SEC lunchtime links
January, 22, 2014
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
Time for a quick tour around the SEC.
- It was classic Nick Saban: express both disappointment and support, while not expressly saying the player's name. Such was the case when Alabama's head coach was asked about his former safety, Vinnie Sunseri, and his decision to turn pro early.
- I had no idea what Barrett Trotter was up to these days, did you? Well, the former Auburn quarterback appears to be enjoying the life of an NFL scout.
- It should come as no surprise that when coaches leave, they don't just take a stack of boxes with them. Like former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, they try to steal a few recruits along the way, too.
- With 14 players already on campus and another 20 already committed, the tough work appears to be over for Butch Jones and the rest of the Tennessee coaching staff. But there are other things to look out for, including the courtship of blue-chip prospect Adoree' Jackson.
- Don't think for a second that Mark Stoops isn't looking at having three former Kentucky football players in the Super Bowl and licking his chops. Recruiting sales pitches don't get any more gift-wrapped.
- It's officially official: Jeff Grimes will coach the offensive line at LSU. "He helped Auburn win a national title in 2010," Les Miles was quick to point out.
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0:44 3rd Qtr Illinois 15 Louisiana Tech 21 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State