Athletic directors will make call in March

Updated: January 12, 2005, 12:11 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SEC football coaches favor immediate adoption of instant replay.

Eleven of the league's coaches heard from commissioner Mike Slive on Tuesday at the American Football Coaches Association annual convention.

"I think it is fair to say that the coaches were very enthusiastic about the idea," Slive told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Other conferences, including the ACC, have discussed replay. The Big Ten used limited replays this season.

"What it does is address a situation where there seems to be an obvious mistake," Georgia coach Mark Richt told the paper. "Everybody wants to get those kind of calls right. You don't want a game decided on what is clearly a blown call."

SEC athletic directors will consider in March whether to adopt a replay system.

Among the issues to be settled according to the paper are the cost of cameras and crews for non-televised games and who will be able to call for replays.