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SEC Headlines – 11/8/11 Part One

1.  Florida’s John Brantley missed practice yesterday, but he is expected to be 100% on Saturday.

2.  The Gators are aware of South Carolina’s quarterback issues, too.

3.  Brandon Harton might have earned more playing time at Georgia after his 98-yard performance against New Mexico State on Saturday.

4.  Georgia AD Greg McGarity says he’s been told the SEC will have an eight-game schedule next year.  (Next year… maybe.  But we’ll continue to say it’s going to a nine-game docket long-term.)

5.  Kentucky will need a solid effort to knock off an improved Vanderbilt on Saturday.

6.  The Wildcats roasted Morehouse College 125-40 in a hoops exhibition last night and John Calipari even admitted that his team “looked like a pretty good zone team.”

7.  South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw has been medically cleared and is expected to play Saturday after experiencing a concussion last weekend.

8.  Steve Spurrier says his seventh game against Florida will be just another game.

9.  Tennessee’s Tyler Bray had the cast removed from his broken thumb, but he still appeared unable to rip a football this morning.

10.  The basketball Vols held of a rally from Division II LMU to win their final exhibition game 76-67 last night.

11.  Mike Slive is trying to put together a meeting to discuss schedules, but Vandy’s de facto AD says he believes the league will stick with an eight-game league schedule.

12.  Kevin Stallings used a number of lineups in a 102-62 exhibition win over Xavier of Louisiana last night.

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SEC Headlines – 10/19/11 Part Two

1.  Florida’s John Brantley won’t take part in practice this week, but it’s still possible he’ll return for next week’s Georgia game.

2.  The Gators haven’t been giving Brantley’s backups enough support during UF’s three-game losing streak.

3.  Freshman corner Marcus Roberson is facing an underage drinking charge. 

4.  Georgia’s Isaiah Crowell hopes a week off will give his bum wrist time to heal.

5.  Winning five games in a row hasn’t silenced all of Mark Richt’s critics.

6.  Linebacker Danny Trevathan has been one of the few bright spots for Kentucky this season.

7.  UK players were shocked to see that USA Today and odds-maker Danny Sheridan had made them a 9-point underdog to FCS-level Jacksonville State.  Turns out the listing was a mistake.

8.  The South Carolina team took the news of Marcus Lattimore’s season-ending injury hard.

9.  It sounds like Lattimore’s recovery will be a lengthy one.

10.  Look for Bruce Ellington to take on a bigger role for the Cocks.  (Good thing Steve Spurrier poached him.  Again, kidding.)

11.  After half a season of off-target shotgun snaps, Tennessee will be switching centers… just in time for a date with Alabama’s wicked defense.

12.  Defensive back Prentiss Waggner will be moving from safety to corner this week, too.

13.  Vanderbilt coaches have put in extra work preparing for Army’s triple-option offense.

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