SEC's season one of contenders and complaints

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 country.

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

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