August 11th, 2011 10:17 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Blake Sims, Fullback Keiro Small, LSU, Tony Barnhart
We’ll be making a quick day of it today due to a doctor’s appointment — sorry — so we’ll feature a few more headlines than usual… starting with:
1. Tony Barnhart of CBSSports.com says the SEC won’t be going to a nine-game league schedule anytime soon.
2. Auburn’s freshman class is learning on the fly.
3. Gus Malzahn says it’s “crunch time” as he tries to find a starting quarterback.
4. Here’s an AU practice report.
5. Despite rumors of serious injuries, Alabama running back Eddie Lacy is ready to run in 2011.
6. Blake Sims brings an extra dimension to the Tide backfield.
7. Here’s a UA practice report.
8. Fullback Keiro Small is having a big impact in Arkansas’ preseason camp.
9. Arkansas basketball game with UConn now has a tip time… opposite the SEC Championship Game in football. (No doubt Hog fans hope that becomes a worry.)
10. Arkansas hoops signee Aaron Ross will attend a prep school in Wisconsin.
11. Could Arkansas be this year’s Auburn?
12. Due to Steve Kragthorpe’s illness, LSU assistant Steve Ensminger will act as a sort of “utility” coach this fall.
13. Here’s an LSU practice report.
14. The summer has not been kind to LSU basketball.
15. This writer says the NCAA’s “reform” push really isn’t about reform.
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