The SEC is “looking forward” to playing its football championship game in Atlanta even beyond the end of the current contract in 2017. And the league is “very supportive” of the city’s bid to host semifinal and final games in college football’s new national playoff as well.
Those were among the points made by SEC commissioner Mike Slive in a wide-ranging interview this week with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Slive also discussed the SEC’s streak of six consecutive football national championships, which he called an exception to the adage that records are made to be broken, and the continuing trend of colleges switching conferences.
Q: Amid all the changes in college football, the SEC Championship game has remained in the same place for 19 years. What has made Atlanta home for it?
A: First and foremost, the Georgia Dome has been terrific for us. The facility has been good and the Dome staff is