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SEC Headlines 7/3/2013

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1. If Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan gets suspended for boating under the influence, two walkons will be battling for the job.

2. Only seven teams attempted fewer field goals than Georgia did last season.

3. Georgia defensive junior lineman Toby Johnson underwent surgery Tuesday.  Full recovery expected in 10 days.

4. No one is talking at Vanderbilt, where four players were dismissed over the weekend.  But as David Climer writes, “It is a story that is not going away.”

5. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel named the SEC Male Athlete of the Year.

6. Top ten running backs in the SEC.  Is Georgia sophomore Todd Gurley the best?

7. Pat Dooley thinks Vanderbilt is the 23rd best team in the country.

8. Most important returning player for Ole Miss?  Quarterback Bo Wallace. “With a year of experience in Freeze’s fast-paced offense, Wallace should be among the top-rated signal-callers in the SEC.”

9. Most important returning player at Mississippi State? Quarterback Tyler Russell. “If he can maintain a healthy touchdown-to-interception ratio… the Bulldogs will go bowling for the fourth year in a row.”

10. With Ace Sanders gone to the NFL, South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington “will take on an even greater role in 2013.”

11. Is wide receiver the weakest position at Tennessee?

12. Is freshman quarterback Reese Phillips in the mix at quarterback for Kentucky?

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13. How about an NBA draft rule that would allow Phil Pressey,  BJ Young and Marshawn Powell to return to school because they weren’t drafted?

14. Former Florida Gator Kenny Boynton is playing summer league ball for the Los Angeles Lakers.

15. Brandon Lopez logged 98 minutes as a sophomore walk-on at Tennessee and will return as a junior in the same role.

16. Transfer overload at Missouri? First impressions of newcomers at Mizzou.

17. Sounds like Kentucky fans are enthusiastic about funding renovations at Rupp Arena.

Extras

18. Is former Georgia star David Pollack the greatest defensive lineman of the BCS era?

19. Robert Lester was a safety at Alabama and Cam Newton a quarterback at Auburn.  Now the two are teammates in Carolina.

20. Former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine dropping his $11 million defamation lawsuit against ESPN.

21. She was arrested for rushing the field but she’ll always have her selfie.

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Ole Miss Shuts Out Tulane, Florida Blanks Kentucky, Alabama Continues To Roll

Ole Miss 39 – Tulane 0

1. Rebels end non-conference play 3-1, first shutout since 2008.

2. Quarterback Bo Wallace left the game with a shoulder injury.

3. Backup QB Barry Brunetti rushes for a game-high 67 yards, Rebels rush for 304 on the day.

Florida 38 – Kentucky 0

4. Florida defense with three first-half interceptions.

5. For the second straight year, Gators start the year 4-0 under Will Muschamp.

6. Bruised shoulder forces starting Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith to sit this one out.  Joker Phillips: ”Max wanted to go and was willing to take a shot, but I was not willing to do that to him, to our football team.”

7. Backup QB Morgan Newton just 7-of-21 for 48 yards.

Alabama 40 – Florida Atlantic 7

8. Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson: “We had a great week of practice and had the right intensity, the right mindset. We carried that into the game.”

9. Crimson Tide used 69 players in the victory.

10. Alabama kicks field goals on four drives. “Considering the opponent, that was a concern.”

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