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SEC Headlines 2/2/2014

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1. The modern fax machine turns 50 this year.  Why does it still dominate signing day?

2. What happens when 5-star recruits don’t play right away?  AJ McCarron: “It’s a little entitlement, and when they don’t play off the bat, they get a little ticked off and they don’t want to work.”

3. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is reportedly keeping some very close tabs on recruits.  LA Times: “Why was it OK for Cameron to be on the same plane with three players? He is allowed to visit recruits one day per week.”

4. Why Alabama and Auburn coaches spent Saturday at the same birthday party - even took to the dance floor.

5. Attention recruiters – know your high school programs.   ”I get a lot of recruiters that will walk into my office, sit down across the desk from me, look me in the eye and say, ‘Hey, Coach. What kind of year did you have?’ I want to literally throw them out of my office.”

6. Just like four years ago, Georgia has made wholesale changes to its defensive staff.  But this time, recruiting has fared better in the transition.

7. Expect a quieter signing day at Tennessee this year.

8. Why is it that not a single name has emerged in an assistant coaching search at Mississippi State?

Super Bowl Sunday

9. Tennessee has the most players of any school suiting up for tonight’s game.  Here are a few other fact and figures - including a school you probably never heard of.

10. How Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson fared in college against teams from South Carolina.

11. Impact of a Broncos victory on Manning’s career? “Cement his status as not only the greatest quarterback in league history but also the best football player ever.” Keeping track of the “Omaha” calls.

12. Could former Florida star Percy Harvin be the difference tonight?

13. There are 15 NFL cities colder than the Super Bowl today.

14. Both NFL Rookies of the Year come from the SEC.  Alabama’s Eddie Lacy named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. Missouri’s Sheldon Richardson named Defensive Rookie of the Year.

SEC Basketball

15. Status of suspended Arkansas players Michael Qualls and Alandise Harris? “Remains to be seen…”

16. LSU has a basketball team that’s generating some buzz in Baton Rouge.

17. Kentucky followed up a road loss at LSU with a road win at Missouri. Coach John Calipari:   “Are we this team (Saturday) or the other team (Tuesday).”

18. What about Missouri players other than Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson?  ”They were present but not accounted for in Missouri’s 84-79 loss.”


19. Don’t look, Auburn fans. Florida State celebrates national title.

20. Greg Easterbrook: “Nearly all the social impact of football occurs outside the NFL. It’s youth, high school, and college players society should worry about.”

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SEC Headlines – 2/6/12

It appears most folks took Super Bowl Sunday off as there’s just not much going on around the league today.  We’ll jump into a few headlines to kick off the day…

1.  There were seven ex-SEC winners in last night’s Super Bowl (and 12 ex-SEC losers).  Congrats to Eli Manning and the G-men.

2.  Alabama’s football program has an NFL feel that appeals to recruits.

2.  Auburn’s 2012 roster will offer talent, more youth.

4.  Ole Miss isn’t taking advantage of opportunities to build its NCAA tourney resume.

5.  The Rebels face Mississippi State on Thursday and they’d better be wary of hot-shooting Jalen Steele (who’s hitting 40% from three-point range).

6.  Florida’s Mike Rosario is making an impact outside of scoring.

7.  If Kentucky’s ever going to be tested, it’s going to be this week against Florida and then at Vanderbilt.

8.  Cuonzo Martin says Tennessee has “the necessary pieces” to be successful this year (despite a 3-5 SEC record).

UPDATE #1 — These aren’t happening, but someone decided to have a little fun by Nike-ing up the SEC’s football helmets.  If you like any of them, I’ll be you’re under the age of 30. 

UPDATE #2 — The SEC has named its Player of the Week (Kentucky’s Anthony Davis) and its Freshman of the Week (Florida’s Bradley Beal).

UPDATE #3 —’s Andy Katz ranks the SEC’s hoops teams from 1 through 12… and that would be Kentucky through Carolina.

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