February 9th, 2014 11:45 AM║ Posted By: Mike Mitchell ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, Bill Battle, Gus Malzhan, Kalvaraz Bessent
1. Auburn signee Kalvaraz Bessent arrested on felony marijuana-related charges following a traffic stop Friday. If convicted on all charges, could face up to 11 years in prison.
2. Auburn coach Gus Malzhan “aware of the situation and is continuing to gather information.”
3. Tennessee players A.J. Johnson and Danny O’Brien arrested Saturday night – charges not described.
4. Coach Butch Jones: “We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information.”
5. Arkansas hires Robb Smith as defensive coordinator. Smith spent 2013 in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
6. LSU looking at several candidates for special teams assistant coach with Thomas McGaughey leaving for the New York Jets.
7. With transfer Christian Morris sidelined with an injured achilles, Ole Miss looking for a right tackle this spring.
8. Profile of Alabama strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran. “His reputation is bigger than the athletes he trains.”
9. Quarterback battle at Kentucky? Don’t expect it to “drag on like it did last year.”
10. How was Tennessee able to sign eight defensive linemen in its 2014 class? Opportunity to play.
11. Tough year for Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant. What will A.D. Bill Battle do?
12. Cecil Hurt: “The identity Alabama basketball built over the previous four years has vanished.”
13. “The LSU basketball team is starting to resemble the New Orleans Saints — win at home, lose on the road.”
14. Stat of the game from Arkansas-Vanderbilt Saturday. Razorbacks got 40 points from their bench. Vanderbilt got two.
15. Missouri’s Jordan Clarkson on the loss to Ole Miss Saturday. ”We didn’t rebound the ball. They just out-toughed us.”
16. Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart shoves a Texas Tech fan near the end of the game Saturday night.
17. “Am I the only one that realizes how lucky we were that this didn’t turn into some much, much worse?”
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