Slive: The SEC will maintain its position

From the AP: “If there is going to be a significant shift in the conference paradigm, the SEC will be strategic and thoughtful to make sure it maintains its position as one of the nation’s pre-eminent conferences,” Mile Slive said.

In other words, if the Big Ten becomes a 16-team super conference, don’t be surprised if the SEC becomes the second.

“I won’t sit back and just ignore what’s going on around me,” Slive said. (read more from the AP story below)