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.

24 comments Add your comment

jarvis

June 3rd, 2011
11:31 am

Banning of 7-on-7 flag football tournaments from SEC campuses?
Am I missing something?

bigcalidawg

June 3rd, 2011
11:32 am

bigcalidawg

June 3rd, 2011
11:33 am

Matthews Dawg

June 3rd, 2011
11:48 am

Jarvis… that is where high schools play 7 on 7 during the summer on a college campus. It’s another way for college coaches to watch high school players. It’s just mainly QB’s, Receivers, Backs and LB’s, DB’s on defense. I may have missed a position. But, I think you get it. Go Dawgs

Covers Dixie like the Dew

June 3rd, 2011
11:49 am

…………………. . . . Gotta beat Boise State in the GEORGIA Dome.

jarvis

June 3rd, 2011
11:52 am

Thanks Matthews. I thought it was talkinig about the intramural stuff, and I thought it was weird. Apprciate the clarification.

Rubber Neck

June 3rd, 2011
11:55 am

Another rent-a-QB for Auburn.

Paul in RDU

June 3rd, 2011
12:01 pm

There is a big difference between Russell Wilson and Cam Newton. Wilson has graduated from NCSU and receives $ legally for playing a professional sport.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 3rd, 2011
12:10 pm

As I type this UGA is hosting a 7 on 7 tournament. This will wrap up tomorrow. I wonder what CMR thinks of this proposed banning.

http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/051711aai.html

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 3rd, 2011
12:14 pm

The issue with the 7 on 7 teams if often the coaches of the team are paid a fee by colleges as a recruiting insider. This was recently covered by ESPN on OTL and has one of the top players in the nation in trouble perhaps with the NCAA over a unofficial visit to South Carolina where a Yacht was used. This is in the new “grey” area of college recruiting of what is permissible and what is not.

let em play

June 3rd, 2011
12:20 pm

the graduate transfer rule is a good one, hope they leave that alone

Big Johnson Dawg

June 3rd, 2011
12:40 pm

Wow! 11 comments without hatred and stupidity! Nice!

Dawg Tired

June 3rd, 2011
12:47 pm

Hard to believe folks will criticize Coach Richt for a lack of discipline when you have folks like Coach Spurrier allowing a kid who has been suspended 5 TIMES back on the team. 5 TIMES – You gotta be kidding me! Coach Richt has been pretty consistent with giving kids a second chance (Mettenberger being an exception), but 5 TIMES seems ridiculous.

MS. Bully

June 3rd, 2011
12:47 pm

The only remedy is “More Cowbell”!!

funny...

June 3rd, 2011
12:51 pm

I like the idea for rescinding the exception for post graduate transfers.

I feel like the NCAA should make it tougher for transfers to play, it’s a slippery slope to free agency (basically) **cough**Cam Newton**cough**

Big Johnson Dawg

June 3rd, 2011
12:52 pm

Personally, I like it better without Cowbells, Bullhorns, Airhorns, etc. Holler all you want, but we don’t need the other stuff!

Chris

June 3rd, 2011
1:54 pm

Chip, I know the 3rd party situation is a major factor in the 7-on-7 discussion, but doesn’t that take away the opportunity to look at some prospects? Why not ban some 3rd party “agents/runners/mentors” instead? Although the SEC has strong recruiting ties, I think it could hurt some in the future…

gold buck teeth

June 3rd, 2011
2:16 pm

Question: How do I stop a the guy around me from ringing the cow bell during a game?
Answer: Bring your air-horn. When the bell starts the horn blows back.

Jim

June 3rd, 2011
2:52 pm

Cowbells are still legal in Starkvegas, $30000.00 fine. Go Dawgs

Haters Gonna Hate

June 3rd, 2011
3:34 pm

Auburn could have the best QB in the SEC again? We also are forming another top five class? Life is good on the plains.

I am sure it is great in Athens too where they remember those games from 1981 where they beat Vandy and TCU to get the title. LOL!!!

Haters Gonna Hate

June 3rd, 2011
3:35 pm

1980 excuse me….I almost gave UGAs title drought a shorter time frame. LOL!!!

AltamahaDawg

June 3rd, 2011
4:00 pm

“LOL” “LOL”? Are you a grown man? Please say no.

7576DAWG

June 3rd, 2011
4:02 pm

If what I read about Graduate students having to sit out one year, the total number of players you can sign being reduced to 25 and the SEC now will have to approve all medical disqualification, is true then I applaud the SEC for finally closing the loopholes that coaches like Saban, Nutt, and Spurrier have made a career using to get ahead of program that have a little more INTEGRITY. And that’s all it take a lot of the time to get an advantage on the field.
I wonder how long it will take Saban , Spurrier and Nutt to retire , now.

Brown Dog

June 6th, 2011
10:26 pm

7576Dawg, Saban retire? Not when he could take Georgia’s recruits and give Mark his and beat him bloody. The his’n and your’n line again applies to a coach in Tuscaloosa, no matter how many recruits he’s allowed to take.

That’s what you should really be offended by — a coach that so outworks your own.