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SEC Headlines 2/26/13

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1. Florida is expecting another tough road test when it plays at Tennessee tonight.

2. Tennessee is hoping its “Make a Statement” motto will show up tonight against Florida.

3. Florida is still a top 5 team in ESPN’s power rankings despite last week’s loss at Missouri.

4. Auburn is desperate to win as it prepares for a rematch against rival Alabama.

5. Kentucky has plenty of young talent, but senior Julius Mays has been a valuable asset.

6. One of UK’s talented freshman, guard Archie Goodwin, is showing signs of maturity.

7. Mississippi State coach Rick Ray needs his players to keep buying in despite their continuing struggles.

8. Missouri is “probably in” the NCAA tournament right now, according to

9. Patience has helped LSU forward Johnny O’Bryant, who helped lead the Tigers past Alabama on Saturday.

10. Seth Emerson provides some basketball notes from around the SEC.

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11. New Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman received a pay bump after Alabama came calling.

12. Tennessee tried to offer a $40,000 raise to running backs coach Jay Graham, who’s leaving for Florida State.

13. Graham was more than a running backs coach for Tennessee, writes John Adams.

14. The SEC is still chasing Alabama as spring practice begins, writes Chris Low.

15. What’s the top coaching job in the SEC? Not Alabama, according to Athlon Sports.

16. Here’s a spring preview for Georgia’s offense, which will open practice on Saturday.

17. South Carolina will be a national title contender this fall, writes Barrett Sallee.

18. No surprise: Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is the SEC’s top player, according to ESPN.

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19. Push through the pain or wait for Pro Day? Alabama and Auburn players have weighed that question.

20. Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is trying to be the best he can be as a pro.

21. Former Georgia linebacker Cornelius Washington was among the fastest players at his position.

22. Missouri’s Zaviar Gooden was the fastest linebacker, running a 4.47 40-yard dash on Monday.

23. Former Texas A&M running back Christine Michael has impressed at the Combine.


24. Why did Manti Te’o run a disappointing 40 time on Monday? Stress, according to Te’o.

25. Did QB Matt Barkley struggle last year at Southern California because of bad coaching?

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SEC Headlines 6/24/2012

1. Should SEC East and West become North and South? “Everything else in college football is being turned upside down. Why not strike while the iron’s hot and make things right?”

2. “Missouri, placed in the SEC East though it lies farther west than all but two SEC teams (A&M and Arkansas)…”

3. Top 10 conference games on the SEC schedule?  Let the debate begin.

4. Why Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier is one of the top players in the SEC.

5. The Tennessee athletic department employs 195 people at a cost of more than $20 million. Salary breakdown by sport.

6. A college football playoff: Who, what and why.

7. “The final straw came this past season, when the national championship game rematch between LSU and Alabama produced the lowest overnight television rating of the BCS era…”

8. Why Jacksonville makes sense as a host city for a college football title game.

9. Former Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is ready to start his NFL career.

10. Southern Miss guard LaShay Page played against Frank Martin in the NCAA Tournament.  Now he’ll play for him after transferring to South Carolina.

11. Mizzou basketball coach Frank Haith on recruiting in the SEC: “I don’t think I would let that affect us and not trying to recruit anywhere, but we’ve become more attractive to those kids in the southeast region.”

12. Missouri guard Kim English projects as a potential second-round pick in the NBA draft. Predicts title for Tigers.

13. Kentucky’s Darius Miller could go in the first or second round.

14. Questions and answers about Kentucky’s class of 2012.

15. Former Georgia coach Jim Donnan agrees to a bankruptcy settlement.  Required to repay $7.35 million.


16. Will Florida State last another 20 years in the ACC?

17. Standouts from the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

18. Sleepers to watch in this week’s NBA draft.

19. This draft is more about potential than it is can’t miss prospects.

20. Women’s sports spending in the SEC.

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SEC Headlines – 8/23/11 Part One

1.  As preseason camp ends, Florida’s secondary still needs work.

2.  Gator receiver Quinton Dunbar hopes to turn the page in Gainesville this fall.

3.  Former Georgia walk-on Will Muschamp is looking for some walk-ons to add to his Gator program.

4.  Here’s a list of UF’s 10 biggest playmakers… potentially.

5.  Back from injury, Justin Anderson will start at right tackle for Georgia.

6.  Richard Samuel looks like he’ll be okay for next week’s Boise State game.

7.  “A funny thing happened on the way to John Jenkins’ coronation,” Kwame Geathers looks to have won the UGA nose tackle job.

8.  Unpicked in the NFL’s supplemental draft yesterday, former Georgia tailback Caleb King has agreed to a free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

9.  Running back Raymond Sanders wants to be the man who fills the void left by Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb at Kentucky.  And that’s a big void.

10.  The Wildcats’ depth chart is taking shape.

11.  When it comes to UK’s future basketball home, all options are on the table.

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SEC Headlines – 6/8/11 Part One

1.  Here’s a projection of which newcomers in the SEC West will have the biggest impact.

2.  Former Georgia defensive ends coach Jon Fabris is now coaching the D-line at Northwest Mississippi Community College.  (That will no doubt prompt many UGA fans to say, “See, he never should have been here in the first place.”)

3.  Kentucky has scheduled a three-game series in basketball against Samford.

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