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Wow Headlines 7/21/2013

Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison arrested for barking at police dog…
Second time Morrison has been arrested since the middle of June
Former Kentucky basketball player Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to Gonzaga
Former Tennessee basketball player Trae Golden is transferring to Georgia Tech
Six current college football players, including Vanderbilt linebacker Chase Garnham, join lawsuit against NCAA
Record year for donations at Ole Miss…Rebels have also sold nearly 40,000 season tickets
SEC Media pick Georgia to win the West and Alabama to win the West…with the Crimson Tide predicted to be SEC Champ
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on what he’s doing to motivate  his team to play Alabama…
”Same thing we did last year. That seemed to work”
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SEC Headlines 2/23/2013

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1. Georgia reserve tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith arrested Friday night. The misdemeanor charge involves a false report of stolen textbooks.  Authorities believe Flournoy-Smith sold the books himself. Mark Richt aware of arrest.

2. New offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s contract at LSU calls for a $1 million buyout.

3. Former Texas A&M running back Christine Michael still doesn’t understand why he didn’t play in the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma.  ”I had no clue that I wasn’t going to play not a down in that game. It was shocking to me, and it still shocks me to this day.”

4. With defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson’s 4-2-5 defense, Auburn wants big safeties: “We’re going to put one more body up there than you can block, and try to disrupt the blocking schemes instead of trying to physically overpower offensive linemen.”

5. Defensive end might be the deepest unit for Mississippi State this fall. Can five-star recruit Chris Jones start as a freshman?

6. Young defensive ends spark optimism at Ole Miss as well.

NFL Scouting Combine

7. Offensive lineman Chance Warmack on his time at Alabama: “It’s like a mini-NFL.” Why “Warmacking” may come to an end in the NFL.

8. Former Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker: “I want to be the Ray Lewis of my offensive line.”

9. Running back Eddie Lacy won’t run the 40-yard dash at the combine because of an ailing hamstring.

10. A school-record 13 players at the combine from LSU includes as many as four potential first-round picks.

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11. A focus for Alabama today – stopping LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant.  Averaging 21.5 points and 10 rebounds over the last four games.

12. Another big man that’s found a groove is Vanderbilt’s Rod Odom – averaging 15.2 points last five games.

13. Tennessee’s shared history with Texas A&M – each program’s best player was Bernard King.

14. Mizzou point guard Phil Pressey has been a lightning rod for criticism.  Does his second-half performance against Florida mean he’s getting better?

15. John Calipari is not  a fan the late start time to tonight’s game against Missouri.  ”I hate it at 9 o’clock.” (Eastern time)

16. Despite losing 10-of-11, Auburn’s freshmen are optimistic about the future.  Shaq Johnson: ”I think the future looks bright for this program.”

Realignment

17. Top two rivalries lost thanks to realignment have SEC ties.

18. Realignment Rumor Mill - MrSEC joins the panel discussion.

Extra

19. Former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme reportedly headed to SMU as offensive coordinator.

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SEC Headlines 9/15/2012

1. TCU – LSU to open 2013 season at Cowboys Stadium?

2. One way to look at at the game tonight in Baton Rouge: “LSU is only at the halfway point of one of its longest preseasons in history.”

3. “Florida-Tennessee game is basically an elimination game.”

4. “If Bobby Petrino had never wrecked a motorcycle, it was still going to be about Alabama.”

5. Update on the Mizzou QB situation: “A source close to Corbin Berkstresser told me last night that the redshirt freshman is prepared to play and excited for the chance…”

6. Missouri’s failed fake punt against Georgia drew attention, but the Tigers have always gambled under Gary Pinkel.

7. Lane Kiffin just the latest in a line of coaches that try – and fail – to muzzle the media.

8. B1G Ten’s agreement with Dish expires.

9. John Calipari on the people who attend his high-dollar fantasy camp.  “They’re not here for funsies.”

10. Former Kentucky coach Bill Gillispie is out of the Mayo Clinic and back in Texas.

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SEC Headlines 5/26/2012

1. Jon Solomon: “The big questions in football scheduling starting in 2013: Who matches up with whom as permanent partners, how will other cross-division teams be rotated, and how far out will the SEC make this schedule?”

2. Miami’s AD says the Hurricanes are committed to the ACC.

3. “What they really mean is that the FedEx package hasn’t arrived yet with their official Big 12 Conference invitation. Until that happens, they’re happily committed to the ACC.”

4. Two former Auburn players are transferring to Kennesaw State.

5. Mark Richt and Twitter - re-united.

6. Former Kentucky wide receiver Tommy Cook is now the assistant director of football operations for the Wildcats.

7. Good grades – in the classroom - for Kentucky’s basketball team.

Extras

8. Notre Dame football: “The Irish have yet to win a single BCS game since its inception, they haven’t lost fewer than three games since the 1993 season, and they’ve cycled through five different coaches since Holtz, if you include the one who fudged his résumé and never coached a single game.”

9. An ESPN documentary on former quarterback Todd Marinovich sparks demand for his artwork.

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SEC Headlines 5/12/2012

1. Harvey Updyke shows up for an SEC softball game and gets ejected.

2. Bruce Feldman explains his Bobby Petrino to Kentucky idea.

3. Williams-Brice Stadium will have a different look this fall.

4. Mike Anderson: “At UAB in our second year, we made the Sweet 16. My second year at Missouri, we made the Sweet 16. The, the third year, the Elite 8. See where we’re headed here?”

5. New Mexico assistant Ryan Miller joins the basketball staff at Mizzou.

6. Former Kentucky player Sean Woods is now the basketball coach at Morehead State.

7. Which early season basketball tournament looks to have the strongest field next season?

8. SEC baseball becoming more like SEC football – dominant.

Extras

9. If Texas said yes to West Virginia, would it really say no to Boise?

10. 50 years later, NBA legend Don Nelson finally gets his college diploma.

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SEC Headlines – 8/12/11 Part One

1.  Former Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson — now on UK’s staff — has plenty of praise for current QB Morgan Newton.

2.  Here’s more on the Cats’ new “in your face” D-coordinator.

3.  Linebacker Qua Huzzie is transferring to Murray State.

4.  Shaq Wilson’s return gives South Carolina a boost at linebacker.

5.  Derek Dooley was using a copy of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” to teach his Vols that one small mistake can bring down a whole team.  (Dooley is quickly becoming the SEC’s version of “The Most Interesting Man In The World.”)

6.  Sophomore Alex Bullard is Mr. Versatility on UT’s offensive line.

7.  The Vols’ defensive lineman have been getting the best of the team’s offensive linemen this week.

8.  James Franklin has his Vandy players cooling off between practice sessions in five jumbo tubs of ice water.

9.  Commodore players worked out with players from nearby Tennessee State this summer during unsupervised workouts.  (Not sure it’ll help much as the teams combined to go 5-18 last season.)

10.  Senior quarterback Larry Smith is starting to “separate himself a little bit from the pack.”

11.  VU gunner John Jenkins poured in 24 points for Team USA in the World University Games yesterday.

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SEC Headlines 8/7/2011 Part One

1. The Will Muschamp era begins. Should he get a mulligan for year one?

2. When it comes to Florida’s defense, who’s going to rush the passer?

3. Breaking down the Gators running backs and receivers.

4. The Florida QB job belongs to John Brantley, but can he keep it?

5. South Carolina freshman Brandon Shell treated for heat-related illness following Saturday practice.

6. Bruce Ellington was the Gamecocks top scorer last year – for the basketball team.  Now he’s a wide receiver.

7. Houston Nutt needs his Ole Miss freshmen to contribute – immediately.

8. Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson getting reps as the nickel back.

9. Linebacker John Probst looks to be a leader of the Volunteers defense.

10. The fine line between getting tough and staying healthy.

11. The search firm contract is almost up and the list of candidates is dwindling but the hunt for a new AD at Tennessee marches on.

12. Kentucky fans get their first look at the 2011 Wildcats football team.

13. Heralded Kentucky freshman Glenn Faulkner could be a difference maker this year.

14. Former Kentucky player and Arkansas coach John Pelphrey adjusts to life as an assistant at Florida.

15. The USA basketball team enjoys learning from Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin.

 

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