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SEC's Slive wants coaches to follow the rules

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike
Slive says the league won't be able to sustain recent success
without avoiding "self-inflicted wounds," such as NCAA sanctions
and coaches drawing attention to themselves at the expense of
others in the SEC.
At SEC Media Days in Hoover Wednesday, Slive said he has told
conference coaches it is time to recommit to following the rules.
Five years ago, the league adopted a policy requiring coaches to
report concerns about other SEC schools to their athletic
directors.
Several coaches have publicly aired out complaints or
accusations about their peers or other schools in recent months.
Slive also pointed to the league's three straight football
national titles and other athletic successes in saying this period
might someday be regarded as the league's "golden age."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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