February 09, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The Southeastern Conference is asking for a rule preventing football teams from holding practices during spring break.

The move comes nearly a week after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said on national signing day that the Wolverines would practice in Florida over spring break, which starts on Feb. 27.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Tuesday that he asked the new NCAA Football Oversight Committee to place the issue ''on their agenda for timely review.'' CBSSports.com first reported the request.

''In the context of the ongoing discussion on time demands, seeing the news that was pretty public, and I think intentionally public and prominent, it seems the wrong time to be taking spring break for spring football practice,'' Sankey said. ''Rather than allow that to proliferate, we asked the oversight to spend some time reviewing the matter with the idea that we can prevent this.''

The oversight committee met on Tuesday.

Sankey also wants to discuss barring spring break practices for other out-of-season sports

It's not the first time the SEC has reacted to Harbaugh and Michigan.

The league took aim at recruiting camps at its spring meetings last year. SEC athletic directors voted to either bar such camps altogether or allow its own teams to hold them. The vote came after Harbaugh, Penn State coach James Franklin and others set satellite camps in the Southeast.

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