Just talked to SEC commissioner Mike Slive at the Florida-Georgia game.
Without saying the actual words, he agreed that he is going to be iron fisted in enforcing his new edict on criticizing officials. After two rookie head coaches in the SEC (Dan Mullen and Lane Kiffin) and one second-year guy (Bobby Petrino) had popped off, Slive said he felt like he had to “change the culture.”
On Friday, Slive said any further criticism of officials would result in suspensions or fines.
Slive also told me that some Tennessee media outlet had filed a Freedom of Information Act to obtain his reprimand letter to Kiffin. It’s out there, somewhere, I’m still checking cyberspace.
The commish seemed rather pleased that his letter had become public.
“Go read it,” he said.