Mr. Slive, it is time to act

By: UAFANNTEXAS
Guest commentary

Let’s say you’re Mike Slive, Commissioner of the SEC, and the football officials that work for you are being demeaned, threatened, castigated and even labeled as conspirators in an elaborate plot to help the conference get two or three specific teams in the conference championship game. All for the money it will mean for the conference.

What should you do?

What should you say?

Easy. You send a letter of reprimand to all coaches that violate the policy against commenting on officiating. Great! That will do it. Right?

No! Wait. Lane Kiffin calls your letter meaningless. “I guess I will get another one of those meaningless letters from the conference,” he said.

Then, the Tennessee Assistant Head Coach, Ed Orgeron, says “Seems like some people get the calls and some people don’t,” soon after the letter is sent to his boss. Is this a surrogate speaking on his own, or perhaps his boss instructed him to say this? We may never really know, but you know this is definitely over the top.

Then on the SEC’s teleconference, Kiffin showed further contempt for Slive and the SEC. Kiffin said, “I’m not getting into conversations about it and whether I feel that we have been treated different than, per se, Florida or Alabama or Nick Saban or Urban Meyer.”

Kiffin can’t even shut his mouth without insulting others.

Now what? Suspend Kiffin? Fine the University for lack of institutional control over the coaching staff? Why not both?

What if you were the manager of a company and your company was being talked about in this way by the very people that benefit from its existence. You wouldn’t allow it, not for a second! My guess is that the SEC will come down hard on young Mr. Kiffin and his staff.

We know this is a difficult decision but lack of action is intolerable. Allow this conduct to go on and it will get worse.

The SEC and the nation are waiting, Mr. Slive.

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  1. 1
    Indiana Vile

    LAME KIFFIN IS THE VOICE OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL CAUSE HE IS GREATEST COCH EVUR!!! HE WILL WIN NASHUNAL CHAMPONCHIP NEXT YEAR!!! I LUV LAME KIFFIN!! GREATEST COACH EVUR!!!11

  2. 2
    Rolltide7

    Cap, I know the nation (excluding the Vols) thinks that the SEC and Slive should do something with Kiffin. I have buddies from the Big 10 that have asked me “why haven’t the SEC killed that guy yet?” I know that being a Bama fan someone will tell me to shut up but I would feel like this if it were Miss St or anyone in the SEC. Why have they not hammered Tenn for this? How can a governing organization take someone saying “what you say is meaningless” and not punish them? Does the SEC have the authority to punish this kid and do you think they will?

  3. 3
    Rolltide7

    I also have a few buddies that are Tenn fans that aren’t total jackasses that get on these sites and profess their undying love for Zac Morris in a Tenn windbreaker and all of them are embarrassed that their coach acts like he does. You know, the guys who actuality graduated from Tenn that are educated and you can enjoy the rivalry with. I guess that we haven’t ever seen someone so immature as a coach and the SEC doesn’t know how to deal with this.

  4. 4
    E.G. White

    I can’t believe it’s Thursday, Slive and the SEC officials have taken it up the ass from Kiffin and Orgeron, and yet there still is no response other than ‘a letter that means nothing’. Apparently Kitten Shit was right and Slive has no balls!

  5. 5
    finebammer

    “please brer fox, PLEASE don’t throw me in that briar patch.”

    it’s what he wants, guys. he wants to be suspended.

    remember auburn ’93. that television ban galvanized the fanbase around that team and terry bowden.

    now, every name he’s called, every flag that’s thrown, every “reprimand” handed down is all part of the “conspiracy” to take down “our” team and “our” coach.

    you can blather on about the “educated” tennessee fan all you want, the fact is kiffin is wildly popular amongst the vol fanbase.

    compare what’s being said right now by the rank-and-file auburn fan about their coach and the same tennessee fan about their coach.

    both teams seasons are in the tank.

    one coach is being subjected to scrutiny.

    the other now enjoys the adulation of the program’s fans and boosters and works in a positive atmosphere.

    nobody from auburn’s running around beating their chest claiming we ALMOST won or we SHOULD have won.

    who’s the dumbass?

  6. 6
    bamadon

    If kiffin is ever going to learn to shut the fuck up than the SEC
    has to suspend the little bastard!! I hated Fulmer with a passion
    but little sob is getting on last nerve!! Slive do your fucking job
    and put the little brat off the sidelines for a game or two. RTR

  7. 8
    Rolltide7

    Finebammer Im not sayin all the Tenn grads are embarassed by their coach. I said MY buddies that grad from Tenn and that I think have some class are embarassed. I agree with you that it seems like Kiffin is doing this on purpous to get attention. I also agree lots of UT fans love it. It’s the only thing their program is getting recognized about. No one is talking about Auburn on ESPN. I think that you missed my point. I am saying that no matter if Kiffin is trying to do this on purpous or not, he should be held accountable for his actions. As for your quotations around my friends education, Im sure your a brain surgeon.

  8. 9
    Daddio

    The SEC must do something IF they don’t want things to get worse. It’s the same as in a game, if the refs don’t make the tough calls for fear of holding up the game (or whatever), things get out of control. Little kids keep pushing until they find where the limit is. If ‘no’ doesn’t work, then a spanking will clear things up. It’s time for a spanking for both the refs AND the load mouth coaches!

  9. 10
    Taxman

    I feel at the end of this season a new policy should be enacted in the SEC. Any coach reprimanded three times in the same calendar year would receive an automatic five game suspension and the loss of five scholarships. Everyone would be put on notice and coaches would be held responsible for the comments of their subordinates (ie Orgeron).

  10. 11
    CarlosHawes

    hehehehehe

    You guys beat us and STILL can’t stop obsessing over Kiffin.

    He’s OUR coach and we think he’s wonderful. So MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS cheaters.

  11. 12
    CarlosHawes

    Yes, Mikey Slive should call in all of the Conference ADs into his office in BIRMINGHAM and tell them to quit criticizing the officials from the conference headquartered in BIRMINGHAM. The the league office in BIRMINGHAM should put the boom on Kiffen and give him even more cred with the players he is trying to recruit.

    Then Mikey Slive can walk out of the front door of his office in BIRMINGHAM and look across the street at the statue of BEAR BRYANT in front of the ALABAMA Sports Hall of Fame.

    No, absolutely no home cooking for the ALABAMA team by the SEC which is based in BIRMINGHAM. Everything is absolutely transparent and above board in the city of just convicted FELON former mayor LARRY LANGFORD.

    If any part of the country is free of graft and corruption, it is surely BIRMINGHAM with its $3 BILLION Dollar sewer debt and collection of multiple county commissioners serving time in federal prison. Yes sirree!!!

  12. 13
    zionhippy2

    ITS TIME FOR SLIVE TO LOOK INTO ALL THE CHEATING GOING ON AT BAMA. THEY HAVE 19 PROGRAMS ON PROBATION AT THIS TIME.ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME TIL THE NCAA SHOOTS THE GUN AT THEIR FOOTBALL TEAM. THE LAST 2 YEARS BAMA HAS BOUGHT CARS FOR NEW RECRUITS BOUGHT 2 HOUSES FOR 2 RECRITS MAMMIES. THR REFS OUR ON THE TAKE TO KEEP BAMA UNDEFEATED.

  13. 14
    Rolltide7

    Man y’all are delusional. I’m not insulting your Mamas you bunch of whiners. I’m not even saying our program is perfect and without it’s own faults. I’m talking about class. I’m talking about being held to a standard. I want this for ALL SEC schools. Tenn included. Everyone of us want to say our conference is the best, the toughest. All over the south right now our kids are dressing up like our coaches for Halloween. Football is life down here. Coaches are celebrities. I was the first to say to fire Mike Price for the strip club thing. That’s not who I want as role models for my kids. Hey Vols, you really want your kids to be like Lane Kiffin. Is that how you want them to sound. I don’t know about y’all but talk like that in my house gets an ass whippin. Grow up for a sec and stand up for what’s right. If Saban was pulling the same crap at Alabama, I hope the Bama Nation would take a stand and say “This is NOT Alabama football”. So pack up that bat shit crazy fandom and carry it to another blog.

  14. 15
    intheknow72

    And Carlos, if you think a 3-4 coach is wonderful, you need to raise that bar just a little. He’s a joke. Everyone can see that but UT followers, which makes it that much funnier. Keep him as long as you like; we’ll just keep piling up the wins in late October.

  15. 17
    intheknow72

    No, you lost to the cow college. Much worse. And the season isn’t over. Chalk up losses to South Carolina and Kentucky right now.

    Carlos, what’s the most important thing in your life?

  16. 18
    Indiana Vol

    Same old bullshit from the Bullshit Capitol of the universe; Tuscaloser!

    Get alife, you pathetic Bammer BOOBS. If Nicky Satan had been critical of the officiating, you nimrods would have been right behind him and cursing the SEC!

    GET OVER YOURSELVES and accept the fact that Lane Kiffin and the Vols made you all shit in your pants last Saturday and you did not like the way it felt. Get used to annual ass-kickings by Kiffin and the Vols starting next season in Knoxville!

  17. 19
    CarlosHawes

    intheknow72: Uh, didn’t Saban loose to Auburn his first year too IN ADDITION to La-Monroe? THINK before you type next time, ok?

    Also, UT has never lost to “cow college” SIX YEARS IN A ROW hehehehehe!

  18. 20
    E.G. White

    You lost to WYOMING last year tit turd. And don’t be laughing – the season aint over yet! And Hawes if the Volunqueer Nation is happy with that ignorant, infantile embarrassment, Kitten Shit, then it just shows the true educational and social level of your fan base. Relatively speaking, I think that calling you inbred retards might actually be a complement. ROTFLMAO! And by the way, finebammer is a brain surgeon. Just not noted in some quarters to be a very successful one. For some unknown reason his Volunqueer patients have a 100% mortality rate! LMFAO! RTR!

  19. 21
    BamaHate

    Hey EG White and rolltit7,
    if you want to talk about the “cow college”. Let’s talk, we have owned you like a cheap Vietnamese prostitute for nearly a decade. How do you like them apples. LK will beat your mini-me coach next year and judging by the TN game LSU will own you like they did AU this year. And I cannot wait to see it this year, all you mullets having to lose. Your lives are so pathetic outside of AL football that your life revolves around it to the point of entitlement. You will lose and if not to LSU or AU, then FL.

    Blow tide

  20. 22
    E.G. White

    BH you tit turd, you really are stupid aren’t you? Every team has streaks. But in the SEC only Bama has more and longer streaks against everybody! Whatever you had, we’ve had and will have again, better. So enjoy what you had, cause it will not happen again in your lifetime! Now what was that bullshit about LSWho stomping us because of how they beat the Barn? Well let’s see. They beat you by 21 and had 375yds of O. But Arky beat you by 21 and had 500yds of O. Ummm, we beat Arky 35-7 and held them to 200yds of O! Want to compare more, nut cup? LSWho beat Tulane 42-0. But So Miss beat Tulane 43-6, Houston beat them 44-16 and BYU beat them a whopping 52-3. BYU and Houston had more O yds and BYU and So Miss held them to less O yds than LSWho did. In other words LSWhos last 2 wins were not impressive. They were matched or exceed by teams far inferior to Alabama, and or by teams that Bama has stomped. Bottom line – according to your theory, we will beat the shit out of LSWho! RTR!

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