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LSU CB Simon To Leave Early For The NFL

mrsec-breaking-newsLSU cornerback Tharold Simon is the latest Tiger to announce he’s jumping to the NFL early.  Yesterday, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Eric Reid announced their intentions to depart.

A very quick stat check shows that Simon, Minter and Reid combined for 266 tackles and six interceptions this past year.

 

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Monday Wow Headlines 12/17/2012

Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter is turning pro
Tennessee offensive tackle Ja’Waun James says he will return for his senior year
Alabama defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt headed to Florida State to become defensive coordinator
Former Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri reportedly joining Jimbo Fisher’s staff at Florida State
Missouri co-offensive line coach Josh Henson is the Tigers new offensive coordinator
LSU linebacker Kevin Minter named team MVP
$85 million expansion at LSU’s Tiger Stadium will bring capacity to just under 100,000
Ole Miss has sold nearly 21,000 tickets for the BBVA Compass Bowl
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Florida Gets Revenge On LSU, A&M Rallies To Beat Ole Miss

Florida 14 – LSU 6

1. Gators defense holds LSU to just 1.7 yards per carry. Florida safety Matt Elam: “We had a great game plan and we executed it.”

2. To end the game, the Gators ran the ball 22 straight times.

3. Technical difficulties with sideline headsets may have cost LSU a touchdown?

4. Les Miles: “I think our football team’s sick.”

5. LSU linebacker Kevin Minter has 20 tackles – most for a Tiger since 1988.

Texas A&M 30- Ole Miss 27

6. Aggies rally late to win in Oxford. A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope: “This is probably the most emotional game I’ve ever played in.”

7. Texas A&M survives despite six turnovers, including two interceptions from quarterback Johnny Manziel:  Kevin Sumlin: ”We’ve been around him long enough to see that he never really hangs his head.”

8. Hugh Freeze: “We all won’t sleep tonight. You pour your heart and soul into this.”

9. 16-straight SEC losses now for the Rebels. Freeze: “It was a game we easily could have won.”

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SEC Headlines – 3/7/12 Part Two

1.  Eddie Lacy — Alabama’s top returning rusher — won’t take part in spring drills after undergoing surgery for turf toe.

2.  Here are five questions about Bama as the Tide prepare for spring.

3.  Auburn will unveil statues of its Heisman winners at its spring game.

4.  The Tiger hoops team is better with Rob Chubb on the court.

5.  Arkansas freshman BJ Young — MrSEC.com’s “Mr. Offense” for the season — has won over the SEC’s coaches.

6.  The Razorbacks are locked in for the 2013 Maui Invitational along with Syracuse, Gonzaga, Baylor and others.

7.  Tharold Simon is ready to replace Morris Claiborne in LSU’s secondary.

8.  Tiger linebacker Kevin Minter is taking on a new leadership role this spring.

9.  Mississippi State’s Dee Bost has his eyes set on another NCAA Tournament trip.

10.  Things could be worse for Ole Miss’ NCAA tourney hopes.

11.  Hopefully the first year in the SEC will go better for Texas A&M’s Billy Kennedy than his first year in the Big 12 did.  (If you’re unaware of why the Aggies disappointed this season, read this piece.)

12.  The SEC media did a good job of predicting this year’s basketball campaign (except for that whole Tennessee thing).

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