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SEC Headlines 2/1/2014

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1. Quarterback Jacob Coker on his decision to transfer from Florida State to Alabama: “I didn’t really consider any other schools.”

2. Auburn A.D. Jay Jacobs knew former coach Gene Chizik’s fate was sealed during a blowout loss to Texas A&M in 2012: “I knew then there was no return there.”

3. Jordan-Hare Stadium and  Amazing Spiderman 2?

4. The full board of trustees at Kentucky give approval to a project to build new privately funded $45 million football training facility.

5. Two former Georgia Bulldogs with NFL experience want to join Mark Richt’s program.

6. “Georgia’s defensive staff, outside of Wilson, wasn’t exactly made up of world beaters on the recruiting trail.”

7. Arkansas confirms departure of wide receiver Melvinson Hartfield. Redshirted in 2013.

8. Which schools have signed the most four and five star prospects the last four years in the SEC?

9. Jon Solomon on some questions and answers regarding a college players union.

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10. Add Missouri coach Frank Haith’s name to the list of coaches who’d like to get rid of one-and-done.

11. Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein and assistant coach Kenny Payne had an exchange at LSU this week.  John Calipari says he didn’t see it.

12. Georgia has missed Kenny Gaines the last two games - hoping the injured guard is back today.

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13. Are the Colquitts the Mannings of punting?

14. Setting the lines for sporting events isn’t really a mystery. “It’s not rocket science. We’re not doing brain surgery here.”

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SEC Headlines 1/29/2014

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1. Missouri football, an alleged sexual assault and a swimmer’s suicide.  ”This much is incontrovertible: Mizzou made no public comment regarding Menu Courey’s case until ESPN posted its story online last Friday.”

2. Former Missouri wide receiver Rolandis Woodland on his role in the controversy over the alleged incident in 2010 involving football players.  ”People are saying ‘Why did you do this? You could get into trouble. Do you just want to be famous?’

3. David Climer on new Alabama assistant coach Lane Kiffin: “There’s alcohol rehab, drug rehab, even sex rehab (remember Tiger Woods?), so why not coaching rehab?”

4. Give us more.  Tennessee sells out its allotment of tickets for the “Battle of Bristol” - 2016 game against Virginia Tech at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Coach Butch Jones gets stuck in Atlanta weather.

5. Texas A&M wide receiver – early enrollee Speedy Noil - will be wearing Johnny Manziel’s number two this spring. Aggies have only retired one jersey – John David Crow’s number 44. Should Johnny’s number 2 be added to the list?

6. Is Russell Wilson a model for new Alabama quarterback Jacob Coker?  10 college quarterbacks who transferred and found success.

7. An early look at some top 2014 SEC games.

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8. Alabama at Auburn had been scheduled for tonight.  Bad weather has postponed it until Thursday. Does Auburn coach Tony Barbee deserve another year? Anthony Grant “will get scant credit for a win, and very loud static with a loss…”

9. Vanderbilt at Georgia. Plan is to play tonight despite weather concerns – confirmation coming later today. Once again, Bulldogs may again be without injured guards Kenny Gaines and Juwan Parker. 

10. Texas A&M at South Carolina. Gamecocks face a Texas A&M team that’s lost confidence after losing three straight in SEC play.  Coach Billy Kennedy: “We haven’t handled it well.”

11. Ole Miss at Tennessee. Rebels 5-1 in SEC play but Tennessee may be the toughest road test yet. Can the Vols bounce back after one of the worst offensive performances in school history?

12. SEC Teams are going to the free-throw line an average of 25.4 times this season.  That’s up from 20.3 last season.

13. Florida may get word on the fate of Chris Walker this week.

14. Mississippi State wide receiver Da’Runnya Wilson making the transition from the girdiron to the hardwood.

15. One take on Missouri’s victory over Arkansas Tuesday night – “winning at Arkansas may be a more difficult task than beating Kentucky at home.”

16. Making the argument for why Kentucky won’t win a title this year.

17. “LSU has no business missing out on the tournament, but that may end up being precisely what happens.”

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18. Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman gets saved from Atlanta gridlock by an old teammate.  

19. Ohio State coach abandons his rental car in Atlanta and starts walking to the airport.

20. $400 million stadium expansion at Notre Dame.

21. Congressman threatens to throw reporter off balcony – on camera.

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Gangnam Style? Or UGA-ngnam Style?

Ah, the world we live in today.  Somewhere there’s a guy or gal with tremendous musical talent who just can’t find any way to get discovered.  And then there’s PSY and his “Gangnam Style” video which has been viewed more than 475 million times since being posted on YouTube in July.

Somewhere the talented musician silently weeps into a bowl of Ramen noodles.

Well, the only thing bigger than “Gangnam Style” at this point is the explosion of “Gangnam Style” parodies that have hit the web.  Not since “The Blair Witch Project” has something caught on and been made fun of with such force.  Not even this (NSFW).

Well, now an SEC school is getting in on the act and we have to give props to Georgia’s basketball players for their dance moves — especially you, Kenny Gaines — and their willingnees to have a little fun in UGA’s spoof of the video (which can be seen after the page break).

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