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SEC Headlines – 4/29/11

1.  Alabama long-snapper Carson Tinker suffered a concussion and a fractured wrist in Wednesday’s Tuscaloosa tornado.

UPDATE — Tinker’s girlfriend was killed in the storm.

UPDATE – This writer says Tuscaloosa will recover… but it won’t be easy.

2.  Marcell Dareus was the first of a school-record four first-round picks from Alabama in last night’s NFL draft.

3.  As the #1 pick in the draft, Cam Newton wins again.

4.  Ex-Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is still waiting to hear his name called.

5.  Hog hoops coach Mike Anderson is working through a hectic month.

6.  Patrick Peterson was glad he could celebrate his first-round selection with Les Miles.

7.  Derek Sherrod admits there were some tense moments before the Packers called his name last night.

8.  Ole Miss defensive tackle Jerrell Powe may have to wait a while loner to hear his name called.

9.  A former UM sports media assistant is suing Ole Miss, claiming that he was fired for a non-sexual relationship with a female basketball player of another race. 

10.  Mike Pouncey told his brother he’d be picked earlier than he was… and he was.

11.  This writer says Will Muschamp is already a better disciplinarian than Urban Meyer.

12.  This AJC blogger is glad Mark Richt is losing his patience.

13.  New scoreboards at Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium will be paid for with private funds.

14.  This writer gives North Carolina the edge over Kentucky in hoops next year.

15.  Everyone this South Carolina beatwriter has spoken to expects Stephen Garcia to be reinstated to the team in June.

16.  Former Tennessee receiver Denarius Moore is still hoping to hear his name called in the NFL draft.

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SEC Headlines 4/24/2011

1. Kentucky spring football game – QB Morgan Newton stands out.

2. Coach Joker Phillips really likes his football team.

3. Position-by-position breakdown of the 2011 Kentucky team.

4. Departing star Randall Cobb looks forward to an NFL future.

5. LSU’s Patrick Peterson has the talent to be the first player taken in this weeks’ NFL draft.

6. Petersons’ strengths and weaknesses.

7. Marcell Dareus meets Sports Science.

8. Plenty of love for Mark Ingram and A.J. Green in the upcoming NFL draft.

9. Georgia lineman Clint Boling projects as a potential second or third round pick this week.

10. Thoughts on dueling quarterback competitions at both Alabama and Auburn.

11. “I’m just not sure, with all that talent out the door at Auburn, that the starting quarterback is going to make that big of a difference this fall.”

12. Jim Kleinpeter breaks down the QB competitions at seven different SEC schools.

13. How does Tennessee football compare to a year ago?  “Light years ahead,” says coach Derek Dooley.

14. Florida’s Janoris Jenkins cited for marijuana possession – again. How will coach Muschamp respond?

15. A countdown to the NFL draft with a series on the best Florida player taken in each round of the draft.

16. Expect at least 15 players from the Sunshine State to get drafted.

17. Shuffling the Ole Miss football schedule.

18. Dan Mullen likes the idea of co-coordinators.

19. Bob Knight’s fascination with Kentucky basketball.

Extras

20.  How Big 10 football lost its way – NFL draft stats tell the story.

21. Potential trades at the NFL draft involve SEC talent.

22. 1981 – the year that everything changed.

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Ingram, Dareus And Jones Leave Bama For The NFL

Alabama’s football team will once again have to rely on an above-average number of youngsters in 2011.  Not only has the Tide lost a highly successful senior class, but three underclassmen officially announced their decisions to turn pro today.

Mark Ingram, Marcell Dareus and Julio Jones all announced at a UA press conference that they are NFL bound.

More underclassmen like Mark Barron, Marquis Maze and Courtney Upshaw could still decide to bolt as well.

Welcome to the downside of college sports… watching star players leave early.

UPDATE — Linebacker Dont’a Hightower announced today that he will be returning to Tuscaloosa next season.  That’s a good “keep” for Nick Saban and crew.

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Petrino Tired of ‘Dirty’ Plays

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Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Monday defensive tackle Byran Jones was injured on a “dirty, bad play” in the Razorbacks’ win over Vanderbilt Saturday.

Jones, a freshman, went down on the Commodores’ first offensive possession and didn’t return with an ankle injury. His status for this weekend’s game against South Carolina is uncertain.

“It was a bad-looking play,” Petrino said. “It’s a shame, because the guy blocked him and Byran took off running and the guy clipped him from behind on his ankle. Terrible way to get hurt because it was a dirty, bad play, and it’s unfortunate. His ankle did swell a lot.

“Byran is very tough and has shown that he’s a quick healer. So we’ll have to wait and see.”

Petrino said Jones is just the latest player to get injured on a dirty play. He said Ryan Mallett’s concussion at Auburn and Joe Adams’ ankle injury against Ole Miss were the results of horse-collar penalties that weren’t called.

“It’s a bad deal,” Petrino said. “I’m a little upset, the fact that we’ve had three injuries now.”

Of course Arkansas has received some criticism of its own from opponents this season for so-called “dirty play.” Offensive lineman Wade Grayson became a household name in Alabama after this low block on Crimson Tide defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was posted on YouTube earlier this year. Dareus left that game with an ankle injury and didn’t return.

The Razorbacks were also flagged twice Saturday for chop blocks against Vanderbilt.

For more visit WholeHogSports.com. You can follow Matt Jones on Twitter @NWAMatt.

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Petrino Tired of ‘Dirty’ Plays

Arkansas
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Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Monday defensive tackle Byran Jones was injured on a “dirty, bad play” in the Razorbacks’ win over Vanderbilt Saturday.

Jones, a freshman, went down on the Commodores’ first offensive possession and didn’t return with an ankle injury. His status for this weekend’s game against South Carolina is uncertain.

“It was a bad-looking play,” Petrino said. “It’s a shame, because the guy blocked him and Byran took off running and the guy clipped him from behind on his ankle. Terrible way to get hurt because it was a dirty, bad play, and it’s unfortunate. His ankle did swell a lot.

“Byran is very tough and has shown that he’s a quick healer. So we’ll have to wait and see.”

Petrino said Jones is just the latest player to get injured on a dirty play. He said Ryan Mallett’s concussion at Auburn and Joe Adams’ ankle injury against Ole Miss were the results of horse-collar penalties that weren’t called.

“It’s a bad deal,” Petrino said. “I’m a little upset, the fact that we’ve had three injuries now.”

Of course Arkansas has received some criticism of its own from opponents this season for so-called “dirty play.” Offensive lineman Wade Grayson became a household name in Alabama after this low block on Crimson Tide defensive lineman Marcell Dareus was posted on YouTube earlier this year. Dareus left that game with an ankle injury and didn’t return.

The Razorbacks were also flagged twice Saturday for chop blocks against Vanderbilt.

For more visit WholeHogSports.com. You can follow Matt Jones on Twitter @NWAMatt.

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