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SEC Headlines 4/14/2012

1. LSU has a new basketball coach.  Johnny Jones will be introduced on Monday – expected to get a five-year contract.

2. Can Jones – a former LSU player - bring back the magic? The “Bullet” is back in his home chamber.

3. Connecticut transfer Alex Oriakhi is headed to Missouri.  Was scheduled to visit Kentucky next weekend. UK fans react on Twitter.

4. Florida forward Will Yegeute is making progress coming off surgery for a broken foot.

5. The Bobby Petrino aftermath: Arkansas  players and coaches - including his brother Paul – speak out about the firing.

6. Razorback quarterback Tyler Wilson is having a great spring.

7. Were coaches actually afraid of certain players at Florida?  More fallout from the Urban Meyer era as Chris Rainey talks.

8. Expect Florida’s Ronald Powell to have ACL surgery next week.

9. Alabama’s annual A-Day today – winners get steak, losers eat beans. Expect more than 90,000 fans to attend. It’s becoming a tradition under Nick Saban.

10. Auburn’s new offensive coordinator message to fans today?  Expect disappointment. As for the defense – eight Tigers are not expected to play.

11. Former Auburn receiver Antonio Goodwin convicted of first-degree robbery.

12. Five story lines for Georgia’s G-Day game – including those unproven defensive backs. Keep your eye on the tailbacks as well.

13. South Carolina tight end Kelvin Rainey and his “Blind Side” type story.

14. Jon Solomon on South Carolina’s coach: “Spurrier turns 67 years old next week. He sounds friskier than ever.”

15. Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay and the best scrimmage of his life.

16. A healthy competition at offensive line for Tennessee as the Vols scrimmage this afternoon. Freshman QB Nathan Peterman has a dislocated finger.

17. Tennessee defensive back Prentiss Waggner and wide receiver Justin Hunter are on the comeback trail while recovering from surgeries.

18. Expect linebacker Curt Maggitt to have an impact at linebacker for Tennessee this fall.

19. Kentucky running back Coshik Williams has gone from walk-on to starter.

20. All but two of Vanderbilt’s 2012 spring signing class will be on hand tonight in Nashville to watch the Commodores spring game.

21. Boosters got a sneak peak Friday night – everyone else at Mizzou gets to see the new uniforms at today’s Black and Gold game. Trey Barrow is no longer the Tigers No. 1 kicker.

22. Expect a faster offensive tempo at Texas A&M this fall. Running back Christine Michael: “It kind of reminds me of an Oregon or Arkansas offense.”

23. A total of 43 spring games in college football today.

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24. Athletes and painkillers.

25. Wall Street Journal – Tornado Recovery: How Joplin is beating Tuscaloosa.

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