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SEC meetings in Destin get underway today

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — SEC coaches are in Destin, Fla., this week for the league’s annual spring meeting.

Coaches have already done plenty of meeting with SEC commissioner Mike Slive in recent months, so the agenda should be light this week.

One issue in particular has already been resolved. Let’s let Les Miles tell it:

Miles, of course, was among the coaches displeased by the SEC’s decision to maintain its current 8-game format. LSU is stuck with Florida as its permanent cross-divisional opponent each season.

So what is on the agenda this week, aside from plenty of time on the beach or the golf course? Seth Emerson has a good summary here.

The big buzzword right now is autonomy. The five football power conferences are flexing their muscles and the NCAA appears willing to relinquish some control to those programs (like the SEC) that are on a different revenue plane than their peers.

There could also be some continued chatter over rules. Remember the Bret Bielema-Gus Malzahn tiff? Let’s hope they save some fighting words for SEC Media Days in July.

SEC Media Days: LSU coach Les Miles sounds off on scheduling

Les Miles

Les Miles came prepared to discuss his team’s scheduling challenges.

HOOVER, Alabama — LSU coach Les Miles thinks his team is getting a raw deal in SEC scheduling and he brought some facts to back up his assertions.

LSU and Auburn have played Florida and Georgia more than any other team since 2000, according to numbers quoted by Miles and later tweeted out by his sports information director.

“I liked our tough schedule at first,” Miles said. “I kept waiting for someone else in the SEC to get it. Nobody ever does.”

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SEC Media Days: Mike Slive says future football schedule format still in limbo

Mike Slive

SEC commissioner Mike Slive (News Sentinel/AP file photo)

HOOVER, Alabama — SEC commissioner Mike Slive said the format of future conference football scheduling remains “under review.”

At SEC Media Days on Tuesday, Slive said the league would stick with the current eight-game format while the schedule changes remain under review.

The league has yet to announce the 2014 league schedule, and many expected that a final decision on a nine-game schedule would be made by Media Days. That doesn’t seem likely.

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