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SEC Headlines – 5/20/13

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1.  Auburn’s Jaylon Denson emerged this spring as a versatile threat in the X receiver spot.

2.  LSU is going on a building spree including an expansion of Tiger Stadium.  “We don’t want to change the character of the stadium, just restore it.”

3.  In case you couldn’t tell that it’s May, here’s some insight into Ole Miss’ long-snapping situation.

4.  Will Texas A&M match last season’s win total — 11 — in 2013?

5.  Georgia coaches apparently want to see more from offensive tackle John Theus before naming him as a starter.

6.  Missouri is ready to turn things around after a disappointing 2012 campaing.  “We’re used to winning around here.”

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7.  Tony Barnhart on Nick Saban/Devil kerfuffle: “Coaches speaking to booster clubs are like politicians giving their weekly stump speech to their base.”

8.  Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott made $3.1 million in 2011, more than both Jim Delany and Mike Slive.

9.  The ACC basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden?  “We’ll be playing there.  It’s just a matter of getting all the legal ramifications worked out.”

10.  All the talk of college athletics being ready for an openly gay player?  It apparently doesn’t apply at Baylor.

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Georgia Bulldogs Tame The Bulls; Florida Gators Down The Falcons

Georgia 45 – Buffalo 23

1. Freshman running back Todd Gurley stars in his debut; a 100-yard kick return, 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

2. In front of the first non-sellout of a home opener since 1998, shorthanded Bulldogs defense-absent five frontline players – gives up 347 yards of total offense.

3. Jeff Schultz: “Great teams don’t have first games like this.”

4. Will suspended starters Bacarri Rambo and Alec Ogletree play against Missouri? Mark Richt: “Yes, they were suspended for this game and we’ll find out next week what we’ll do next week.”

5. Another concern - injuries piling for the Bulldogs. Will cornerback Malcom Mitchell and offensive lineman John Theus be ready for next week?

Florida 27 – Bowling Green 14

6. Two touchdowns and a career-high 154 yards for running back Mike Gillislee.

7. Who is Florida’s starting quarterback? “Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett looked equally uncomfortable.”

8. 14 penalties for 106 yards for the Gators.  Will Muschamp: “Believe me, we’ve exhausted every measure I know.”

9. A non-sellout crowd on hand.  Mike Bianchi: “Have you ever felt less of a buzz for a UF season than this one?”

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SEC Recruiting Headlines – 10/27/11

1. Georgia commit John Theus feels better about the status of coach Mark Richt, who has faced “hot seat” talk this season.

2. Defensive back Will Johnson is receiving more attention from Georgia and Georgia Tech.

3. 2013 wide receiver Tramel Terry has picked up an offer from Virginia Tech.

4. Where might tight end Kent Taylor and safety Landon Collins land? Check this mailbag from the Gainesville Sun.

5. JC Shurburtt of 247Sports.com predicts where the uncommitted five-star prospects will land.

6. Ole Miss’ international basketball contacts have already paid off with a commitment from a Venezuelan forward.

7. Defensive lineman Christian Brown would like to hear more from Clemson.

8. Could highly-touted lineman Arik Armstead give serious consideration to Alabama?

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