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Fifth year of eligibility being discussed at SEC meetings

Updated: May 31, 2007, 6:28 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

DESTIN, Fla. -- At the request of the NCAA football issues committee, led by Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson, SEC coaches and athletic directors are discussing the idea of extending a player's eligibility from four years to five. The proposed rule would eliminate redshirts and medical hardships.

Even if SEC coaches endorsed the proposal, it would have to be approved by several NCAA committees and other leagues.

"I'd be for that with some understanding that if ...

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