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SEC Headlines 12/31/2013

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1. Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo reportedly set to talk to Georgia Southern about its head coaching vacancy. Makes $575,000 a year at Georgia under a three-year contract. Mark Richt: “I’m not shocked that Mike’s getting some attention in that regard.”

2, Bobo on Jacksonville: “Our philosophy is Jacksonville is just an extension of Georgia.”

3, Is LSU coach Les Miles still a Big Ten man at heart? LSU A.D. Joe Alleva on Miles: “He has five years left on his contract, and I expect him to be our coach for a long time to come.”

4. Enjoy the Johnny Manziel to Mike Evans connection tonight.  Could be the last time you see them in Texas A&M uniforms. The Aggies Malcome Kennedy nearly two months ago: “It was fun playing with them.” Watch them tonight in person for under 10 bucks.

5, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin once interviewed at Tennessee for the wide receivers coaching position.  Job went to Pat Washington (now at Missouri) instead.

6. A win for Dan Mullen today would give the Mississippi State head coach the most bowl victories in school history.

7. One of the reasons why the SEC is going for its 8th straight title?  Avoiding major NCAA penalties.  ”This can’t be overstated enough.”

8. Who benefits most from the four-week layoff before BCS title game?  Kirk Herbstreit says it’s Florida State’s defense.

9. Herbstreit on Alabama-Oklahoma:  ”I think the game will be much, much closer than what a lot of people who I’m listening to or talking to think.”

10. Is Alabama junior safety HaHa Clinton-Dix NFL bound?  Says he’s yet to make up his mind.

11. Alabama’s struggles at the cornerback position this year are something new for defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.

12. South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward to Jadeveon Clowney: ”I told him, ‘You’ve gotta slow down.’ Life is precious.”

13. Why exactly is Wisconsin favored to beat South Carolina?

14. LSU and the Outback Bowl: “For a litany of reasons, some that still don’t make a ton of sense, the interest in this game has been lukewarm from the LSU fan base.”

15. Missouri’s L’Damian Washington has been bothered with a sore foot but expected to play in the Cotton Bowl.

16. With all starters coming back, the linebacking corps projects as a position of strength at Florida.

17. The future at Ole Miss: “The team’s top two rushers, top two receivers and 15 of its top 20 tacklers all have eligibility remaining…”

SEC Media

18. ESPN hires Tim Tebow as analyst for the SEC Network.

19. Richard Deitsch: “ESPN’s research department has pushed a singular mantra when it comes to college football: You can never have too much SEC. ”

Extras

20. University of Texas A.D. Steve Patterson says he hopes to have a replacement in place for Mack Brown by January 15. Cross Jimbo Fisher off the list?

21. Why Peyton Manning could lose his record for single season passing yardage.

22. Want to read the University of Kentucky’s entire contract with Nike?

23. What would you name a newborn in Alabama?  Krimson Tyde of course.

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SEC Headlines 2/18/2012

1. Former Tennessee assistant Pat Washington is reportedly headed to Kentucky to replace former Tennessee player Tee Martin.

2. What’s the fate of Florida tight end A.C. Leonard?  Ninth arrest in 14 months under Will Muschamp.

3. Mike Bianchi: “It will be absolutely shocking if Gators coach Will Muschamp doesn’t dismiss sophomore tight end A.C. Leonard from the team for the latest in the perpetual string of embarrassing UF arrests.”

4. Expect the AD search at Ole Miss to kick into high gear. School releases details on contracts of five assistant coaches.

5. Jon Solomon: “The NCAA’s multiyear scholarship rule, even if it’s more symbolic than substantive, is one whose time had come again.”

6. What a difference a year makes.  Mark Richt can now joke about the “hot seat.”

7. “Arkansas’ schedule sets up well for a 2012 run at the SEC West and national title.”

8. Razorbacks and Texas A&M likely won’t see Arlington, Texas again until 2014.

9. LSU at South Carolina.  Tigers need victories for a possible NIT bid and first road win in the SEC.

10. Ole Miss at Kentucky.  Third Thursday/Saturday doubleheader for the Rebels in the last four weeks. Two teams headed in completely opposite directions.

11. Tennessee at Alabama. Crimson Tide have two suspended and three banged up. The “Third Saturday in February.”  Skylar McBee a key weapon for the Vols.

12. Florida at Arkansas.  John Pelphrey returns to Razorback country and the freshman class that was supposed to save his job. Gators face an Arkansas team undefeated at home. Florida players Will Yeguete and Mike Rosario may return.

13. Guaranteed to be an upset?

14. Mississippi State at Auburn.  Can the Bulldogs hold a lead? 14 days ago, these two teams engaged in a shootout.

Extras

15. Inside the NCAA’s mock tournament selection committee process.

16. What’s the point of the NCAA bashing its critics?

17. Can Tim Tebow’s mechanics be corrected?

18. Spring football schedules for all BCS schools.

19.  Texas Supreme Court rejects Mike Leach’s appeal against Texas Tech. Also suing ESPN Inc.

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