SEC commissioner Greg Sankey rocked the college football world last month when he lured Texas and Oklahoma away from the Big 12 to join his conference beginning in 2025. It should come as no surprise that he will still be in his current role by the time the Longhorns and Sooners officially join the league.

The SEC announced Thursday that Sankey, 57, has agreed to a contract extension through at least 2026. This as Sankey has established himself as one of the most powerful figures in college athletics since taking over as head of the SEC in the summer of 2015 when he replaced Mike Slive.