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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn won’t be pushing an agenda at SEC spring meetings

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn yells instructions at the university's athletic complex Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn yells instructions at the university's athletic complex Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Ledger-Enquirer.com

The SEC’s top executives along with athletic directors and coaches from each member school will gather at the Sandestin Hilton in Destin, Florida, next week from May 31-June 3 for the conference’s annual spring meetings.

Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn is expected to be in attendance, but isn’t bringing a list of topics to address.

“Nothing particular,” Malzahn said during a Tiger Trek stop earlier this month in Atlanta. “It’s always good conversation talking about the future in our conference with some topics, but me personally? Nothing off hand.”

The league’s football coaches will discuss a number of topics including satellite camps, spring practices, time demand on athletes, scheduling, instant replay, sideline video and possible rule changes.

One topic that probably won’t be on the agenda is realignment. ESPN’s Chris Low made headlines when he reported Malzahn wouldn’t be opposed to Auburn moving to the SEC East.

"I think there will be discussion on that," Malzahn said.

Low later clarified Malzahn’s comments as hypothetical. The SEC quickly moved to address the issue with an official denying realignment was a topic for future discussion.

One notable change from previous years was announced earlier this week when the SEC revealed it would be delaying the release of its revenue distribution amounts until the fall.

“On the final day of the annual SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, the Conference has traditionally made a public announcement explaining revenue distribution amounts provided to its member institutions,” the statement said. “Because the final distribution amount is not determined until the end of the Conference’s fiscal year, revenue distribution will be scheduled for public release following the SEC Executive Committee’s approval of the Conference’s revenues, expenses and revenue distribution which takes place in October.”

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