December 31st, 2010 12:50 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: Aaron Murray, Mississippi State, Outback Bowl, Sugar Bowl
Just a few headlines from around the conference today as we prepare to ring in the New Year.
May yours — and your favorite team’s — be happy, safe and blessed.
All the best!
1. Alabama’s coordinators are prepping for their own days as head coaches.
2. Bama’s quarterback situation is surprisingly murky heading into 2011.
3. Oregon’s blitzes remind one Auburn player of Mississippi State’s schemes.
4. The Ducks’ running backs get the edge over the Tigers’ linebackers.
5. Arkansas is knocking the rust off in preparation for next week’s Sugar Bowl.
6. UA and Ohio State spent a lot of money to reach a BCS game.
7. LSU’s Derek Helton will be tempted to try to punt a ball into the giant video board hanging in Cowboys Stadium.
8. Freshman Matt Derenbecker is showing off a sweet shooting touch for Trent Johnson’s team.
9. Mississippi State wants to stop giving up big plays on defense.
10. Michigan respects MSU’s offense.
11. Ole Miss blew out Alcorn State 100-62 last night…
12. And they landed a transfer from Memphis for the future, too.
13. Excitement is building in Gainesville as the Will Muschamp Era nears.
14. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin says he won’t entertain other offers unless he’s let go by Florida. (Meaning either that he’s lying or dozens of reports of him talking to Texas were completely false.)
15. Controlling the line of scrimmage will be key in the Outback Bowl.
16. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray could break several school records in the Liberty Bowl today.
17. UGA will be trying to avoid its first losing season in 14 years.
18. The Dawgs will also be playing for pride.
19. The intensity of today’s Kentucky-Louisville basketball game will be unmatched.
20. Here’s how the two teams match up.
21. The pressure on UK and U of L players — from their fans — is palpable.
22. South Carolina will be playing for just the second 10-win season in school history tonight…
23. But this writer says the Chick-fil-A Bowl means more to Florida State.
24. This head-to-head breakdown gives the edge to FSU.
25. Tennessee’s basketball team will likely get a tough challenge at home from College of Charleston tonight.
Sorry, no news on Vandy. What else is new?
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