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SEC Headlines – 10/11/11 Part Two

1.  It’s clearly a transition year in Gainesville.

2.  Jacoby Brissett will likely start at quarterback for Florida on Saturday.

3.  Here’s a midseason breakdown of the Georgia Bulldogs.

4.  Linebacker Alec Ogletree “looks like he’s ready to play.”

5.  Kentucky freshman running back Josh Clemson is now out for the season with a knee injury.  And things continue to go from bad to worse in Lexington.

6.  How bad is it in the Bluegrass State?  Here’s the title of a column appearing in the Lexington Herald-Leader today: “Joker Phillips has given too much to get fired.”

7.  Mark Bradley of The AJC has seen Steve Spurrier’s anti-media act before.

8.  It looks like South Carolina’s Melvin Ingram will ready to rush the passer Saturday at Mississippi State.

9.  Derek Dooley says he won’t go “in the tank” because his team has been hit with key injuries and departures.

10.  Freshman quarterback Justin Worley is just one play away from losing his redshirt.

11.  The quarterback job is now up for grabs at Vanderbilt.

12.  Larry Smith has been dealing with injuries all year, but backup signal-caller Jordan Rodgers has failed to take advantage.

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‘AAU Insider’ Says Poythress Will Attend Kentucky

At least one person believes highly-touted basketball prospect Alex Poythress will attend Kentucky.

The forward from Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn., is considering Kentucky, Florida, Vanderbilt and Memphis.

And Keith Easterwood, who John Clay of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes is a “noted AAU insider,” believes Poythress will choose the Wildcats. That’s what Easterwood told Gary Parrish on his radio show in Memphis.

He’s going to Kentucky,” Easterwood told Parrish.

Poythress would be a big get for Kentucky. Rivals.com ranks him the nation’s eighth-best power forward and No. 19 prospect overall for the class of 2012.

He’s expected to attend Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness on Oct. 14, according to the Herald-Leader.

“Kentucky is a good school,” Poythress told FiveStarBasketball.com this week. “Coach Cal (John Calipari) is a good coach. He’s a pretty good guy. He knows what he’s talking about. He’s been around basketball a long time.”

Kentucky has one commitment for 2012 – guard Archie Goodwin, who’s a five-star prospect from Little Rock, Ark.

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