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  1. SEC staying at eight for two more years

    Chris Low

    To nobody's surprise, the SEC has decided to stick with eight conference games for 2014 and 2015, but the presidents and chancellors will then review future scheduling beginning in 2016. The translation: By 2016, the SEC will be playing nine confe...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  2. Commodores now a legitimate threat

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- These were the third SEC spring meetings that Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has attended, and it's obvious that a few things have changed. With the Commodores coming off their first nine-win season in nearly 100 years, he's sudde...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  3. SEC will roll with the coming changes

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- Former SEC commissioner Roy Kramer still gets a kick out of reminding coaches, and even media members, of all of the gloom and doom they were spreading when the league made the bold move in 1992 of going to a conference championship g...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. Steve Spurrier still telling it like it is

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- With the schedule debate raging in the SEC, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier shed perhaps the best perspective on things. "Nobody said it's always going to be fair," said Spurrier at the SEC spring meetings, referring to the dif...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  5. Nine SEC conference games 'inevitable'

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. - The short-term answer for the SEC is to keep the number of conference games at eight, but coaches and athletic directors agreed Wednesday that a move to nine conference games is probably inevitable. The head coaches voted 13-1 to st...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  6. The makeup of the selection committee

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- Schools will have until Friday to submit names to SEC commissioner Mike Slive for the College Football Playoff selection committee. According to several SEC athletic directors and coaches, their preference is to have non-active coa...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  7. Making the case for the SEC grind

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- With the College Football Playoff coming in 2014, Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to make sure the SEC gets its due regarding strength of schedule within the league. He said Tuesday prior to the start of the SEC spring meetings that...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Nick Saban: What about the fans?

    Chris Low

    DESTIN, Fla. -- Alabama's Nick Saban knows he's in the minority, but when has that stopped him? Saban reiterated his support Tuesday for nine conference games in the SEC, even though his coaching brethren in the league are more than content to kee...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  9. Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide coach, says SEC deserves more cr...

    Chris Low

    With the College Football Playoff coming in 2014, Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban wants to make sure the SEC gets its due regarding strength of schedule within the league.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  10. Happy Memorial Day

    Chris Low

    We'll be taking a break from the SEC blog today to celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family. Then it's on to Destin, Fla., for the rest of the week to see what's shaking at the SEC spring meetings. On this Memorial Day, I'd ask that you reme...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  11. Debating cross-divisional rivalries

    Chris Low

    It sounds like the SEC is trying to get everything in order to be able to announce the 2014 schedule next week at the spring meetings in Destin, Fla. At this point, it's doubtful that the league will go to nine conference games in 2014, although I...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  12. SEC presidents take official stance

    Chris Low

    As expected, the SEC presidents are firmly behind their coaches, athletic directors and their commissioner. They favor a national playoff that includes the best four teams and one that doesn't give preferential treatment to conference champions. ...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  13. Missouri's Franklin ahead of schedule

    Chris Low

    With June just around the corner, it's sounding more and more promising that Missouri quarterback James Franklin will be back to full strength in time for the start of the 2012 season. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel reiterated Tuesday at the SEC sprin...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  14. Ranking the SEC's football coaches

    Chris Low

    Veteran SEC journalist Jimmy Hyams of WNML Radio in Knoxville, Tenn., conducted a poll of 23 media members covering the SEC spring meetings last week in Destin, Fla. One of the things he asked was to rank the SEC's top 6 football coaches right now...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  15. New oversigning rules won't ruin SEC

    Chris Low

    On the surface, the SEC coaches lost the oversigning battle on Friday. Their presidents and chancellors voted unanimously at the spring meetings in Destin, Fla., to cut the number of scholarship players a school could sign each year from 28 to 25....

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  16. SEC presidents clamp down

    Chris Low

    The SEC presidents and chancellors went against the wishes of their football coaches on Friday and cut the number of scholarship players a school could sign each year from 28 to 25. On Wednesday at the league's spring meetings in Destin, Fla., the...

    Blog | June 03, 2011