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SEC Headlines 5/7/2013

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1. Brandon Mitchell’s transfer puts more pressure on Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen, writes Barrett Sallee.

2. The Arkansas News Bureau has more on the transfer of Mitchell and three other Razorbacks.

3. The price of Alabama’s trip to the BCS championship game in Miami: $3.4 million.

4. New Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner brings an “intense, demanding style” to the Tigers.

5. Jay Prosch was “one of the highlights of the whole spring” at H-Back for Auburn.

6. Who from the SEC will join the College Football Hall of Fame? We’ll find out today at 10:30 ET.

7. Today’s meeting in Jacksonville could be LSU’s “last defining attempt” to eliminate permanent cross-division opponents.

8. Edward Aschoff wraps up the spring looking at the SEC’s attempt for one more BCS title.

9. More good news for Kentucky football player Ashely Lowery: He’s expected to make a “full” recovery.

10. Tennessee coach Butch Jones has turned his team over to the players, writes Mike Strange.

11. The list of elite prospects for next year’s NFL draft does not include Johnny Manziel, according to Bucky Brooks.

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12. Forward DeVon Walker has decided to transfer from Florida after only one season in Gainesville.

13. Marco Harris and Mark Pancratz are candidates for the Director of Basketball Operations job at Tennessee.

14. There are only two SEC teams in the early Top 25 from USA Today.


15. Tim Tebow is the most influential athlete of 2013, according to Forbes.

16. The Baltimore Sun looks at the Ravens’ attempt to turn former Ole Miss basketball player Murphy Holloway into a tight end.

17. From yesterday: A highly-touted linebacker wants out of his NLI at Florida State so he can attend Georgia or USC.

18. A tough decision awaits the NCAA regarding the Ben McLemore case, writes Jeff Eisenberg.

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SEC Headlines 4/30/2013

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1. Ohio State jumped Alabama for the No. 1 spot on Mark Schlabach’s Top 25 for 2013.

2. Mike Slive on the College Football Playoff Selection committee: “We want football expertise.”

3. How does Auburn running back Tre Mason test his speed? He chases squirrels.

4. Police are looking for another suspect in the alleged fight involving suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill.

5. Hill’s suspension puts extra pressure on quarterback Zach Mettenberger and the rest of the Tigers’ offense.

6. Auburn could be a sleeper in the SEC.  Missouri could be as well, writes Edward Aschoff.

7. Tennessee gave athletic director Dave Hart a one-year contract extension with a $50,000 bonus.

8. Former Georgia players discussed the Bulldogs’ rivalry with Clemson and looked at this year’s matchup.

9. Matt Hayes looks at the differing opinions among SEC coaches on the nine-game schedule conversation.

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10. If you missed it yesterday, released its Top 25 (and one) for next season.

11. There’s already plenty of buzz for next year’s matchup between Kentucky and Louisville in Rupp Arena.

12. Former Ole Miss basketball player Murphy Holloway is still learning about football as he tries to make the NFL.


13. Pat Dooley looks at the Jets’ release of Tim Tebow and the SEC’s increased level of talent in recruiting.

14. Former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray can still make it in the NFL, writes Mike Strange.

15. A chest injury suffered during a “freak accident” has ended the career of Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes.

16. DO you want to see Peyton Manning sing Johnny Cash during karaoke? Click here.

17. Here’s an early look at the top NFL prospects for the 2014 NFL draft. The No. 1 prospect resides in the SEC.

18. Virginia Tech is looking to bounce back after a disappointing seven-win season in 2012.

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How Will Florida Handle Offensive Numbers in 2012?

Florida is looking to sign a larger class in 2012 after signing only 19 players last month.

The Gators have received five commitments for next year and project to sign close to 25 players in February.

How will Florida handle its numbers on the offensive side? Edward Aschoff answers that question in the Gainesville Sun.

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Thursday Afternoon Recruiting Headlines

Here are some afternoon recruiting headlines.

1. Here are the top 25 junior college prospects, according to

2. ESPN has a list of the top uncommitted prospects. Many are considering SEC schools.

3. Could Georgia’s potential “Dream Team” class be one of the top three in the nation?

4. Here’s the latest on defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, who’s still considering several schools.

5. The recruiting picture for Mississippi State is starting to take shape in the final week.

6. Running back Kenny Hilliard will get a head start on his career at LSU.

7. Arkansas is receiving nice reviews on its class for 2011.

8. Edward Aschoff of the Gainesville Sun answers his latest mailbag of recruiting questions.

9. Kentucky commit Jon Davis remains undecided on which school he will attend.

10. Auburn is experiencing success in recruiting following a a championship year on the field.

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Wednesday Afternoon Recruiting Links

Here are some recruiting links for your Wednesday afternoon.

1. Edward Aschoff of the Gainesville Sun has a preview of Florida’s seven early enrollees.

2. Could Will Muschamp convince a prospect from Louisiana to look at the Gators?

3. Florida and Tennessee are in the running for a South Florida defensive end.

4. A former Big 12 commit is now considering three SEC schools.

5. Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino wants to add talent to Arkansas’ receiving corps.

6. Here are the updated team rankings for 2011 from (Insider subscription required)

7. Here are some highlights of new Alabama running back commit Dee Hart.

8. Alabama will have eight early enrollees hoping to contribute next year.

9. Tennessee commit Maurice Couch isn’t interested in playing for the school’s old coach.

10. Auburn, Florida and Georgia are all in the running for cornerback Marcus Roberson.

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Hounshell Won’t Enroll Early At Florida

Offensive lineman Chase Hounshell won’t enroll at Florida this month as he previously planned.

Hounshell, who attends Lake Catholic High School in Kirtland, Ohio, wrote the following on Twitter: “I have decided today I will not be enrolling early at Florida. I just don’t feel like rushing the most important decision of my life.”

Hounshell remains committed to Florida but appears to be looking around. He told Edward Aschoff of the Gainesville Sun that he plans to visit Florida and Notre Dame some time this month.

Hounshell said he wants an opportunity to meet new Florida offensive line coach Frank Verducci, who was hired earlier this week by new coach Will Muschamp.

“I just didn’t want to move down without even talking (to) or meeting my position coach,” Hounshell told the Gainesville Sun.

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Jeoffrey Pagan Decommits From Florida

Florida’s bad weekend got a little worse on Sunday when defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan decommitted from the Gators.

Pagan, who attends Asheville (N.C.) High School, had been considered a “soft” commitment to Florida for a while.

“I felt like I was missing out on some stuff and wanted to get back into everything so I’m not missing out on anything,” Pagan told

Pagan told the website he will consider Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Southern California and maybe Ohio State.

Pagan has scheduled one official visit to Clemson on Jan. 15.

Florida’s recruiting with Pagan took another hit during the weekend when defensive line coach Dan McCarney accepted the head coaching position at North Texas.

How might McCarney’s departure affect Florida elsewhere in recruiting? Edward Aschoff of the Gainesville Sun has a report. Read it here.

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