March 2nd, 2014 12:15 PM║ Posted By: Mike Mitchell ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Georgia, Larry Bird, Nick Chubb, recruiting
1. Big difference with Texas A&M’s defense? Depth. Aggies return 18 players who started at least one game last season.
2. High expectations at Georgia for freshmen running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb.
3. Could redshirt freshman Riley Ferguson be the man to beat at quarterback for Tennessee?
4. Craig Naivar reportedly next special teams coach at Kentucky. Defensive coordinator at Texas State past three seasons.
5. What about beer and wine sales at neutral site games?
6. Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews on toughest defensive ends in the SEC: “I thought Kony Ealy was really good at Missouri.”
7. Scratched from the NFL Combine, Auburn’s Dee Ford is expected to take part in the Tigers’ Pro Day on Tuesday.
8. The top 32 players in the draft according to seven draft experts. Ten of the players are from the SEC.
9. One take on Kentucky’s loss to South Carolina: “This is an embarrassing loss in an embarrassing week.”
10. Pat Dooley: “The problem isn’t that John Calipari is recruiting a bunch of one-and-doners. The problem is that he is recruiting players to come to Kentucky and get ready for the NBA. “
11. Here are some SEC Tournament and tie-breaker scenarios. Currently in third place, Georgia controls its destiny.
12. Former Tennessee great Dale Ellis had his number retired Saturday. Spoke to team on Friday. “He said you have to have a love for your team.”
13. Wichita State completes a perfect regular season. Last two teams do that – the 1991 UNLV team and 1979 Indiana State squad that featured Larry Bird.
14. Eight ranked teams lost to unranked opponents on Saturday.
15. ESPN’s Dan Dakich on referee Ted Valentine: “He’s not even close to a great official.”
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