The 2021 edition of the SEC media days got underway on Monday, with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicking things off.
Among the big topics Sankey spoke on was the vaccination rate within the conference as it tries to have this season go off without a hitch.
“Right now 43 percent of our football teams, that’s 6 of 14, have reached the 80 percent threshold in roster vaccination,” Sankey said. “That number needs to grow and grow rapidly.”
Georgia is among those teams over the 80 percent threshold according to Seth Emerson of The Athletic. One only has to see how Georgia lost its senior day last season due to COVID issues within the Vanderbilt program as to why this should be important to teams. Or look at how the NC State baseball team was forced to withdraw from last month’s College World Series due to positive COVID tests.
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