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SEC Headlines 2/17/2014

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1. Nick Saban signed four junior college players in the 2014 class. How did the previous 11 he signed turn out?

2. Early enrollees will help bolster Alabama’s roster when they the Tide hits the field this spring.

3. Florida could be looking at a bounce-back season in 2014, writes Barrett Sallee.

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4. Different players continue to show Florida has the important “want-to,” writes Pat Dooley.

5. Billy Donovan on Casey Prather, who continues to play while recovering: “He’s getting better. He’s still not there.

6. Georgia has clearly improved during SEC play, but an NCAA tournament spot is still a long way away.

7. Looking back, Kentucky didn’t let the game slip away against Florida. The Gators took it away.

8. John Clay writes “this has turned into the year where old guys rule.”

9. Brad Evans’ Big Board has four SEC teams in the NCAA tournament as of now.

10. Florida is up to No. 2 in the CBS Sports top 25 (and one).


11. Former Alabama running back Alvin Kamara is headed to junior college.

12. Former coach Gene Stallings: If you stop a team on its first three plays, “you don’t need to worry about tempo.”

13. Nebraska upset Michigan State in East Lansing on Sunday.

14. Doug McDermott had another big game as Creighton picked up another big win over Villanova.

15. The Pac-12 admitted officials should have called a technical foul on Arizona State late during its win over Arizona.

16. Mike DeCourcy looks at the bubble with 27 days to go until Selection Sunday.

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SEC Headlines 1/18/2014

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1. Mississippi State has reportedly given a contract extension to defensive coordinator Geoff Collins who was being courted by Florida State.

2. Ticket prices going up at Mississippi State.

3. Gus Malzahn wins the  Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award -his  sixth national coach of the year award.

4. With new Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt making $850,000 a year, expect offensive coordinator Mike Bobo’s contract to be revisited.

5. University of Kentucky receiver DeMarco Robinson arrested early Friday -charged with disorderly conduct.

6. Alabama running back Alvin Kamara will reportedly transfer.

7. Is AJ McCarron’s public image taking a beating?

8. Will Josh Holsey be a cornerback or safety for Auburn this fall?

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9. Division I administrators support the idea of giving the power conferences autonomy on issues such as stipends for athletes.

10. A Mississippi house bill would pay football players for bowl games after they graduate.

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SEC Headlines 12/20/2013

headlines-fri1. The “what-if” game at Alabama.  Quarterback AJ McCarron’s No. 2 school was Oklahoma.

2. Nick Saban has suspended linebacker Xzavier Dickson and running back Alvin Kamara for the Sugar Bowl.

3. Alabama is bringing in two more JUCO transfers for the defensive line.  That’s been a common occurrence in the Saban era.

4. Florida has a new special teams coordinator. Coleman Hutzler replaces Jeff Choate - who’s joining Chris Peterson’s staff at Washington. Just four coaches remain from Will Muschamp’s original staff.

5. How does Florida’s offensive line look heading into 2014?

6. Recognition for Georgia’s Mike Bobo - named Offensive Coordinator of the Year.

7. Georgia A.D. Greg McGarity thinks the school will end up selling about 7,500 of its 15,000 ticket allotment for the Gator Bowl.

8. The “what-if” game of Georgia’s secondary includes Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.

9. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on his team: “I think if you look at our entire schedule, I would like to think we are battle-tested.”

10. Auburn t-shirt “censors” loss to LSU.

11. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema on threats his wife received after tweeting “#Karma” after Wisconsin lost to Arizona State:  ”The only thing I was concerned about her was just her safety. … People are today a little off. ”

12. Tennessee coach Butch Jones on recruiting efforts and expectations for 2014.  ”We cannot fix all of our deficiencies in a recruiting class. It takes time. ”

13. Running back Tom Smith, defensive back Tino Thomas and wide receiver Paul Harris leaving the Tennessee program.

14. Mississippi State defensive line coach David Turner on freshman Chris Jones: “He’s a freak. He can be as good as he wants to be.”

15. Ole Miss scout team doing cut-block drills to get the Rebels ready to face Georgia Tech’s triple-option attack.

16. Depth issues in the secondary at LSU have cornerback Jalen Mills ready to play safety.

17 There may be some title changes, but Kentucky coach Mark Stoops thinks his staff will stay intact. 

18. Missouri agrees to a home-and-home series with Purdue starting in 2017.

19. Mizzou wide receiver L’Damian Washington’s treatment for turf toe includes time in the cold tub, hot tub and five daily massages.

20. SEC Heisman sleeper candidates for 2014?  Here are five names to consider.

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21. Florida coach Billy Donovan on expectations for freshman Chris Walker: “Chris is going to be a very, very good player. But he has not played competitive basketball since February.”

22. More Donovan: “Scottie Wilbekin is as good as there is a defender on the perimeter in the country.”

23. It’s Missouri vs. Illinois Saturday in St. Louis Saturday - an annual game with a raucous atmosphere.

24. David Climer on Bruce Pearl and Tennessee: “Forget about him. He’s not coming back. Get over it.” MrSEC: “Coach Cunzo Martin is in trouble.”

25. Kentucky point guard Andrew Harrison on the team’s less-than-stellar start.  “I think now we have a chip on our shoulder.”

26. Stephen Covey: “Begin with the end in mind.”  John Calipari: “You can change how you approach the end.”

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RB Kamara Picks Alabama

mrsec-breaking-newsThe nation’s #2 ranked running back is headed to Alabama.  Four-star prospect Alvin Kamara picked Bama over Georgia.  Bulldog fans are experiencing the opposite of the “Dream Team” scenario from a couple of years ago, with one in-state star after another fleeing for programs outside the state.

For Alabama, the rich get richer… especially at the running back position.

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Alabama, Georgia Continue Pursuit Of Kamara

Alabama and Georgia remain the top two candidates to land 2013 running back prospect Alvin Kamara from Norcross (Ga.) High School.

And both schools are making a strong push as Kamara prepares to schedule his official visits.

“Georgia is definitely recruiting me the hardest, with (UGA commitments) Shaq Wiggins, Tray Matthews and all of them,” Kamara told ESPN RecruitingNation. “(Alabama defensive coordinator) Kirby Smart and them are really persistent, so Alabama’s coaching staff is on me harder.”

Other schools are, too. While Alabama and Georgia lead the race for Kamara’s services, he told ESPN he’s still considering other schools.

“Oregon is still in the mix, as is Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Florida State,” he said. “But Georgia and Alabama are definitely the top two.”

Kamara said earlier this month he would like to make a final decision before October. That plan appears to have changed.

“It is still early in September, so I just want to visit each school, set my officials and go from there,” Kamara told ESPN.

Alabama already has two running backs committed to the 2013 class and could have a third by Sept. 27. That’s when Yulee, Fla., running back Derrick Henry plans to announce his decision.

Henry, who’s also considering Tennessee, plans to visit Alabama this weekend before he makes his final decision. Henry has continued to call the Crimson Tide his leader.

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Bulldogs, Tide Lead For Kamara

Alabama and Georgia are the top two teams in the race to land running back Alvin Kamara from Norcross (Ga.) High School.

Kamara told he’s still considering four other schools: Tennessee, Florida State, Oklahoma State and Oregon.

“I came out with a top two of UGA and Alabama,” Kamara said. “I just feel like they have the edge over the other four schools that I have in my top six.”

The other schools will have to catch up quickly to have a chance at landing Kamara, who could make a decision soon.

“I’m still trying to probably get it done this month,” Kamara said. “We will just have to wait and see. I know I’ll hold the cards close when it comes to my decision time, but it’s all about a feeling. You can’t really put a time on a feeling.”

Georgia has been considered a favorite to land Kamara since running back Derrick Henry from Yulee, Fla., decommitted from the Bulldogs in June. He’s considering Alabama and Tennessee, both of whom are continuing to recruit Kamara.

Henry could also make his decision this month, with Sept. 28 being a possible announcement date.

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Alvin Kamara Considering 10 Schools

Running back Alvin Kamara from Norcross (Ga.) High School is still considering 10 schools.

Kamara told Mansell there’s “no order” for the 10 schools he’s considering. He’s expected to take visits in the near future before he further reduces his list.

Kamara is the nation’s fifth-best running back and No. 56 prospect overall, according to ESPN RecruitingNation. Georgia has been considered the leader for Kamara, according to a recent ESPN report.

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