SEC's season one of contenders and complaints

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - SEC Commissioner Mike Slive says it has
been a difficult and painful season.

But he says the league will weather the recent wave of negative
attention brought on by some controversial officiating and a few
complaining coaches.

Slive said in an interview with The Associated Press that he and
coordinator of officials Rogers Redding will meet after the season
and assess the causes of officiating mistakes. He also emphasized
that he believes SEC officiating is already the best in the

Slive says his job is to keep perspective and work for the
league's best interests.