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Greg Sankey sees 'sadness' in realignment, says SEC comfortable in footprint

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said "there's a little tinge of sadness - probably more than just a little tinge," to see the Pac-12 on the verge of collapse after more than 100 years of existence, and as the flurry of events unfolded last week that ultimately left the Pac-12 with four teams, "it just wasn't one of those great feelings to work in college sports in my experience."

"I take responsibility where we've made moves," Sankey said during a lengthy interview on the Paul Finebaum Show on Tuesday. "But there was something different last week about the questions around the existence of the Pac-12 conference, given its long and storied history.