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WOW Headlines – 10/30/12

Oddsmaker Danny Sheridan is back in the news after claiming that the NCAA is investigating the Auburn football program
Texas A&M logos and phrases were spray painted across the University of Texas campus in Austin
Steve Spurrier says that South Carolina RB told him he will work his way back from a knee injury and return to the Gamecocks
It’s been reported that Florida strength coach Jeff Dillman shoved Georgia S Corey Moore during a pregame dust-up prior to Saturday’s game
Alabama has won 21 of its last 22 games and all the victories have been by 16 or more points
LSU has won 22 straight games at home
Alabama plays at LSU on Saturday night in a rematch of January’s BCS Championship Game
With injuries and attrition, Ole Miss is down to 64 scholarship players
Missouri QB James Franklin is expected to be close to 100% versus Florida this weekend
Derek Dooley on Tennessee’s defense: “Generally when you are statistically where we are, it’s not one thing, it’s everything.”
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A Pregame Rumble, A UF Coach Shoving A UGA Player, Cats And Dogs Living Together…

Georgia’s Mark Richt has a reputation for being a nice guy, a Goody Two-Shoes.  But when it comes to letting his players walk right up to the edge of starting fights, he washes his hands like Pontius Pilate and allows it to happen.  Repeatedly.

Several years ago his team stomped on the “T” logo at midfield before a game at Tennessee.  He also instructed his players to draw a celebration penalty after UGA’s first score against Florida a few seasons back.  Both instances could have led to fisticuffs in the testosterone-fueled, macho world of college football.  And something that occurred this past weekend could have led to a (bigger) fight as well.

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UF Reveals Coaching Salaries For New Football Assistants

The University of Florida has released details of the deals they used to lure three new coaches onto Will Muschamp’s coaching staff:

* New offensive coordinator Brent Pease will make $590,000 per year for three seasons.  Incredibly, in this age of million-dollar coordinators, that’s not that big a payout for the guy coming from Boise State.  His predecessor Charlie Weis had a deal worth $875,000 annually.

* New offensive line coach Tim Davis inked a one-year contract worth $275,000.  Poor guy.  Davis will replace Frank Verducci — an ex-Weis aide who was skedaddled by Muschamp after signing day.

* Finally, new strength coach Jeff Dillman will be paid $215,000 a year for two years to replace the incredibly popular Mickey Marotti.  Marotti exited Gainesville to join old boss Urban Meyer at Ohio State.

For Florida, those salaries are far from exorbitant. 

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SEC Headlines – 1/3/12 Part Two

1.  Florida wraps up its pre-SEC hoops slate against UAB tonight.

2.  A pair of special teams’ TDs help Florida pull off a Gator Bowl win and now things seem a little bit better in Gainesville.

3.  Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray says his team “could have pulled out a couple more wins,” including yesterday’s Outback Bowl.

4.  Several Bulldogs now need to make decisions about the NFL.

5.  John Calipari believes Kentucky’s Terrence Jones needs to start having more fun on the court.

6.  UK’s coach also wants his team to be more unselfish.

7.  Following a Capital One Bowl victory over Nebraska, safety DJ Swearinger said, “We go down in history as the best team to play at Carolina.”

8.  Receiver Alshon Jeffery was at his best in earning MVP honors yesterday in Orlando.  Oddly, he was also ejected for fighting making him the first ejected MVP I have ever seen.

9.  Derek Dooley said today that the worst is behind Tennessee and now the progress begins.

10.  The Vol basketball team fired up 39 3-pointers in a 76-63 win over Chattanooga last night.

11.  Speaking of shooting threes, John Jenkins scored 26 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 69-62 win over Miami (Ohio).

12.  Kevin Stallings said his team has developed a habit of playing poor second-half defense.

UPDATE – Florida has hired Jeff Dillman as the football program’s new strength coach.

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