By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
This just in: Mark Richt and Urban Meyer agree. No, this isn’t about where to play the Georgia-Florida game.
This is about SEC rules that have no counterpart in the ACC rules. The SEC doesn’t allow assistant football coaches to attend coaching clinics in their home states unless the coach is a speaker. The ACC has no such restriction.
According to Richt and Meyer: Advantage, ACC.
“Any time there’s a function, especially a gathering of high school coaches, we want the same access of everybody else in the country and everybody else in our state, especially,” Richt said. “We don’t want to have a function going on in our state and our rivals can go and we can’t. That’s not good at all. That doesn’t help the Southeastern Conference. It doesn’t help Georgia.”
Meyer has the same issue with the ACC’s Florida State.
“You hate to have an ACC school get there and an SEC school can’t,” Meyer said.
“It happens enough to where it could be an issue,” Richt said. “All the high school coaches, they don’t know our rules and they don’t probably care about our rules. All they know is they go to a function and everybody in the ACC is there. Georgia Tech is there and Georgia’s not. That’s not a good thing.”