlined how the season-ending SEC and ACC rivalry games could be preserved under the unusual circumstances.
“We’ve been working for months on a protocol to serve as a common platform so we could know that the guys lined up on the other side of the football have been tested, have gone through screening and are healthy just like our guys on our side of the football,” Sankey said. “I think Georgia Tech can hop on a bus, drive up to Athens, Georgia and play a football game as well as Georgia can get on a plane and fly to Tuscaloosa and play a football game.”
Sankey’s example applies to the Battle for the Governor’s Cup. The rivalry game has turned into a bloodbath over the last two seasons with Kentucky steamrolling the Cardinals by a combined score of 101-23. Instead of crying mercy and preemptively throwing in the towel, Scott Satterfield told the Courier-Journal he hopes Kentucky will travel to Cardinal Stadium to conclude the 2020 regular season.
“We want to play that football game,” Louisville coach Scott Satterfield said Monday. “It’s a great rivalry game and one we look forward to every year. I hope we play the game and there’s no question about it. If our schedule does get tweaked a little bit and we play some conference games, hopefully we can squeeze another game to play the guys down in Lexington. We are like everybody else just sitting, waiting and see what happens.”
Satterfield did not mention the University of Kentucky by name. That’s exactly what Lynn Bowden did when he was asked about the rivalry game during a postgame interview on the SEC Network. The following week Bowden rushed for approximately 1,736 yards against the Cards. Satterfield did not get interviewed by the SEC Network after the 32-point loss. Instead, he asked Mark Stoops to tell his players to stop throwing their L’s down.