SEC adopts innovative concussion protocol
05/27/2015 07:43 PM
DESTIN, FL — The Southeastern Conference held its first day of spring meetings yesterday, and to the surprise of nobody, Nick Saban was upset.
It’s become sort of an annual tradition for the Crimson Tide head coach to show up to the annual meetings with some grudge over one topic or another, and this time, cost of attendance regulation and satellite camps were grinding his gears.
On a more positive note, the league passed a piece of ground-breaking legislation to better identify and protect players from concussions.
Starting next season, an independent medical observer will be in attendance for all conference and non-conference SEC football games.
The conference will hire said observer — not individual teams — who will monitor each game from the television replay booth and have the power to stop games at any point to evaluate and/or sideline potentially concussed players.
KSTV discussed the developing cost of attendance and concussion topics on Wednesday’s show, explaining how both will have a profound effect on college football, both inside and outside of the SEC.