1:55 p.m. All SEC teams are off probation -- almost. "We came close," Slive says, adding that the laggard is Arkansas track. Who knew it was such a hotbed of corruption?
Meanwhile, BREAKING NEWS on the television front: The SEC is considering a network. A decision will be made. Gripping stuff.
And now we're all hearing how the SEC is the fastest, bestest conference everer.
2:00 p.m. "Our philosophy is that we are hear to help you do your job the best you can." As long as you don't go Herbstreit on us.
"Anyone, any place, any time can try to be sportswriter" nowadays. C&F might be the only one not laughing, but can see the humor. But Slive is talking about dealing with "new media," even if he's not saying much.
2:02 p.m. Media-related measures effective immediately: (1) Preseason media training for coaches and students. Hooray! Paul Begala comes to college football. (2) Working group of media, ADs, etc. (3) Conference will review issues as arise, followed by year-end review. Not sure what this is about.
2:06 p.m. Plus-one talk. It "will serve as the basis of comparison for you and fans each December." Except that almost everyone agrees that plus-one sucks more than their opponents' proposal.
2:10 p.m. Slive is done making a great sport sound like a corporate property. Let's talk football now.