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SEC Headlines – 4/2/12

1.  There’s plenty of experience on Alabama’s offensive line.

2.  A spring break mission trip to Liberia was “eye-opening” for Gene Chizik and seven of his Auburn veterans.

3.  Here’s the latest on Bobby Petrino’s condition — complete with a photo of his wrecked motorcycle.  He is in stable condition.

4.  MSU’s prez calls new hoops coach Rick Ray “a winner.”

5.  Spring practice is open at Texas A&M.

6.  As Florida heads into its second scrimmage, there’s no separation between the Gators’ three quarterbacks.

7.  Kentucky’s Anthony Davis is the SEC’s first Naismith Award winner since Pete Maravich in 1970.

8.  South Carolina receiver Ace Sanders is impressing Steve Spurrier this spring.

9.  Tennessee might wind up with a running-back-by-committee approach this fall.

10.  Chase Garnham is trying to replace star middle linebacker Chris Marve at Vanderbilt.

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Two Voters Keep UK’s Davis From Being A Unanimous All-American

Florida’s Billy Donovan called Kentucky’s Anthony Davis an “all-time great” this season.  And yesterday he was named a first-team All-American. 

But he wasn’t a unanimous pick.

According to Jeff Goodman of on Twitter, hoops writers Scott Reid of The Orange County Register in California and Scott Mansch of The Great Falls Tribune in Montana left Davis off their ballots.

Now, should people send them nasty emails and threats?  No, because only an A-1, no-life, nutjob would care enough to do so.

And that’s why we’re posting on this topic.  It’s an All-American list.  It’s put together by voters and every single one them has his or her own criteria for deciding who’s worthy of the honor and who’s not.

Folks shouldn’t get bent out of shape over this stuff.  Show me a statistical-based analysis – like the one we did right here — and I’m sure you’ll find that UK’s Davis was truly one of the five best players in the country.

As for a poll?  Sorry, couldn’t care less.

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SEC Headlines – 3/6/12 Part One

1.  Florida just isn’t the same without Will Yeguete.

2.  Making matters worse, now Bradley Beal has sprained his ankle.

3.  Georgia’s departees showed their stuff for NFL scouts yesterday.

4.  Former Dawg Justin Houston now claims he never said it was time for Mark Richt to go.  (Then that was a helluva a quote for a professional journalist to make up out of thin air.)

5.  The Sporting News has named Kentucky’s Anthony Davis as its Player of the Year.  (He’ll be winning a lot of those honors in the weeks to come.)

6.  UK assistant Orlando Antigua could be up for the head coaching job at Rhode Island.

7.  This South Carolina writer wants Texas A&M as a permanent rival, not Arkansas.

8.  Jarnell Stokes has given Tennessee a big boost.

9.  And Trae Golden has become deadly at the charity stripe.

10.  James Franklin has added a Parade All-American kicker to what’s already being touted as Vanderbilt’s best signing class ever.

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