CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says there is no reason to have a "public hanging" when game officials make bad calls.
Speaking to a Chattanooga civic club Thursday, Slive was asked why the SEC doesn't publicly reprimand game officials for mistakes.
The league has acknowledged there was a bad call this past weekend when Georgia receiver A.J. Green was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.
He says the SEC has an accountability system for officials and if somebody is not good enough they will not stay. The commissioner says he has "just never felt that a public hanging in the square" will make better officials.
Virginia to retire Poindexter's jersey. The lore follows Anthony Poindexter around Charlottesville, Va., 14 years later.
Wherever he goes, people still come up to the former Cavaliers safety and talk about perhaps the most famous play in Virginia's football history. The one where he and Adrian Burnim stopped Florida State's Warrick Dunn just shy of the goal line on a Thursday night in November 1995, handing the No. 2 Seminoles their first ACC defeat in 30 games.
"All the time," Poindexter said when asked how often people remind him.
On Saturday, before the Cavaliers (1-3) play Indiana (3-2) on the same Scott Stadium field, their defensive backs coach will have his No. 3 jersey retired.
Bradford decision to wait until today. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is waiting another day to make a decision on whether Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford will play against Baylor on Saturday.
Stoops had said at the start of the week that he didn't plan to announce whether Bradford would play until Thursday. But Sooners spokesman Kenny Mossman said Thursday that Stoops had put off the decision until today.