February 26th, 2013 11:00 AM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, Chris Low, ESPN, Former Georgia, SEC
1. Florida is expecting another tough road test when it plays at Tennessee tonight.
2. Tennessee is hoping its “Make a Statement” motto will show up tonight against Florida.
3. Florida is still a top 5 team in ESPN’s power rankings despite last week’s loss at Missouri.
4. Auburn is desperate to win as it prepares for a rematch against rival Alabama.
5. Kentucky has plenty of young talent, but senior Julius Mays has been a valuable asset.
6. One of UK’s talented freshman, guard Archie Goodwin, is showing signs of maturity.
7. Mississippi State coach Rick Ray needs his players to keep buying in despite their continuing struggles.
8. Missouri is “probably in” the NCAA tournament right now, according to CBSSports.com.
9. Patience has helped LSU forward Johnny O’Bryant, who helped lead the Tigers past Alabama on Saturday.
10. Seth Emerson provides some basketball notes from around the SEC.
11. New Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman received a pay bump after Alabama came calling.
12. Tennessee tried to offer a $40,000 raise to running backs coach Jay Graham, who’s leaving for Florida State.
13. Graham was more than a running backs coach for Tennessee, writes John Adams.
14. The SEC is still chasing Alabama as spring practice begins, writes Chris Low.
15. What’s the top coaching job in the SEC? Not Alabama, according to Athlon Sports.
16. Here’s a spring preview for Georgia’s offense, which will open practice on Saturday.
17. South Carolina will be a national title contender this fall, writes Barrett Sallee.
18. No surprise: Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is the SEC’s top player, according to ESPN.
NFL Scouting Combine
19. Push through the pain or wait for Pro Day? Alabama and Auburn players have weighed that question.
20. Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is trying to be the best he can be as a pro.
21. Former Georgia linebacker Cornelius Washington was among the fastest players at his position.
22. Missouri’s Zaviar Gooden was the fastest linebacker, running a 4.47 40-yard dash on Monday.
23. Former Texas A&M running back Christine Michael has impressed at the Combine.
24. Why did Manti Te’o run a disappointing 40 time on Monday? Stress, according to Te’o.
25. Did QB Matt Barkley struggle last year at Southern California because of bad coaching?
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