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SEC Headlines – 4/14/11 Part Two

1.  Tennessee’s defensive backs are thriving on spring competition.

2.  Defensive end Willie Bohannon has an attack-first mentality.

3.  This writer believes Cuonzo Martin is already putting more emphasis on character than Bruce Pearl did.

4.  Auburn linebacker Jawara White is still waiting for medical clearance to hit someone after having spinal cord surgery in September.

5.  Quarterback candidate Clint Moseley says he struggled during a redshirt year.

6.  New assistant Mike Pelton is ready to put his D-line to the test in Saturday’s spring game.

7.  No one’s giving up any inside dirt on the quarterback competition at Alabama.

8.  Folks with NFL ties like the program that Nick Saban’s running in Tuscaloosa.

9.  Some Arkansas practice notes can be found here.

10.  Linebacker Bret Harris is working to land a starting job.

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SEC Headlines – 3/24/11 Part Two

1.  Auburn will likely have just 73 scholarship players on its roster this fall.

2.  Gene Chizik was “under the weather” as his 52 current scholarship players began spring drills yesterday.

3.  New defensive line coach Mike Pelton has been looking foward to his return to his alma mater.

4.  Former Tennessee left tackle Aaron Douglas is at work trying to take over James Carpenter’s old spot at Alabama.

5.  Bama’s O-line hasn’t come together quickly this spring.

6.  Tailback Trent Richardson is ready to be a leader for the Tide.

7.  There’s more to new Arkansas coach Mike Anderson than just his ties to the Hogs’ history.

8.  LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards was seen on crutches an in a walking boot yesterday.

9.  Les Miles says tight end DeAngelo Peterson will get a look at receiver this spring.

10.  Ole Miss will have five juco transfers angling for playing time this spring.

11.  The Million Dollar Question: Can the Rebels be better in 2011?  (They better be for Houston Nutt’s sake.)

12.  MSU’s depleted linebacker corps should get a nice boost from Clemson transfer Brandon Maye.

13.  State gets back to practice today after a two-week break in spring drills.

14.  What happens when the trophies for the Egg Bowl and the Gator Bowl meet?

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Pelton Takes Rocker’s Old Job At Auburn

Looks like Auburn will replace one ex-Tiger on its coaching staff with another.  Last week, Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt announced that he was going to stay with the Cardinals and not take the defensive line coach’s position once held down by Tracy Rocker (who left AU for the NFL).  Now former Auburn lineman Mike Pelton will fill that slot.

According to The Opelika-Auburn News, Pelton “will be the Tigers’ next defensive line coach.” Pelton played at Auburn in the early-to-mid-90s.  He was on Gene Chizik’s staff at Iowa State.  The last two years he has been on the staff at Vanderbilt.  When the folks in Nashville cleaned house this offseason, Pelton landed at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Now he’ll be making a return to his alma mater.

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