1. For those who care, here are the watch lists for the Rimington Trophy (with 10 SEC’ers making the preseason cut)…
2. And or the Lou Groza Award (with six SEC players listed)…
3. And the Ray Guy Award (with five SEC players listed).
ENOUGH… TOO MANY AWARDS… TOO MANY MEANINGLESS PRESEASON WATCH LISTS!
4. Kentucky versus Duke will serve as the climax for ESPN’s “Tip-Off Marathon” on November 13th.
5. The addition of Missouri and Texas A&M should help raise the SEC’s hoops profile.
6. Will Auburn’s defensive line be a strength in 2012?
7. Alabama’s D-line certainly has the potential to be a strength.
8. Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin will start hosting his own monthly radio show later this month.
9. This Gainesville writer ranks Florida’s all-time best coaches and 1-2-3 are Billy Donovan, Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer in that order.
10. Freshman defensive lineman Dante Fowler is happy to be enrolled and taking classes at UF.
11. Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo is one of the SEC’s six best players.
12. D-coordinator Todd Grantham is now UGA’s “associate head coach.”
13. This Lexington writer knows fans “will flock to Rupp” even though they deserve a better home schedule than they’ll be handed this season.
14. Here’s a game-by-game breakdown of UK’s non-conference basketball foes.
15. Multiple sources continue to say that baseball coach Ray Tanner is the most likely choice to land South Carolina’s AD gig… which would suit this writer just fine.
16. Tennessee will open fall camp on August 2nd, just 29 days before their season opener with NC State.