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SEC Headlines – 8/17/11 Part One

1.  A pair of juco transfers are making an impact at Alabama.

2.  The Tide’s defense wants to force more fumbles this fall.

3.  Here’s a UA practice report.

4.  Bama hoopster JaMychal Green scored 21 against Finland in the World University Games.

5.  Low of numbers this year, Gene Chizik has rewarded eight walk-ons with scholarships.

6.  Gus Malzahn wants to name a starting quarterback in the “near future.”

7.  Starting spots are also still open along Auburn’s offensive line.

8.  Folks in Fayetteville expect improved depth and strength on the D-line to help Arkansas this fall.

9.  Receiver Greg Childs isn’t quite all the way back from a knee injury that cut short his 2010 season.

10.  Bobby Petrino is using a new camera angle to evaluate his quarterbacks in practice.

11.  There’s no looking back for LSU offensive lineman Will Blackwell… after a horrible injury in last year’s season opener.

12.  But Blackwell and a few other Tiger O-linemen have missed practice time due to injuries in preseason camp.

13.  Receiver Rueben Randle needs to be a leader on The Bayou.

14.  Tyler Russell and Dylan Favre are battling to be Chris Relf’s backup in Starkville.

15.  Here’s an MSU practice report.

16.  Cornerback Senquez Golson turned down $1.4 million from the Boston Red Sox in order to play football at Ole Miss.  (Here’s hoping he stays healthy.)

17.  Quarterback candidate Randall Mackey got a shot to run with the first team in practice yesterday…

18.  But the QB race is still wide open in Oxford.

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SEC Headlines 8/5/2011

1. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen says his 20th ranked Bulldogs are “a lot faster.” Confidence high in the Bulldogs camp.

2. Bulldogs tight end Kendric Cook’s career is over because a narrowing spinal column.

3. Despite relinquishing his offensive coordinator duties because of Parkinson’s disease, Steve Kragthorpe will be heavily involved with the LSU offense but it will still be a smaller role.

4. The good and bad news for the eight preseason-ranked SEC teams.

5. Houston Nutt likes his newcomers at Ole Miss.

6. Alabama opens camp with a star-studded defense and questions about offense. Five questions for the Tide.

7. Corey Grant chose Alabama over Auburn coming out of high school but now he’s a walk-on for the Tigers.

8. Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Lykes dismissed from team.

9. ESPN gets an all-access look at the battle for quarterback at Auburn. Tigers will put on pads for the first time tonight.

10. If Florida’s going to be a contender this year, here are five things to watch.

11. “Weed quadruple play” for the Gators.

12. Georgia freshman running back Isaiah Crowell is wearing No. 1 - and has some company.

13. The Bulldogs await an answer on the eligibility status of linebacker Jarvis Jones.

14. Questions for the Bulldogs and questions about Mark Richt.

15. Georgia’s had incoming classes with similar pedigrees, but none with this much buzz.  Nearly one in three players on scholarship are from the 2011 class.

16. Team bonding starts now with Kentucky if they can get over the heat.

17. It’s football season but basketball always dominates the headlines in Lexington.  Keeping Up With The Caliparis?

18. Jadeveon Clowney isn’t the only player generating buzz at South Carolina.

19. Alshon Jeffery returns to practice after being involved in a minor car accident this week.

20. Day One at Arkansas -defense ahead of the offense.  Razorbacks select six captains.

21. Vanderbilt returns all three of its running backs with SEC experience.

22. Tennessee defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox expects a lot of competition for starting jobs on his side of the ball. Senior defensive tackle Malik Jackson is a key to success.

23. Offensive coordinator Jim Cheney says his offense is “a little more grown-up.”

24. He’s said it before – he’ll say it again.  Lane Kiffin’s son – Monte Knox Kiffin – not named for Knoxville.

25. Bruce Pearl considers a developmental league offer.

26. Former Tennessee player John Fields is headed to Finland.

27. Both the FBI and IRS investigating former Georgia coach Jim Donnan.

28. Changes could be coming to basketball recruiting.

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