April 19th, 2014 11:30 AM║ Posted By: Mike Mitchell ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, Blaine Gabbert, Coach Martin, Tre Mason
1. Here’s a wish list of 10 coaches that Missouri could pursue. It includes the name of a former Tennessee coach.
2. Wichita columnist on Gregg Marshall - ”the Mizzou job might be a fit.”
3. Did Frank Haith seek an extension at Mizzou before departing to Tulsa? A.D. Mike Alden: “I wouldn’t want to get into those personnel type of discussions…” Haith gets seven-year deal at reported $1.85 million average salary.
4. Where will Tennessee target? ”History tells us that UT basketball tends to aim for an up-and-comer from a program in a mid-major conference. ”
5. Bruce Pearl on Cuonzo Martin’s departure: “I’m grateful to Coach Martin as a former Tennessee head basketball coach, and a Vol for life.”
6. Signs point to a Blake Sims/Jacob Coker showdown at quarterback this fall at Alabama.
7. A big question heading into the spring game at Auburn - who will replace Heisman finalist Tre Mason at running back?
8. Challenge at Missouri - replacing all but four receiving touchdowns from a year ago.
9. Did Peyton Manning and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase’s visit to Alabama violate the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement? Nick Saban: “I never said we sat down together.”
10. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on why he didn’t allow quarterback Nick Marshall to work out with QB guru George Whitfield: ”We believe strongly in what we do and how we coach it.”
11. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops on defensive end Bud Dupree: “I don’t want to use the term that everybody uses, ‘freak,’ but athletically, he does things very easy.”
12. When it comes to turnover margin, LSU has been the best in the conference the last three years, Arkansas the worst.
13. Left guard at Georgia is one position still up in the air.
14. New NCAA rules allow for eight hours of required preparation for the coming season. Includes up to two hours of film study with coaches.
15. Mel Kiper projects LSU’s Zach Mettenberger as the fourth quarterback taken in the draft.
16. Is this year’s quarterback crop closer to Blaine Gabbert or Cam Newton?
17. Kentucky’s Marcus Lee returning along with Willie Cauley-Stein. With James Young going pro, there are still five Wildcats with decisions to announce.
18. Tennessee State’s M.J. Rhett is transferring to Ole Miss.
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