Quite a few articles from today’s meetings:
SEC struggles through offseason of investigations, arrests
The league that’s home to eight of the past 10 national titles has also been home to a large amount of offseason problems. There’s been an ongoing NCAA investigation at Mississippi, a Title IX lawsuit at Tennessee and several legal issues that haven’t painted the league as college football’s best citizens.
SEC can trust its coaches to go soft on disciplining misbehaving players
Trust me, the football coach, to find a way to keep misbehaving players in uniform and on the field. Trust me, the football coach, to temper justice with mercy – perhaps extreme mercy. Trust me, the football coach, to find a justification that passes the smell test well enough to stop the complaining about preferential treatment.
Mississippi State’s Mullen botches domestic violence issue at SEC meetings
Sensitivity was absolutely lacking when the Bulldogs’ coach spoke.
“I don’t know,” Mullen replied, “I don’t think it would be my family. I don’t deal in hypotheticals, really, so, um … but anybody, I mean, in the video, I don’t know that my family would be in that situation, to be honest with you.”
SEC tries to rebuild coaching depth with least experienced group in 52 years
SEC coaches are, in some cases, just trying to survive another year in their positions
For the first time since 1989, both Mark Richt and Steve Spurrier are not here during talking season. Nine of the 14 coaches have been in the SEC four years or less. Two of the SEC’s coaches have won national titles – down from five in 2008 during the so-called “golden era” of SEC football – and one of those coaches, Les Miles, nearly got fired last year.