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SEC Players/Coaches On The Move 4/25/2013

Moving-Van1. Size matters.  Stadium size, that is.  A Butch Jones tweet about attendance at Tennessee’s spring game has erupted into a Twitter spat with Vanderbilt assistant coaches.

2. What does ESPN have against having college coaches as NFL draft analysts?  ”College coaches call us and we politely decline because of our deep talent roster. ”

3. The first-round guys at the NFL draft get the spotlight but what about SEC players outside round one?  Here’s a list of guys who could have nice careers at the next level.

4. Georgia quartertback Aaron Murray will be watching tonight’s draft.  ”I’m mainly watching for the Georgia guys. Hopefully we’ll get three guys in the first round. It’s possible, and that’d be awesome.” Those three candidates are linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree and noseguard John Jenkins.

5. Spring football report cards at Arkansas.

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6. Former Arkansas center Hunter Mickelson is reportedly transferring to Kansas.  He’ll sit out the 2013-2014 season and have two seasons of eligibility in Lawrence.

7. Tennessee and Texas A&M in the mix for Memphis transfer Antonio Barton?

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SEC Players (And One Ex-Coach) On The Move

Moving-Van1. Florida Offensive Lineman Jessamen Dunker.  He’s in jail after being arrested today.  He’s accused of riding a stolen scooter and driving on a suspended license. The freshman did  not see action this past season.

2. Georgia Running Back Ken Malcome.  The redshirt sophomore running back has decided to transfer.  He started the opener against Buffalo but saw his playing time cut drastically by freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.  Those two are now the only two scholarship tailbacks on the Georgia roster.

3. Georgia Offensive Lineman Chris Burnette. The senior-to-be will likely miss spring practice after having shoulder surgery today. Burnette is a two-year starter at right guard for Georgia.

4. NFL Bound SEC Players. A mock draft has 16 SEC players going in the first round of the NFL draft in April.  The most the SEC has ever had in the first round was 11 back in 2007. The projected 16 include six of the top 10 – with Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel projected at No. 1 overall, followed by Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones.

5. Former Arkansas Coach John L. Smith.  Smith has reportedly accepted the head coaching job at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Fort Lewis went 0-10 last season.

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Wow Sunday Headlines 1/6/2012

Ole Miss beat Pittsburgh 38-17 Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl
Texas A&M beat Oklahoma 41-13 Friday night in the Cotton Bowl
The SEC is currently 5-3 in bowl games this postseason
Six LSU juniors will forego their senior season to enter the NFL draft with defensive end Barkevious Mingo the latest to decide Friday night
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones and Florida tight end Jordan Reed are leaving school early to enter NFL draft
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray has signed with an agent, ending any chance of his return to school for his senior season
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A.P. Names Jones SEC’s Defensive Player Of The Year

Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones has been named the AP’s SEC Defensive Player of the Year.  The junior led the conference with 22.5 tackles-for-loss and he was second in the league in sacks with 12.5.

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney — who leads the SEC in sacks — finished a close second in the voting.

Jones tallied 77 tackles total on the year, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and in interception despite missing two games.

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AU’s Slade Provides UGA’s Jones With Some Added Motivation

Auburn offensive lineman Chris Slade has provided Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones with some extra motivation as the two players’ schools head toward their annual clash on Saturday.  Ironically, he was clearly trying to be complimentary:


“You’ve got to know how to identify each front and make each call.  Jarvis Jones, you know that he’s going to be one of the strong keys of their defense.  As long as you know where he’s at and what the front is, we should be all good.

You’ve got to be able to get your hands on him, block him.  He’s a good player, but you can stop him.  It’s not that hard.  You’ve just got to go out there and make the calls, go out there (and) execute the calls and know that he’s probably going to be on the side where the tackle will be made.  He’s the type of player who will be one of the impact players.”


First, with Auburn being 2-7 on the season it’s probably not the time for Slade or anyone else on the Plains to suggest “it’s not that hard” about anything.  But Slade did answer the question that he was asked and his answer was immediately taken — at least the “you can stop him… it’s not that hard” part — to Jones. Read the rest of this entry »

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Georgia Survives At Kentucky, Tide Rolls On At Tennessee, Mississippi State Stays Perfect

Georgia 29 – Kentucky 24

1. Georgia gets a career-high 417 yards and four touchdowns from Aaron Murray.

2. Jarvis Jones sits this one out for the Bulldogs.  Mark Richt: “He definitely could not have played tonight.”

3. Kentucky gets a first quarter touchdown from its offense for the first time since the Tennessee game in 2010.

4. Bright spot for UK – 206 rushing yards of offense.

Alabama 44 – Tennessee 13

5. Derek Dooley: “We got whipped by a great football team, in about every phase.”

6. Saban defends Dooley: “I think that Derek is doing a fantastic job.”

7. Tide seniors go unbeaten against Tennessee. Celebration cigars in the locker room.

8. Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray skips post-game interviews.  ”Our quarterback didn’t play well.” Career-high 306 yards for Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron.

Mississippi State 45 – MTSU 3

9. Up only 10-3 at halftime, Bulldogs dominate second half.

10. School record 16 interceptions for Johnthan Banks (tied with Walt Harris).

11. Quarterback Tyler Russell on running back LaDarius Perkins – “the best running back in college football.” 

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UF’s Quinn Happy With “No-Name Defense”

At Georgia, you can run down a list of NFL prospects and “watch list” athletes on Todd Grantham’s defense — Jarvis Jones, Bacarri Rambo, John Jenkins, etc.  But the Bulldog defense hasn’t lived up to its full potential yet, even with everyone back from suspension.

At Florida, the situation is a bit different.  The Gator D has been better than expected without all the hype and star power.  Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn likes it that way, too.

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Wow Evening Headlines 9/18/2012

Florida – Tennessee the most viewed college football game of the weekend
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is back at practice and expects to play when the fifth-ranked Bulldogs host Vanderbilt on Saturday.
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw will start Saturday against Missouri
Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson “extremely optimistic” he will play this weekend against Rutgers
Interim Arkansas coach John L. Smith on his critics: “I don’t listen to that crap.”
Austyn Carta-Samuels will likely start at QB for Vanderbilt this weekend
The SEC’s third-tier television network with ESPN is reportedly closing in on the final stages of development.
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Florida’s Second Half Rally Spoils Aggies SEC Debut, Georgia’s Second Half Crushes Mizzou

Florida 20 – Texas A&M 17

1. Gators grind it out at Kyle Field.  Will Muschamp: “We’re going to have a lot of games like this. It’s who we are.”

2. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel completes 13-of-16 for 162 yards.

3. “It’s progress when the Twitterverse isn’t calling for Ron Zook to replace Muschamp only two games into the season.”

4. Texas A&M lost five second-half leads last year – do it again to open 2012. Texas A&M linebacker Sean Porter: “You shouldn’t lose games because of mental mistakes.”

5. Aggies defensive line sacked Florida QB Driskel eight times Saturday. 

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Georgia 41 – Missouri 20

6. 24-0 second-half run for the Bulldogs turns a close game into a blowout. Gary Pinkel: ”You can’t make the kind of mistakes we made in a game like that and survive.”

7. With an interception and then forcing a fumble, star Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones was a difference maker.

8. “Old man” football?  Georgia wide receiver Marlon Brown: “It definitely made us mad.”

9. Result -“grown-man” football.”

10. “(W)hat happens when the defense isn’t there to save the day?”

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SEC Headlines 5/20/2012

1. Mike Herndon: “This new game will be a good deal for the SEC, which maintains its spot at the forefront of the sport, but the biggest winner is the Big 12.”

2. Sam Mellinger: “The Big 12 just gained a whole lot of credibility, Missouri’s decision to jump to the SEC just became less reasoned and Kansas’ stance on not playing the Border War just did the same.”

3. Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas: ”We may not be Facebook but the Big 12 Conference would get a strong buy call from Wall Street today.”

4. Florida State and the Big 12.  Best option or only option?

5. Don’t count on Miami having an interest in the Big 12 (last item).

6. Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart:  ”I dont think we can allow conference realignment to eliminate tradition.”

7. Kentucky’s Brian Adams is giving up football to focus on baseball.

8. Salaries for LSU assistant football coaches put them among the nation’s elite.

9. Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss are recruiting nationwide.  246 (and counting) offers out to recruits.

10. Georgia’s most important players? Jarvis Jones comes in at No. 6.

11. Breaking down Florida’s defensive line.

12. Big expectations for an incoming trio of basketball players at Kentucky.

13. Did you know there’s a National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers?

14. Bobby Petrino sells an Arkansas home.

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