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SEC Headlines – 11/10/11 Part One

1.  Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis is happy with freshman quarterback Jacoby Brisett’s composure.

2.  Chemistry isn’t a concern for the guards on Billy Donovan’s basketball team.

3.  Georgia players say they’re past last year’s chippy, often dirty Auburn game — “a game that nearly got out of hand.”

4.  The Dawgs expect to have deep threat Malcolm Mitchell back on the field this weekend.

5.  Freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith is learning the expectations associated with being Kentucky’s starting quarterback.

6.  UK has two starting defensive tackles back from injury and as a result Joker Phillips says “you can’t attack us up the middle.”

7.  Everything still looks good for Gamecock quarterback Connor Shaw and his chances of playing on Saturday.

8.  Carolina’s basketball team has a lot of holes to fill.

9.  Demoted Tennessee O-lineman James Stone is working to get a starting job back.

10.  Vol players say their new Wildcat formation makes them feel “like we’re playing a video game.”

11.  James Franklin believes center Logan Stewart has earned himself a reputation for being a hot-head and now opposing teams “are trying to get him to react.”

12.  Lance Goulbourne doesn’t get a lot of pub, but it’s hard to ignore the forward’s abilities.

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SEC Headlines 8/4/2011

1. “Georgia HAS to beat Boise State when they meet in Atlanta…”

2. What to focus on as Georgia starts practice. The “dream team” arrives.

3. Wide receiver Israel Troupe cited by police.

4. Les Miles on the start of LSU practice: ”We like getting outside and … tasting the grass.”

5. Wide receiver Russell Shepard reports and will practice today. Total of 104 players report as Les looks for leaders.

6. Thousands turn out to watch South Carolina’s first practice. Steve Spurrier likes the team speed.

7. Mississippi State begins practice. “On Wednesday, they slept.  Today, they’ll sweat.”

8. Kentucky defense produced only 16 takeaways in 13 games last year – turnovers a big focus.

9. Alabama deals with a home invasion – from Florida State. Alabama #1 and Florida State #2 in this preseason forecast.

10. Huge expectations for wide receiver Durron Carter – son of Cris.

11. The Tide’s Darrington Sentimore will transfer to a JUCO – he’s the seventh player to leave since the end of last season.

12. Freshmen pass catchers at Auburn have a great opportunity – team returns only one receiver with more than three catches last year.

13. No one gets Cam’s #2.  “Starless” Auburn is “the underdog, again.”

14. The star of the day at Auburn’s first practice?  The new practice facility.

15. James Stone is the rock in the middle of the Tennessee offensive line.

16. Who will be the leaders for the Vols this year? Practice competes with $48 million construction project.

17. More praise for the wide receiver corps at Arkansas. High expectations for the Razorbacks. 108 in Fayetteville today.

18. Breaking down Florida’s special teams.

19. Vanderbilt freshmen excited to get started.

20. Who can stop the SEC from winning another BCS title?  The SEC.

21. A roundup of key players and returning starters for all 12 schools.

22. The KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Lady Gaga and John Calipari.

23. “No truth to the rumor that Cal is looking into scheduling exhibitions in Knoxville, Gainesville and Durham, N.C.”

24. Florida’s non-conference basketball schedule this season features six teams that made the 2011 NCAA Tournament. “Perhaps the toughest one yet,” says coach Billy Donovan.

25. The cost of covering college athletes’ full expenses.

26. An Alabama ethics commission says high school coaches accompanying prospects on recruiting trips can receive free tickets to games.

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Vols Mulling Center Exchange

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley calls it an 11th-hour decision whether or not he starts James Stone at center Saturday against Memphis.
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