Success may make SEC coaches bigger than SEC itself

SEC commissioner Mike Slive verbally flogged the league’s football coaches for their public bickering this week in Destin, Fla., saying “I had all 5-foot-9, 175 pounds of me into every word I said. I can tell you that.”
But can one of the most influential figures in college athletics 12 egotistical football coaches who are pretty much adored by their fan bases?
After all, a public reprimand for Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin in February from Slive has done virtually nothing to stall the rhetoric from Kiffin.