Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 7/17/13
HOOVER, Ala. The SEC coaches have spoken, and they're behind football and basketball players receiving expense money throughout the season. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier opened his address at Tuesday's SEC Media Days by divulging a vote the conference's football and basketball coaches held at their annual meetings in Destin, Fla. He said the coaches voted 14-0 in both sports to give players a stipend of between 3,600 and 3,900 per year to cover expenses. Spurrier's plan would average out to about 300 per player per game. "Our college football and basketball players ... bring in a lot of money," Spurrier said, adding, "We believe those sports, those income producers, that we should provide expense money so players can have expense money." But don't expect that to happen any time soon the proposalhas not even been forwarded to the conference yet, and there is no timetable.The NCAA would also have to sign off on the move. Spurrier said he won't stop pushing for players to receive some funds unless he hears from the highest office in the land. "If President Obama were to say 'Spurrier, you and those coaches need to quit fighting for your players, they get enough, they get enough on full scholarship,' then I'll shut up about it," Spurrer said.
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