April 12th, 2014 10:15 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, Dylan Thompson, Jarnell Stokes, NBA
1. The first player in Missouri history to catch four touchdown passes in a game is no longer a Tiger. ”This decision was made with the best interests of all involved in mind.”
2. Missouri A.D. Mike Alden on whether Green-Beckham’s girlfriend was contacted by Mizzou coaches. ”We were assured by our coaches that that, in fact, did not take place.”
3. Beckham’s dismissal comes on same day independent report is released regarding alleged assault of a swimmer by members of the Missouri football team.
4. “It will be easy for some to think of Green-Beckham as the sacrifice, the one paying for the sins of others. But that’s not fair.”
5. “There are coaches out there right now salivating over the possibility of adding him for a year, until he leaps to the NFL.”
6. Beckham – from Springfield, Missouri – won’t land at Missouri State. ”That’s not the kind of player we recruit to our program.”
SEC Spring Games
7. Starting quarterback job on the line? Spring game at Vanderbilt could determine the leader.
8. One of the storylines this spring at Florida - linebacker/defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has been a beast.
9. Gator running back Kelvin Taylor has separated himself from the pack.
10. With defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt being new, don’t expect Georgia to reveal the entire playbook. “Being the fact that it is Jeremy’s first year as the coordinator, people look at our TV spring game.”
11. Mississippi State’s defense has been physical and impressive this spring.
12. Plenty of questions about South Carolina’s defense and its backup quarterback. ”For much of spring, the gap between Dylan Thompson and his backup candidates has been the Grand Canyon. ”
13. Tennessee coach Butch Jones: “We’re not going to be the best team on the field, but that’s OK. We’ve won championships with not having the best collection of talent. ”
14. One week from today, both Auburn and Alabama will have their spring games. ”There’s only one state in the country where anticipation builds to see not only who shows out…but how many show up.”
15. Backup quarterback battle at Ole Miss could continue through the fall.
16. Former Alabama quarterback Luke Del Rio granted immediate eligibility at Oregon State.
17. Could be the first year since 2010 that Auburn produces two first-round picks.
18. Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes on his decision to enter the NBA draft. “I feel like I can produce on a team in the NBA. I really do. ”
19. Auburn center Matthew Atewe underwent surgery on his left shin Friday.
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