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SEC Headlines 7/9/2013

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1. LSU could be losing its best every-down option in running back Jeremy Hill, writes Matthew Harris.

2. Media member Paul Finebaum believes Alabama will beat Texas A&M “easily” when they play on Sept. 14.

3. Auburn will play Florida Atlantic on Oct. 26. The game should provide a nice break for the Tigers during SEC play.

4. Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is a “longshot” to win the Paul Hornung Award, writes Chip Towers.

5. Edward Aschoff ranks the top 10 defensive ends in the SEC. He ranked the top 10 defensive tackles, too.

6. Former Alabama center Carson Tinker is writing a book about the emotional 2011 season.

7. Linebacker Keith Lewis is the No. 30 most important player for Ole Miss this season.

8. USA Today ranks all the Maxwell Award watch list members. The top three are from the SEC.

9. Stewart Mandel ranks Nick Saban the No. 1 coach in the country. What other SEC coaches made the list?

10. Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is the X-factor for Missouri entering his sophomore season.

11. Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy is the SEC’s 18th best player, writes Pat Dooley.

12. Here’s a long story on Florida running back Kelvin Taylor, whose father starred with the Gators and in the NFL.

13. Georgia-Clemson is the top game for the opening weekend, writes Mark Schlabach. He lists the best game each weekend.

14. “Participation couldn’t be better” at Georgia’s voluntary workout sessions.

15. Does Andy Murray’s win at Wimbledon give hope to Kentucky football?

16. Tennessee offensive tackles Ja’Wuan James and Tiny Richardson and defensive end Jacques Smith will attend SEC media days.

17. No surprise: The top four states tweeting about offseason college football are located in the SEC.

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18.  A member of Bruce Pearl’s staff at Tennessee is back in the NCAA. Steve Forbes will join the Wichita State staff.

19. What about a 24-second shot clock in college basketball? Andy Glockner discusses.

20. Fox Sports will add Clay Travis to its college football coverage this fall, according to The Big Lead.

21. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he and the organization were “duped” by Aaron Hernandez.

22. An Ohio man requested Cleveland Browns members to be his pallbearers so the Browns can “let him down one more time.”

23. The New York Giants have agreed to a six-year deal with wide receiver Victor Cruz.

24. The Wall Street Journal looks at attorneys and how they’re able to help college athletes.

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SEC Headlines – 7/9/12

1.  Interesting summer fluff: Which SEC schools would have the most wins if the wins of their winningest coach were removed from their football wins total?  Follow?

2.  There are plenty of SEC’ers on the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award watch lists.  (And if I didn’t think there were too many awards and that those awards’ preseason “watch lists” were even less meaningful than the awards themselves… I’d care.)

3. With a playoff on the way, what’ll happen to the USA Today Coaches’ Poll?

4.  This writer says to see the SEC’s brightest stars you’ll need to keep an eye on the trenches.

5.  The preseason hype is high for LSU.  As usual.

6.  In case you missed it, Texas A&M will be getting new uniforms this fall, too.  (Don’t toss too much tradition, please.)

7.  A&M and Missouri are hitting the ground running in the SEC.

8.  Here’s a look at how Steve Spurrier turned around South Carolina.

9.  Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is among the SEC’s 10 best players.

10.  AthlonSports.com ranks the SEC’s offensive lines from best to worst (or from Bama to Ole Miss, if you prefer).

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Newton, Fairley Named Finalists For Maxwell, Bednarik Awards

Auburn junior quarterback Cam Newton and junior defensive tackle Nick Fairley were named as finalists for two more major college football awards on Monday. Newton was named as one of three finalists for the Maxwell Award, which is presented to the nation’s best all-around player, while Fairley was announced as one of three finalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive player.
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Newton, Fairley Named Semifinalists For Prestigious Awards

Cam Newton has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award and Nick Fairley is one of 16 candidates for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
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