March 16th, 2014 10:00 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: Auburn, Butch Jones, Jalen Hurd, James Young
1. Arkansas opens spring practice today. Coach Bret Bielema: “I can’t wait. I think our kids have been chomping at the bit.”
2. Georgia’s new defensive era under coordinator Jeremy Pruitt begins with spring practice starting Tuesday.
3. Tennessee coach Butch Jones on five-star running back recruit Jalen Hurd: ”I thought Jalen Hurd really started to run like we expect him to run.”
4. Missouri defensive end Shane Ray on the plan for him and teammate Markus Golden: ”We hope to have two All-Americans, two first-round draft picks. That’s the plan.”
5. Alabama coach Nick Saban on the Crimson Tide quarterback battle: “It’s going to be a long time in us developing those players…”
7. Special teams a focus for Auburn in spring practice as the Tigers have to replace both their kicker and punter.
8. Is Alabama coach Anthony Grant the first coach on the hot seat for the 2014-2015 season?
9. Cecil Hurt: “SEC basketball, unless you are at Florida and Kentucky, is a tough world, and it chews up coaches — even good coaches — pretty quickly.”
10. Key for next Auburn coach? “You have to have some Auburn in you or it’s not going to work.”
11. Florida coach Billy Donovan on the one-and-done rule: “College basketball coaches and programs are taking on all the risks.”
12. Kentucky guard James Young on today’s matchup with Florida: “We’re glad we got them. And we’re just going to fight and leave it all out on the court.”
13. Last time Kentucky lost three times to the same team in a season? Tennessee in 1978-79.
14. Bracketology breakdown with three SEC teams in NCAA Tournament – Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. Arkansas and Missouri among first five out.
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