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SEC Headlines 10/3/2013

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1. Why was Steve Spurrier’s TV show pulled?  He felt he was “too negative” toward some coaches and the team’s performance. “I’m going to be more positive.” Some background on a story that generated some buzz.

2. Will Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell start against LSU?  Dan Mullen: “That’s the plan. ”

3. LSU coach Les Miles says he needs more cowbell.

4. Gus Malzahn vs. Hugh Freeze -  ”believed to be the first game between two successful longtime high school coaches in a BCS conference.”

5. Will Auburn freshman quarterback Jeremy Johnson redshirt this year?

6. Southern Miss transfer Anthony Alford is imitating Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall in practice this week for Ole Miss.

7. Opponents converting just 17.8 of the time on third down against Florida’s defense.

8. We know Florida’s defense is good but their offense is struggling – ranks ahead of only Kentucky in scoring points.

9. Florida coach Will Muschamp is impressed with Arkansas running back Alex Collins: “He’s a heck of a football player.”

10. Collins one of many Arkansas players with Florida ties.

11. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was suspended for the Vanderbilt game last year - but he’s ready for this year’s game: Has emerged as Tigers top target.

12. Playing Georgia this week, Tennessee assistant coaches John Jancek and Willie Martinez downplay their connections to the Bulldogs program.

13. This one seems to come up just about every year.  What would happen if Alabama played an NFL team?

14. Will weather play a role in the Ole Miss-Auburn game? Tropical storm Karen expected to make landfall in Alabama.

Practice/Injury Reports

15. Tennessee running back Marlin Lane “50-50″ for the Georgia game.

16. Georgia safety Tray Matthews didn’t practice Wednesday (hamstring).  Running back Todd Gurley still sidelined (ankle). Wide receiver Michael Bennett’s knee was bothering him.

17. One Kentucky quarterback is getting the majority of reps in practice, but coach Mark Stoops isn’t saying who it is.

18, Auburn cornerback Chris Davis not listed on the depth chart but could play Saturday.

19. “60 Minutes” crew at the Alabama practice. Crimson Tide change some player uniform numbers in order to prevent having two players with the same number on the field at the same time.

SEC Basketball

20. Anticipation running high at Kentucky -record number of campers for Big Blue Madness.

21. Kentucky forward  Alex Poythress: “The sky is the limit for this team, so why not aim at 40-0?”

22. Rutgers transfer Eli Carter will be sidelined for the start of practice at Florida.

23. Until Bud Walton Arena is repaired from flood damage, Arkansas will workout in the PE building.

24. Missouri coach Frank Haith likes his backcourt.

NCAA News

25. NCAA data obtained by ESPN.com shows SEC generates more of its total athletic department revenue from football than any other conference.

26. Would SEC Commissioner Mike Slive support the “Olympic” model - where athletes can receive money off their own name?

27. By moving to the Big Ten, Rutgers expects an additional $200 million over 12 years.

28. Who’s going to serve on the selection committee for the College Football Playoff?  Reportedly West Virginia A.D. Oliver Luck will.

29. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops loves to talk about the SEC. Steve Spurrier asked about it.

30. Ed Orgeron’s opportunity at USC.

Media

31. Did Texas coach Mack Brown get a sideline reporter for the Longhorns radio network fired?

32. Rick Pitino’s brief appearance on Boston radio.

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SEC Headlines – 9/23/11 Part Two

1.  Defensive back Chris Davis has been one of the few bright spots on Auburn’s D.

2.  FAU’s horrible offense is just what the doctor ordered for Ted Roof’s struggling defense.

3.  Receiver Darius Hanks is helping Alabama more with his blocks than his catches.

4.  Surprisingly, Bama has registered more long-distance scoring plays than Arkansas’ high-flying offense the past few years.

5.  Is Nick Saban in Bobby Petrino’s head?

6.  The Hogs will have to slow down the Tide’s running game tomorrow.

7.  Last year’s 24-20 loss should remind the Razorbacks to “finish” if they get the chance.

8.  LSU placekicker Drew Alleman is playing with a sprained MCL in his kicking leg.

9.  The Tigers haven’t faced an air-it-out offense like West Virginia’s this season.

10.  Tomorrow, Ole Miss will face a Georgia quarterback who’s once again making good decisions with the football.

11.  Rebel linebacker Mike Marry is playing through the pain of a foot injury.

12.  Despite recent on-field losses, a drive to raise $150 million for UM athletics netted $20 million in its first six weeks.

13.  Seventeen-year-old Louisiana Tech quarterback Nick Isham could cause problems for Mississippi State’s defense.  (Yes, 17.)

14.  Former quarterback Cam Lawrence is fitting in at linebacker for the Bulldogs.

15.  MSU linebacker Chris Hughes has been having some trouble with the law in recent months.

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