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Les Miles pleased with autonomy vote

Les Miles

We have heard from the commissioners of the power conferences and the Group of Five conferences. Now it can only be time to start paying attention to how the coaches are reacting to the autonomy vote that paved the way for a new governing structure in collegiate athletics. First up, LSU head coach Les Miles.

“It’s fair and safe to say that those five conferences have advantages, and even within those five conferences, there’s those schools that have greater advantages,” Miles said Thursday, per ESPN.com. “To me, I think that it’s a quality decision to allow like teams to be governed by like rules. I think the major five conferences should have some say.”

“I recognize the premises by which it was always done,” Miles said. “As you were in a football job over time, you realize that the NCAA was governing a wide group of schools and it was very difficult for them to come up with rules that really fit everybody.”

The new structure that will be put in place will allow the schools from the sEC and other power conferences to vote on a new set of rules without the need to receive approval from the NCAA. It is viewed as a game-changer on many levels, but is designed to hopefully reduce the strain of the NCAA’s inability to regulate and monitor its own rules. Time will tell just how effective this all is.

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2 Responses to “Les Miles pleased with autonomy vote”
  1. wolfman55h says: Aug 7, 2014 8:37 PM

    Hello play for pay.

  2. Straight Cash Homie says: Aug 8, 2014 8:04 AM

    You’re crazy if you think pay for play hasn’t been around for decades. I know a school that has atheletes working “summer jobs”, some of which happen to be employed by a company I do contract work for, in which they get paid very well and do very little if any actual work. And this is a school not even in the “Power 5″ so I can only imagine what the bigger schools get away with.

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