Slive ready for SEC changes

sec college football odds bcs national championship 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is focused on the future of the successful league.

View 2014 BCS National Championship Futures

The 72-year-old Slive believes the upcoming SEC Network and the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M ``help ensure that the SEC can continue to maintain its prominence'' among the nation's conferences for decades.

Football scheduling will be a bigger short-term issue at next week's SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla. Slive says discussion of such possibilities as a nine-game league schedule will prove that ``the First Amendment is alive and well.''

He says he hasn't seen a model that doesn't have some potential drawbacks.

As for his own future, Slive has one more year left on his contract. When retirement does come, Slive says he feels he'll ``walk away with a sense of satisfaction.''

Bet 2014 BCS National Championship Futures

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

 

NCAAFB Team Pages

Recent NCAAFB Discussions