April 15th, 2014 12:30 PM║ Posted By: Mike Mitchell ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Georgia Pro Day, LSU, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
1. Tennessee assistant coaches getting a one-year contract extension. Rivals national recruiter of the year Tommy Thigpen getting a $25,000 raise.
2. South Carolina running back Mike Davis has a message for SEC defenses: “I’m going to run angry next season, and everybody’s going to know about it.”
3. Florida safety Marcell Harris made a game-high nine tackles at Saturday’s spring game. “I feel like I made a lot of plays.”
4. Academics forced Kentucky players J.D. Harmon and Rashad Cunningham to the sidelines last season: “It was a huge wake-up call for me.”
5. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel on linebacker Michael Scherer: “Wow, this guy’s going to be a heck of a player.”
6. Five players who could make an impact at Texas A&M this fall. List is topped by quarterback Kyle Allen.
7. Ten players at Georgia who will leave spring practice in better shape than when they began.
8. Alabama coach Nick Saban on his defensive line: ”They’re improving but we’re still not striking up front…”
9. Want to pick a magazine cover, LSU fans? Here’s your chance.
10. Auburn receiver Sammie Coates on backup quarterback Jonathan Wallace: ”He’s one of the best leaders on the team,”
11. Jeremy Hill, Zach Mettenberger and AJ McCarron – potential first-round surprises?
12. Quarterback Aaron Murray throwing at Georgia’s Pro Day. Projected as a likely third or fourth-round pick.
13. Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein will return for his junior year. “I want to come back and have a chance to win a national championship…”
14. Kentucky coach John Calipari: “Make the media buy their tickets!”
15. ESPN’s Chad Ford breaks down Kentucky’s pro prospects – had Cauley-Stein rated as a certain first-round pick.
16. Cornell guard Nolan Cressler transferring to Vanderbilt. Led Cornell in scoring last season. Tracking all 2014 transfers.
17. Optimism at South Carolina. Coach Frank MartinL “I get a completely different vibe right now in the community when I’m around than I have at any time in my two years here. Completely different vibe.”
18. Georgia coach Mark Fox on the impact a contract extension has on recruiting. ”Every recruit’s parents, they want to send their child to a secure situation. Once you can establish that, it does make it easier (to recruit).”
19. Ole Miss resuming a series with Memphis in 2015.
20. 40 bowl games in 2015 means 61 percent of the FBS will be in the postseason.
21. With a gunshot wound to the stomach, former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones defies the odds.
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