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:
SEC meetings … Scheduling not an agenda item!!
— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) May 27, 2014
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.