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SEC Headlines 5/4/2013

headlines-saturday1. A second arrest made Friday in the Baton Rouge bar fight that involved LSU running back Jeremy Hill but formal charges could take a while.”It will be several weeks, probably longer.”

2. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier:  ”It took us a while, but the black athlete has made our conference the best in the country. There is no question about it.”

3. Six of the ten most popular college coaches on Twitter are in the SEC – Les Miles No. 1, Butch Jones No. 3, Mark Richt, No. 4, Bret Bielema No. 5, Hugh Freeze No. 8, and Dan Mullen No. 9.

4. Florida A.D. Jeremy Foley on talk of a nine-game SEC schedule.  ”From a selfish standpoint, we have to play Florida State every year, OK?So nine conference games and Florida State, that’s a tough challenge.”

5. Auburn returns four of five starters along its offensive line.  Center Reese Dismukes likes the approach from new coach Gus Malzahn: “This year, there’s no grey area.”

6. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on defending his honorary WWE belt:  “What time is the fight?”

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7. One key to the SEC Network? Watch the states of Florida and Texas – they makeup more than half the homes in the conference.

8. With the network announcement and Kyle Field expansion, a big week at Texas A&M.  Where would be the Aggies be if still in the Big 12?  “Well, we wouldn’t have had as big a week as we’ve had.”

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9. An earlier start to Midnight Madness. NCAA allowing practice to start two weeks earlier than previous years.

10. Florida will travel to Connecticut in December.  Huskies will make return trip dependent on O’Connell Center renovations.

11. Arkansas wants a practice facility to help with recruiting.


12. St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect (and former Texas A&M pitcher) Michael Wacha has a message for Johnny Manziel.

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