January 7th, 2014 01:00 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: BCS, Coaching News, LSU, SEC
1. New Texas coach Charlie Strong - a one-time grad assistant at Texas A&M – on resuming the rivalry with the Aggies: “You’d love to.”
2. Despite the advantages of the SEC and a statewide following, the Kentucky job is not as appealing as the one at Louisville.
3. Nebraska’s Terry Joseph will be the new defensive backs coach at Texas A&M. Joseph was at Tennessee before Nebraska.
4. Florida has a new offensive line coach. Mike Summers comes from Southern Cal but has plenty of SEC experience.
5. Search for a new defensive line coach at Arkansas continues.
6. Mizzou’s Gary Pinkel is the only coach in school history to lead the team to two top-5 finishes. In last seven years, Tigers have as many wins as Florida, Georgia and Texas.
7. Did Alabama’s victory over LSU in November create a false sense of invincibility?
8. Eight recruits enrolling early at Alabama this week.
9. Why quarterback James Franklin and running back Henry Josey rank among the all-time greats at Missouri.
10. 2013 season is in the books – time to look ahead to 2014. Eight SEC teams make ESPN’s way-too-early top 25.
11. Can Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott live up to the hype in 2014?
12. Quarterback question for Ole Miss next season – who will be the backup to Bo Wallace?
13. A more physical offensive line for Georgia in 2014?
14. Lost in the shuffle last night – Auburn running back Tre Mason broke Bo Jackson’s single-season school record for rushing yards in a season
16. Texas A&M junior offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi says his decision is coming Thursday. Johnny Manziel says he’s still undecided. “We’ll see.” Manziel hung out with Tim Tebow at BCS title game.
17. Is Jeremy Hill coming back for another year at LSU?
18. Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers says he’s returning for his senior season.
19. Georgia coach Mark Fox was on a plane Saturday back to Kansas to see his father before he died. He didn’t make it.
20. A rarity in college basketball these days. Florida starts four seniors.
21. Vanderbilt at Alabama. Crimson Tide guard Trevor Releford on his 6-7 team. ”It’s a fresh start for us.”
22. Tennessee at LSU. Tigers try to bounce back after losing to Rhode Island over the weekend.
23. Mississippi State guard Craig Sword leads his team in scoring. Has boosted his shooting percentage 17 points this year.
24. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy on the state of SEC basketball: “Overall, the league has improved top-to-bottom.” Our view: “The SEC is once again a pretty bad basketball league. “
25. “Arkansas has won more than 90 percent of its home games under Mike Anderson, but has won only one road game per year in Anderson’s first two years.”
26. Most watched non-BCS bowl game in ESPN history? Texas A&M – Duke game.
27. Former Texas coach Mack Brown was tweeting during the BCS title game last night.
28. Tim Tebow’s prediction for the title game last night was off – by one point.
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