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SEC Headlines 1/30/2014

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1. Steven Pearl on the chances his father Bruce returns to coach at Tennessee: ”I don’t know that it would ever work out for my father to coach here again.”

2. Pat Dooley on the SEC and the NCAA Tournament:  ”In the last five seasons, the league has had 19 teams make the field. In the previous 10 seasons, it had 58.

3. Gary Laney: “The assumption the college game has been taken over by one-and-done stars is simply wrong.”

4. Mike DeCourcy on Kentucky: ”Nothing that’s failing with these Wildcats is unresolvable.”

5. Florida at Mississippi State.  Gators highest-ranked team to play at Humphrey Coliseum since Kentucky in 2012.

6. Gators riding an 11-game winning streak - best run since reeling off 17 straight to start 2006-2006 season.

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7. Expect Auburn’s receiving corps to be better this fall.  Every member returns for an encore.

8. Top 10 SEC defensive linemen of the BCS era?  Athlon Sports puts Georgia defensive end David Pollack at No 1.

9. College players pushing a union have a supporter in AJ McCarron.

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10. A Twitterstorm erupts when Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer calls Atlanta “#softnosed.”

11. How bad will Fox’s red-carpet interviews be during the Super Bowl pregame? “As horrible as the worst dreams that invade your mind at night.”

12. The biggest open secret about the NFL?  Gambling is good for the league’s bottom line.  “If they wanted to stop gambling, they’d stop the injury report.”

13. Peyton Manning wears the perfect Peyton Manning outfit.

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Ranking The SEC Basketball Coaches… By Their Twitter Skills?

twitter-logoWhen folks in jet packs someday look back at sports coverage in the early part of the 21st century, they will likely view the age as being defined by two things: the boom in social media and a growing love of lists.  If we aren’t tweeting or Facebooking, we’re reading lists.  Or tweeting our own lists.

So what could be better than a list about tweeting… that in turn was itself promoted on Twitter?

SportingNews.com has published a list today ranking the SEC’s head basketball coaches according to their tweeting abilities.  Who tweets the most?  How many folks do they follow?  How many people are following them?  What kinds of tweets do they send out?

Sorry, but we don’t care.

For those who do, you can read the whys and how-comes of the list right here.  And for those who just want to see another list, here’s how that site ranks the SEC’s hoops coaches as Twitterers.  Or should that be tweeters?

 

1.  John Calipari, Kentucky

2.  Frank Martin, South Carolina

3.  Rick Ray, Mississippi State

4.  Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee

5.  Billy Donovan, Florida

6.  Mark Fox, Georgia

7.  Tony Barbee, Auburn

8.  Mike Anderson, Arkansas

9.  Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M

10.  Frank Haith, Missouri

11.  Johnny Jones, LSU

 

Alabama’s Anthony Grant, Ole Miss’ Andy Kennedy, and Vandy’s Kevin Stallings all tied for worst Twitterers in the Southeastern Conference.  Better fire ‘em.

(And, hey, if you like Tweets, check out our Twitter feed which has been listed as one of the must-read feeds for guys and sports fans by both Maxim Magazine and Athlon Sports.)

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SEC Headlines 7/15/2013

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1. Peyton Manning said he hopes Johnny Manziel will return as a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy next year.

2. What really happened with Manziel, who was allegedly spotted out late Saturday night in College station? (Peter King has an update. The latest isn’t helping Manziel’s NFL draft stock.

3. It shows Manziel is facing unprecedented scrutiny thanks to social media, writes Ivan Maisel.

4. Gregg Doyel takes LSU coach Les Miles to task over his handling of troubled running back Jeremy Hill.

5. Here are five questions about LSU from Alabama’s point of view. The two teams will play on Nov. 9.

6. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron would like to play at Tiger Stadium again. This year’s game is in Tuscaloosa.

7. Take a look back at Gus Malzahn’s time at Springdale High School, where he produced an all-time great team.

8. Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews is the 12th best player in the SEC, according to Pat Dooley.

9. Here’s a breakdown of Florida’s defensive line, which features plenty of talent despite key losses from a year ago.

10. Gene Sapakoff looks at the top storylines for each team in the SEC entering the year.

11. David Climer ranks the hot seats for all 14 SEC coaches.

12. Missouri and the SEC are being careful when it comes to head injuries, writes Dave Matter.

13. Here’s a ranking of the SEC’s backup quarterbacks entering the season.

14. Here’s a game-by-game look at LSU’s upcoming season from Athlon Sports.

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15. Which teams stand the best chance of topping Kentucky’s “super-team” this year?

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16. Former Gators Mike and Maurkice Pouncey wore “Free Hernandez” hats recently, apparently in support of accused murderer Aaron Hernandez.

17. Georgia head strength coach Joe Tereshinski Jr. will receive a $50,000 pay raise.

18. Athlon Sports has 12 steps to fix the ACC in football.

19. Brian Bosworth says Oklahoma has “lost a lot of our bite” but can get it back.

20. Would Chris Davis of the Orioles be the true home run king if he hits 62 home runs?

21. Can track win the fight against doping? Experts are skeptical following positive tests by Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell.

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SEC Headlines 6/11/2013

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1. College football expert Phil Steele picks Alabama to win its third straight BCS championship.

2. Cost of tickets/donations was the biggest reason given for fans attending less college football games.

3. First-year Auburn coach Gus Malzahn knows plenty about the Iron Bowl rivalry with Alabama.

4. Tree-poisoner Harvey Updyke has another case in Louisiana to deal with now that he’s out of jail.

5. LSU has the top stadium in the conference, according to Athlon. See the entire SEC list.

6. Which non-conference game among SEC teams will be the biggest this upcoming season?

7. The Texas A&M-UTSA game probably won’t make this list when they play each other in 2016.

8. Former Georgia Bulldog Joe Tereshinski Sr., whose son and grandson played at UGA, has passed away at 89.

9. Georgia has no plans to lessen its tough punishment for positive drug tests.

10. Running back Jabo Lee should be Tennessee’s only casualty from the class of 2013.

11. Tough to argue: Alabama voted to have the best offensive triple threat in the SEC.

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12. Missouri has released its non-conference schedule for the 2013-14 season.

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13. Former Ole Miss head coach and Tennessee assistant Ed Orgeron keeps it classy on players attending class.

14. Athlon Sports has picked Oregon to edge out Stanford for the Pac-12 championship.

15: Report: Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will sign with the New England Patriots today.

16. Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops responds to his critics, which includes some former Sooner players.

17. Georgia Tech’s AD believes the college football selection committee should stay on the smaller side.

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UT’s Dooley Says Hart Told Him There’s Been No Decision

So much for those rumors of Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart giving Derek Dooley his walking papers yesterday afternoon.  Not only was Hart watching a women’s soccer game in Knoxville when he was supposedly dropping the hammer on Dooley, but he actually gave the coach word — according to the coach himself — that no decision has been made yet.

According to Dooley at his usual Monday presser today:

 

“I didn’t ask him that, but I did ask him a lot of things.  We talked very frankly about it.  He told me he had not made a decision, whether we go 6-6, despite what all the reports are.

Either the sources are wrong, or Dave wasn’t being forthright with me, and I have no reason to think Dave’s not being forthright.  He’s an honest man, he’s always been honest with me and I’ve appreciated how he’s handled everything about this.  I really have.”

 

Tennessee’s coach is 4-18 in SEC play and he’s not likely to return next season.  Attendance has waned at Neyland Stadium and keeping Dooley would mean taking a financial hit next season.  Of course, buying Dooley out would also put the squeeze on an athletic department that lost cash last year.

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Wow Evening Headlines 10/25/2012

Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was one of four former LSU players arrested on drug charges on Thursday
SEC commissioner Mike Slive tells ESPN.com that the site for the new Champions Bowl — either New Orleans or Arlington, Texas — will be announced next week
Arkansas AD Jeff Long says he will most likely hire someone who is currently employed as a coach
Sources have told MrSEC.com that TCU’s Gary Patterson is Arkansas’ top choice
Sources have told MrSEC.com that if Tennessee replaces Derek Dooley, Jon Gruden and Bobby Petrino would be 1-2 on UT’s list of replacements
Hurricane Sandy could create a windy day for the Georgia-Florida game
Kentucky will try to play three quarterbacks versus Missouri on Saturday
Texas A&M DL Damontre Moore leads the nation in sacks with 9.5 and tackles for loss with 17
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WOW Headlines – 10/25/12

Arkansas AD Jeff Long says he will most likely hire someone who is currently employed as a coach…
That would seemingly rule out Arkansas native Butch Davis
Sources have told MrSEC.com that TCU’s Gary Patterson is Arkansas’ top choice
Source have told MrSEC.com that if Tennessee replaces Derek Dooley, Jon Gruden and Bobby Petrino would be 1-2 on UT’s list of replacements
Georgia FB Alex Ogletree tweeted that UGA players and fans should rush the end zone after Bulldogs’ first TD versus Florida this weekend
Hurricane Sandy could create a windy day for the Georgia-Florida game
Kentucky will try to play three quarterbacks versus Missouri on Saturday
Missouri QB James Franklin is doubtful for this weekend’s game but should return for Florida game in two weeks
Texas A&M DL Damontre Moore leads the nation in sacks with 9.5 and tackles for loss with 17
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SEC Headlines – 8/3/12

1.  Athlon Sports lists the 10 biggest SEC storylines of fall practice.

2. Will Muschamp says he feels good about Florida’s quarterback battle.  (Ever heard a coach say, “I really hate our quarterback situation?”)

3.  Georgia opened practice yesterday.

4.  UGA has released its 2012-13 basketball schedule.

5.  Kentucky offensive coordinator Randy Sanders thinks his squad will be better than last year.  (That shouldn’t be too tough.)

6.  Here are five questions for South Carolina this fall.

7.  Tennessee’s Derek Dooley has a lot more players to choose from and use this fall.

8.  Quarterback Jordan Rodgers is now the clear leader of Vanderbilt’s football team.

9.  Missouri quarterback James Franklin looked “pretty darn good” yesterday as he comes off of shoulder surgery.

10.  The first report of Alabama’s first fall practice has been filed.

11.  Auburn no longer has Mike Dyer at tailback but the Tigers do have depth.

12.  Only two players were absent from Arkansas’ first practice session.

13.  LSU players know better than anyone that the only ranking that matters is the one you have after the final game.

14.  Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen says he’s not going to answer injury questions anymore.  (Childishly, he even stood up and threatened to leave the room when asked about a specific player.)

15.  Ole Miss started fall practice without two key freshmen yesterday.

16.  No shock, quarterback tops the list of questions at Texas A&M.

17.  A 5-7 bowl team?  An FCS bowl team?  Sure, why not?  (I used to be against all the bowls, but if some kid gets to play in a postseason game in Hackensack, good for him.  No one will try to make me watch it.)

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SEC Recruiting Headlines 3/1/12

1. The NCAA has warned schools to be wary of recruiting star basketball player Shabazz Muhammad. Kentucky is in the mix.

2. Muhammad, by the way, is scheduled to visit Duke this weekend.

3. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher believes the Seminoles can play and recruit against the SEC.

4. Kelvin Taylor isn’t the only Florida legacy being recruited by the Gators for 2013.

5. Athlon Sports analyzes Tennessee’s class of 2012.

6. Defensive end Carl Lawson from Alpharetta, Ga., has already received more than 30 offers.

7. Brian McLaughlin of Sporting News takes a look at some of the nation’s top quarterback prospects.

8. Several basketball recruiting questions are answered by the experts at 247Sports.

Here’s a look at why so many basketball teams covet Shabazz Muhammad.

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