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SEC Headlines 4/18/2018

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1. Running back Marlin Lane can return to Tennessee but coach Butch Jones says “criteria” needs to be met to be reinstated.

2. Tennessee’s record for spring game attendance is almost 74,000.  If the Vols don’t break it on Saturday, safety Byron Moore says he’s leaving Twitter forever. The Tennessee “drone” in action.

3. Why is ESPN so eager to discredit Auburn when Oregon is the one that’s admitted to “major infractions”?

4. Gus Malzahn on defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson: ”His standards are very high. Just for the basic foundations, techniques, he’s as good as it gets.”

5. About 28,000 tickets sold for Auburn’s spring game on Saturday.

6. When Ole Miss takes the field for the opener against Vanderbilt, what will the depth chart look like? 

7. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s three-year, $3.4 million deal with LSU officially approved by the school’s System Board of Supervisor. How Larry Bird helped shape Cameron’s philosophy.

8. Student body invited to attend LSU’s practice this afternoon.

9. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says his team needs vocal leadership: “So if you don’t want to lead (vocally), it doesn’t matter if you don’t want to lead vocally – guess what, we need you to lead, and this is how you do it.”

10. Renovations underway at Mizzou’s Faurot Field.

11. Progress report on Florida’s quarterbacks – Jeff Driskel the star, Tyler Murphy the surprise.

12. Florida coach Will Muschamp on Ronald Powell, recovering from two ACL injuries.  “I saw a guy who handled hardship much better than I would have.”

13. Don’t expect Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley to do much hitting in Saturday’s spring game – still recovering from surgical procedure on his right shoulder. Injuries in the linebacking corps giving Tana Patrick an opportunity.

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14. Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore’s bid to recover from a devastating knee injury.  ”This is going to be a great story. I promise you that.”

15. Former Tennessee wide Cordarrelle Patterson on ESPN’s Sport Science program.

16. Former Texas A&M and current Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is looking forward to Luke Joeckel possibly being taken No.. 1 overall by  the Kansas City Chiefs.  Why?  “Because then I would get to whip his ass twice a year.”

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17. Missouri guard Negus Webster-Chan is transferring to Hawaii while the Tigers pick up 6 feet 11 JUCU center Keanau Post

18. Arkansas grants Hunter Mickelson’s scholarship release request – sophomore foward will transfer at the end of the semester. Why he left.

19. Familiar name coming to South Carolina – Reggie Theus, Jr, son of the former NBA player –  signs with the Gamecocks.

20. Kentucky assistant coach Rod Strickland is reportedly headed back to his alma mater, DePaul.

Extras

21. Video footage of the great Jackie Robinson - as a college football player.

22. Was Michael Jordan the victim of food poisoning during the 1997 NBA Finals?

23. Never to early to start making excuses.  The least wedding-friendly Saturdays this fall.

24. For the first time ever, the ACC will hold a championship event in the state of Pennsylvania.

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SEC Players On The Move 4/11/2017

Moving-Van1. Nebraska sophomore running back Braylon Heard is transferring to Kentucky.  He’ll sit out the 2013 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.  Heard attended the same Ohio high school as new Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.

2. Alabama’s 2012 national championship team will be honored by President Obama at a White House ceremony on Monday.The Crimson Tide had originally been scheduled to visit in March, but bad weather forced a cancellation of those plans.

3. The latest mock NFL draft from ESPN’s Todd McShay has 11 SEC players going in the first round.  Both McShay and Mel Kiper project Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel as the first overall pick.

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Wow Headlines 2/22/2012

SEC Saturday Basketball
Alabama at LSU…Vanderbilt at Mississippi State…South Carolina at Georgia…
Tennessee at Texas A&M…Auburn at Ole Miss…Arkansas at Florida
ESPN Gameday on hand for Missouri-Kentucky Saturday night at Rupp Arena
$425 million renovation of Texas A&M’s Kyle Field will begin in November…stadium capacity could eclipse Neyland Stadium
Auburn not raising ticket prices for season-ticket holders…Missouri not raising prices for vast majority of season-ticket holders
Former Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel who could be first overall selection of NFL draft: “SEC defensive lines are the best in the country”
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SEC Players (And One Ex-Coach) On The Move

Moving-Van1. Florida Offensive Lineman Jessamen Dunker.  He’s in jail after being arrested today.  He’s accused of riding a stolen scooter and driving on a suspended license. The freshman did  not see action this past season.

2. Georgia Running Back Ken Malcome.  The redshirt sophomore running back has decided to transfer.  He started the opener against Buffalo but saw his playing time cut drastically by freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.  Those two are now the only two scholarship tailbacks on the Georgia roster.

3. Georgia Offensive Lineman Chris Burnette. The senior-to-be will likely miss spring practice after having shoulder surgery today. Burnette is a two-year starter at right guard for Georgia.

4. NFL Bound SEC Players. A mock draft has 16 SEC players going in the first round of the NFL draft in April.  The most the SEC has ever had in the first round was 11 back in 2007. The projected 16 include six of the top 10 – with Texas A&M offensive lineman Luke Joeckel projected at No. 1 overall, followed by Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones.

5. Former Arkansas Coach John L. Smith.  Smith has reportedly accepted the head coaching job at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Fort Lewis went 0-10 last season.

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Joeckel Leaves A&M, Declares for NFL Draft

mrsec-breaking-newsOne of the best “big uglies” to block for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is taking his talents to the National Football League.  Today, Aggie junior left tackle Luke Joeckel announced that he will be leaving school early.

Joeckel is expected to be a very high draft pick, possibly the first overall.  Texas A&M’s other starting tackle, Jake Matthews, is still making up his mind regarding an early leap to the NFL.

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