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SEC Headlines 3/14/2014

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1. The frenzy over Tennessee redshirt freshman quarterback Riley Ferguson. “He is Peyton Manning with quicker feet, Heath Shuler with more accuracy, Casey Clausen with a bigger arm.”

2. Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian on wide receiver and JUCO transfer Von Pearson: “Von’s very, very, very talented.”

3. High winds do some damage to Neyland Stadium’s Jumbotron.

4. Who will replace Cyrus Kouandjio at left tackle for Alabama?

5. Jonathon Mincy will be expected to provide leadership in the Auburn secondary this fall.

6. Texas A&M and UCLA will play a home-and-home series starting in 2016. LSU and Syracuse working on a deal.

7. Nine SEC staffs had some turnover this offseason.  Here’s a rundown of who’s in and who’s out.

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8. Bruce Pearl’s top six programs in the SEC apparently don’t include Auburn.

0. Former Auburn coach Sonny Smith on the challenges the program faces: ”What makes the job somewhat difficult is the area that it’s located in.”

10. An argument to give Alabama coach Anthony Grant one more season.

11. LSU and Kentucky will meet for the third time this season. Tigers forward Johnny O’Bryant: “Oh, man, I can’t wait. Can’t wait.”

12. Would a signature victory over Florida be enough to push Missouri in to the NCAA Tournament?

13. Florida forward Casey Prather:  ”I feel like as long as we continue to stay on the path we’re going, then we’ll have no trouble.”

14. Atlanta-area starters a big part of Georgia’s success this season. Bulldogs beat Ole Miss by one point in their only regular season matchup.

15. Tennessee opens tournament play with South Carolina.  Coach Cuonzo Martin: ”I think the guys are loose.”

16. This breakdown of the NCAA Tournament says Arkansas’ loss yesterday has cost them a bid.

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17. ESPN’s Mel Kiper projects three Texas A&M players going in the first ten picks of the NFL draft. Expects three Alabama players to go in first round.

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18. Brent Musburger out – Chris Fowler in as play-by-play announcer for  ABC’s Saturday night college football broadcast.

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19. Former chief executive of the Fiesta Bowl is headed to prison.

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SEC Commitment Comparison – 1/31/12

National Signing Day is just hours away and that means it’s time for one last check of the current SEC commitment lists.  The new Big Board reflects movement at six different league schools since yesterday.  How much more shuffling can we expect in the next 24 hours?  You’ll have to stay with us right here at MrSEC.com all day tomorrow to find out.

We’ll be bringing you updated signing lists from all 14 league schools — including Missouri and Texas A&M all day — so you can keep up with your own school as well as your rivals.  We’ll also provide running blog updates as the last big name players make their announcements.  Will there be a Cyrus Kouandjio surprise this year?  Will use a mascot for a prop as Isaiah Crowell did a year ago?  We’ll have ya covered all day starting bright and early tomorrow morning.

All that said, here’s our final look at the SEC’s commitment lists according to quantity, quality, and high-end stars… followed by our pre-signing day rankings.  (As always, we’re using the star-rankings provided by Rivals.com.)

First, a look at the quantity of each school’s class:


School
Commits
5-stars
4-stars
3-stars
2-stars
1- & 0-stars
Total Points
1 Alabama
27
3
12
12
0
0
99
2 S. Carolina
25
0
8
15
2
0
81
3 Miss. State
26
0
3
20
3
0
78
4 Florida
21
2
11
7
1
0
77
5 LSU
22
0
9
12
1
0
74
6 Vanderbilt
22
0
4
18
0
0
70
7 Arkansas
22
0
2
19
1
0
69
8 Tennessee
20
0
10
8
2
0
68
8 Texas A&M
20
1
6
13
0
0
68
10 Kentucky
23
0
1
19
3
0
67
11 Georgia
17  1  5 10 1 0
57
12 Auburn
15
0
9
6
0
0
54
12 Missouri
18
0
1
16
1
0
54
14 Ole Miss
17
0
2
11
4
0
49



Next, a look at the quality of each school’s class:

School
Commits
Avg. Pts Per Commit
1 Florida
21
3.67
2 Alabama
27
3.66
3 Auburn
15
3.60
4 Tennessee
20
3.40
4 Texas A&M
20
3.40
6 LSU
22
3.36
7 Georgia
17
3.35
8 S. Carolina
25
3.24
9 Vanderbilt
22
3.18
10 Arkansas
22
3.13
11 Miss. State
26
3.00
11 Missouri
18
3.00
13 Kentucky
23
2.91
14 Ole Miss
17
2.88



And now a look at the high-end players only, the four- and five-star prospects:


School
5-stars
4-stars
Total
1 Alabama
3
12
15
2 Florida
2
11
13
3 Tennessee
0
10
10
4 Auburn
0
9
9
4 LSU
0
9
9
6 S. Carolina
0
8
8
7 Texas A&M
1
6
7
8 Georgia
1
5
6
9 Vanderbilt
0
4
4
10 Miss. State
0
3
3
11 Arkansas
0
2
2
11 Ole Miss
0
2
2
13 Kentucky
0
1
1
13 Missouri
0
1
1



And finally, we combine the rankings above to come up with our own final pre-signing day MrSEC.com Recruiting Rankings:


School
Quantity Rank
Quality Rank
High-End Rank
Total Points
Last Week’s Rank
1 Alabama
1
2
1
4
1
2 Florida
4
1
2
7
2
3 LSU
5
6
4
15
3
3 Tennessee
8
4
3
15
3
5 S. Carolina
2
8
6
16
5
6 Auburn
12
3
4
19
7
6 Texas A&M
8
4
7
19
6
8 Miss. State
3
11
10
24
8
8 Vanderbilt
6
9
9
24
10
10 Georgia
11
7
8
26
8
11 Arkansas
7
10
11
28
11
12 Kentucky
10
13
13
36
13
12 Missouri
12
11
13
36
14
14 Ole Miss
14
14
11
39
12



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Kouandjio’s Decision To Come Down To A Family Vote?

The father for five-star offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio told The Tuscaloosa News yesterday that a family vote may decide the players’ college destination.  And that’s probably not what Auburn fans want to hear.

As everyone already knows by this point, Kouandjio selected Auburn on national television yesterday only to get cold feet.  His coach said he “looked miserable” after making his choice. 

Kouandjio’s older brother Arie Kouandjio is already an offensive lineman for Alabama.

Currently, Auburn and Alabama are ranked in the Top 5 in most recruiting rankings.  Where the big lineman from Washington, DC goes will no doubt tip the scales in Bama’s direction… or Auburn’s on the rankings front.  In reality, those rankings don’t mean a thing, but in the state of Alabama… they’re just one more thing to hold over the head of your hated rival.

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Kouandjio Is Holding Off On Signing

The fat lady has been sent back to the dressing room.  Key offensive line prospect Cyrus Kouandjio will delay signing his letter of intent to Auburn.  No one seems to be sure how long his delay will last.

The five-star prospect chose Auburn over Alabama today in a surprise move considering the fact his brother plays for the Tide.

Apparently his mind isn’t fully made up yet.

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Kouandjio Hasn’t Signed Yet, Still “Confused”

Shortly after noon Cyrus Kouandjio — the nation’s top offensive line prospect — announced that the would be signing with Auburn.  As of yet, he still hasn’t… and the talking heads at ESPN wonder if he will at all.

Recruiting analyst Jamie Newburg said moments ago that he has been told by “someone very close to the situation he’s still very confused.”  According to Newburg, “this one might not be done for big Cyrus.”

Alabama is currently ranked #1 in Rivals’ rankings.  Auburn has climbed all the way to #2 on ESPN’s big board.  Whoever lands Kouandjio could ultimately claim the impressive (and utterly meaningless) recruiting national championship.

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Kouandjio Picks Auburn Over Alabama

The #1 prospect in the nation according to The Sporting News has decided to play ball for Auburn.  Five-star offensive line prospect Cyrus Kouandjio announced his selection of Auburn over Alabama just a few minutes ago.

Kouandjio has an older brother who is already on Alabama’s team.  His brother told him to follow his heart.  Now he will… to The Plains.

Auburn and Alabama continue to trade signing day blows as both are on their way to Top 10 — if not Top 5 — nationally-ranked classes.

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