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Ole Miss Talks, Alabama Wins; Aggies Beat Arkansas

postgame-linksAlabama 25 – Ole Miss 0. Video Highlights

1. Alabama defense gets its first shutout since 2012 Iron Bowl.  Ha-Ha Clinton Dix. “I think we came out and proved a point today.”

2. Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley: “We really wanted to stay in the game the whole time, especially after all the talking they did.”

3, Kevin Scarbinsky: “It has to be considered one of the better defensive performances of the Saban era at Alabama.”

4, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze: “They totally took it to us.”

5. The media circus around quarterback A.J. McCarron after a game.

Texas A&M 45 – Arkansas 33. Video Highlights

6. Texas A&M rushes for 262 yards - no pass attempts for Johnny Manziel in Aggies two second-half touchdown drives.

7. Since joining the conference, Aggies are perfect away from Kyle Field, won all five SEC road games.

8. Apparent left knee injury for A&M defensive tackle Kirby Ennis.

9. Quarterback Brandon Allen returns for Arkansas but interception touchdown return proves costly.

10. A&M safety Toney Hurd Jr on the play: “That changed the momentum of the game.”

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SEC Headlines 10/24/2012

SEC West

1. Something’s gotta give.  Mississippi State’s LaDarius Perkins averages 103.4 yards per game – No. 1 in the SEC.  The Alabama defense gives up 58.7 rushing yards per game -that’s No. 1 in the country.

2. Production from Mississippi State’s receiving corps is up almost 28% compared to the same time a year ago.  Receivers coach Billy Brewster: “It’s all about, you know, I’ve gotta say it: hard-ass work.”

3. Brewster on quarterback Tyler Russell: “Extremely composed. I think that’s the No. 1 attribute a quarterback can have, is calmness under duress.”

4. The last team to pick off Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron?  Mississippi State.

5. Kevin Scarbinsky: “It’s not easy to win a BCS championship, but Alabama has made it look easy so far, which means one thing. A hard time’s coming.”

6. Numbers tell the story of Auburn’s weak passing game: The Tigers rank 113th in the country in passing yards and 110th in pass efficiency.

7. Different week but same drill: No starting quarterback named yet for Auburn against Texas A&M.

8. Texas A&M is -11 in turnover margin the last three weeks.

9. The honors keep pouring in for LSU linebacker Kevin Minter.

10. Primarily a special teams player his first three years, Arkansas’ Terrell Williams is now the team’s starting middle linebacker.

11. Ole Miss cornerback Charles Sawyer and safety Trae Elston held out of practice Tuesday - expected to play Saturday.

SEC East

12. Many Florida players have watched game film from the 2011 loss against Georgia.  Cornerback Jaylen Watkins: ”I think a lot of people on the team do it because we had a lot of regrets last year,”

13. Andy Staples:  Foley saved Muschamp from The Longhorn Network.

14. Jeff Schultz: “Georgia has only one edge over Florida. It’s at quarterback and nowhere else.”

15. Mark Bradley: “So far we’ve seen only snippets, but I’m convinced there’s a complete game in these Bulldogs.”

16. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on quarterback Connor Shaw: “But this (Tennessee) is his game. I told him the other day, ‘You are not coming out unless you get hurt.”

17. More Spurrier:  ”We know we have to run the ball much better than what we’ve done.”

18. What’s a better coaching  job - South Carolina or Tennessee?

19. What does Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter think of some mildly critical comments from coach Derek Dooley? “We are men, so I don’t take anything personal.”

20. Is Hunter a first-round NFL pick?  Dooley: “(H)e has never performed to that standard in my opinion, and he knows that.”

21. An interesting road to Vanderbilt for center Joe Townsend - named Monday as the SEC offensive lineman of the week.

22. A season’s worth of twists and turns for Kentucky’s quarterbacks.

23. Kentucky offensive coordinator Randy Sanders on Missouri’s defense: “Their linebackers seems like, just reading their bios, seems like they’ve been there since the turn of the century almost.”

24. Mizzou offensive coordinator David Yost says execution is partially to blame for the Tigers offensive woes: “We’re making the other team’s defense way better than what they are.”

SEC Coaching News

25. For Chizik, Dooley and Phillips - all over but the firing? (Gary Pinkel listed as “Icon On The Edge”).

26. David Cutcliffe and Tennessee? “You can bet Peyton Manning would give his full support.”

27. Louisville’s Charlie Strong: “Can I just do my job and enjoy my work?”

SEC/College News

28. Ole Miss or Mizzou - will either team make a bowl game this year?

29. Gator Bowl looking at its SEC possibilities. Likely six bowls in new playoff format - seventh had been considered.

30. LSU AD Joe Alleva will try again next spring to eliminate the permanent opponents on the SEC football schedule.

31. Power conference rankings - SEC on top.

32. So you can’t put $7,600 at the strip club on the university credit card?

33. Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson left off Davey O’Brien semifinals list – but three other SEC QBs made it.

34. Mike Leach bans Washington State players from using Twitter.

35. The 10 winningest programs in college football history – and their “stat-padding junk victories.”

SEC Basketball

36. Dilemma for Kentucky fans – watch the Blue-White game or All-Access Kentucky?

37. Top 50 preseason big men – Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel No. 3. “A shot-blocking freak.”

Extra

38. Most and least-liked players in the NFL.

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SEC Headlines 5/29/2011

1. Kevin Scarbinsky: “It’ll be fascinating to watch the politics play out in Destin.”

2. “In the SEC, the right way is winning.”

3. Expect cowbells to be on the agenda at this week’s SEC spring meetings.

4. Adding two games to the basketball conference schedule and doing away with divisions also on the agenda this week.

5. The good, the bad and the fanatical.  SEC 2010-2011 season perfect for a time capsule.

6. Unnoticed phone calls by Bruce Pearl and his staff means Tennessee will have a lot of explaining to do next month before the NCAA Infractions Committee.

7. High school is over. College life begins.

8. How do SEC national champions perform in their repeat bids?

9. Just how much extra money should be tacked on to a scholarship package?

10. 24-year old Gilbert Pena is expected to contribute to the Ole Miss defensive line this fall.

11. The preseason magazines like LSU.

12. Ten things South Carolina fans discovered about their football team this spring.

13. Expect these newcomers to have an impact on SEC basketball.

14. What could have been.  Dirk Nowitzki considered Kentucky back in 1998.

Extra

15. Lost in a Louisiana swamp.

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