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SEC Headlines 3/25/2014

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1. South Carolina offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers suspended from the team indefinitely.  Redshirt freshman arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol by a minor.

2. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on quartback Dylan Thompson:  ”I think he’s by far our best player right now.”

3. Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace on left tackle Laremy Tunsil: “He makes you feel so comfortable back there.”

4. Florida’s offensive line has a new sign. #ThanksGrammarPolice.

5. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on the quarterback battle featuring Kenny Hill, Kyle Allen and Matt Joeckel: “It’s going really good. They’re all out there and they’re doing good.”

6. Even without Greg Robinson, Auburn’s offensive line should be very good. Tigers return four starters.

7. Former Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron will be a special guest at an upcoming Mississippi State coaches’ clinic.

8. Back from spring break, Tennessee returns to the practice field today.

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9. Florida coach Billy Donovan’s contract extension will keep him in Gainesville through the 2018-2019 season. Average salary will be $3.7 million over the next six years.

10. Florida is 3-0 in the NCAA Tournament against UCLA - all games have come since 2006.

11. What if the NCAA Tournament was reseeded based on the first week’s performance?  Kentucky would move up dramatically.

12. Many heralded freshmen played poorly over the weekend - but not the ones at Kentucky.

13. Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon: ”We’ve got one of the best teams in the nation [when] we just come out and play like it.”

14. Auburn freshman point guard Malcolm Canada made the mistake of missing a team meeting.  Coach Bruce Pearl:  ”He ran until he puked the first day he was back.” Pearl expects to add two more coaches to his staff soon.

15. Losing just one senior, Georgia coach Mark Fox looks forward to next season: “We have more guys back, and that should hopefully get us off to a better start.”

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16. $21.3 million surplus for the University of Alabama athletic department.

17. Bobby Knight on what the NBA has done to the college game:  ”It’s as though they’ve raped college basketball in my opinion.” Not the first time he’s used a rape analogy.

18. Former Kentucky walk-on and current Manhattan coach Steve Masiello expected to replace Stan Heath at USF.

19. “The SEC is still a better conference; but the Pac-12 might now be the most interesting conference in the country.”

20. The late George Steinbrenner liked everything about the “Seinfeld” Steinbrenner – except the voice of Larry David.

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Na’Ty Rodgers Chooses South Carolina

Offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers from McDonough High School in Pomfret, Md., has committed to South Carolina.

Rodgers made the decision after visiting South Carolina last weekend.

“I really liked what I saw there by myself so I decided to pull the trigger,” Rodgers told the Post and Courier. “It’s just a great place to be. The honesty of the coaching staff, the game day atmosphere, it’s a place where you look forward to going and playing.”

Rodgers, who was scheduled to visit Florida State this weekend but cancelled the visit, informed the Maryland coaching staff of his decision in person.

“Of course, they are not going to like it, but that’s recruiting,” Rodgers said.

South Carolina should be excited to land Rodgers, who’s ranked the nation’s No. 25 offensive tackle by ESPN RecruitingNation. The Gamecocks have 20 commitments for the class of 2013.

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SEC Recruiting Headlines 1/7/13

1. Add wide receiver Tony Stevens to the list of talented prospects headed to Texas A&M.

2. Same for linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni, who switched his commitment from Oklahoma.

3. Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche plans to take two visits: LSU and Ole Miss.

4. Safety Vonn Bell wants to give three schools an “equal and fair shot.”

5. Five-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams is preparing to take visits.

6. Offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers will wait to make his decision.

7. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has had success recruiting SEC prospects.

8. Junior athlete Todd Kelly Jr. has an early top 10.

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SEC Recruiting Headlines 11/14/12

1. Reuben Foster would be “sad” and “mad” if Gene Chizik is fired at Auburn.

2. Urban Meyer was spotted at the game Auburn of linebacker commit Trey Johnson last week.

3. Three basketball players are expected to sign with Missouri today.

4. The Harrison twins will hold off on signing with Kentucky, but only as a “precaution.”

5. Florida missed out on hoops center Joel Embiid, who’s headed to Kansas.

6. Juco defensive back Steven Nelson is no longer committed to Georgia.

7. David Kamara has joined Robert Nkemdiche by decommitting from Clemson.

8. South Carolina is still the leader for lineman Na’Ty Rodgers from Pomfret, Md.

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SEC Recruiting Headlines 9/11/12

1. Here’s a look at John Calipari’s plans with the start of the contact period.

2. Florida State’s coaches are making a strong run at running back Greg Bryant.

3. Offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers will visit South Carolina this weekend.

4. Defensive tackle Montravius Addams will visit Michigan State this weekend.

5. Robert Nkemdiche’s Grayson High School remains No. 1 in the ESPN Power Rankings.

6. Here’s an update on Auburn’s 2013 commitments.

7. Zach Abolverdi believes Laremy Tunsil won’t end up at Florida.

8. The injury to Ricky Seals-Jones isn’t as bad as once thought.

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