Well, well, well. Color me surprised by this news.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive has prepared legislation that involves the practice of over-signing – a hot-button issue this year around the league. And Slive has a view on it, and hopes the legislation passes.
Slive won’t tip his hand as to the specifics, but it sounds more wide-ranging than not.
… The package, as Slive described it, involves not only over-signing, but all issues relating to what he called “roster management.”
“In other words, it’s more than just the question of over-signing or grayshirting,” Slive said. “It’s a question of over-signing, grayshirting, early admissions, summer school admission. We’ve put together what we call a bit of a package to address these issues, that will give our people a chance to think about these issues in a more global fashion. So then it will be an important discussion item in Destin.”
“Discussion item” is a pretty clear indication that what he intends to pitch is simply a starting point, and not a final vote on rules changes, but it’s still more than I expected from him. I imagine the pushback from certain quarters will be ferocious.