Vigorous debate continues among SEC presidents
DESTIN, FLA. – And now, we wait.
The presidents are hunkered down in the executive boardroom here at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort and the athletic directors are gathered in the Emerald Room where they’ve been all week during the SEC Spring Meetings.
I just talked to SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and UGA President Michael Adams this morning and both said it would be after lunch before we get some real news.
Of course, over-signing and roster management have dominated the conversations here this week. But there are actually a lot of things on the table in front of the presidents today. Among the issues we expect to get some resolution on today include:
- Anti-oversigning legislation
- Elimination of divisional play in men’s basketball
- Banning of 7-on-7 flag football tournaments from SEC campuses
- Rescinding the exception for one-year, postgraduate transfers
- Elimination of noise-making devices such as cowbells at football games.
- We’ll find out the SEC revenue distribution for 2010-11. Early reports have the schools getting in excess of $20 million apiece.
In the meantime, there was, believe it or not, some actual football talk here this week. Some of the things we learned were:
- Quarterback Stephen Garcia has been reinstated at South Carolina and is fully participating in all summer football activities.
- Former N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson is considering a transfer to Auburn
- Kentucky may have lost offensive play-makers such as Randall Cobb, Derrick Locke and Mike Hartline, but the Wildcats return their top 11 tacklers from 2010.