1. Alabama right guard Anthony Steen is trying to develop into a leader for the Crimson Tide.
2. Alabama returned to practice Monday following spring break. It wasn’t a great practice.
3. Andrew Gribble and Don Kausler discuss Alabama’s return to practice following spring break.
4. Auburn’s LaDarius Owens is feeling more comfortable now that he’s playing linebacker again.
5. Justin Garrett is more comfortable, too. He’s playing the “Star” position for Auburn.
6. Those comments about Nick Saban? Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says they were only a joke.
7. Columnist Kevin Scarbinsky reminds Bielema he’s not in the Big Ten anymore.
8. Florida has plenty of competition at running back as the Gators try to replace Mike Gillislee.
9. Florida’s basketball team is losing key contributors but returning guard Scottie Wilbekin believes the Gators will be deep.
10. One key player in that depth could be center Patric Young, who hasn’t decided if he will return for his senior year.
11. The return of linebacker D.T. Shackelford has provided a big boost for the Ole Miss defense.
12. Here some notes following Ole Miss’ Monday night practice.
13. Mississippi State finalized its 2014 non-conference schedule by adding Tennessee-Martin.
14. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will throw out the first pitch at Sunday’s Texas Rangers game.
15. Chris Conley’s presence should help Georgia replace some departing wide receivers.
16. Center Willie Cauley-Stein will return to Kentucky. ESPN’s Chad Ford believes forward Alex Poythress should return, too.
17. Tennessee’s maturity will be tested as it returns to football practice following spring practice.
18. The Pac-12′s head of officials has been investigated for comments he made about Arizona coach Sean Miller.
19. That head of official, Ed Rush, must be fired, writes Gary Parrish.
20. Southern California has hired coach Andy Enfield away from Florida Gulf Coast.
21. Former Georgia, Kentucky and Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has been hired at Texas Tech.