- David Ching, ESPN Staff Writer
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We'll get a small dose of football starting this weekend in the form of the NFL draft combine – a huge group of SEC players will be in attendance – but otherwise we're waiting for spring practices to begin over the next couple of weeks.
Here's some of what is going on around the league while we wait.
Another surge of early enrollees has bolstered Alabama's spring roster.
The Shreveport Times' Glenn Guilbeau writes that Les Miles will likely hire a familiar name as LSU's next special teams coach.
Six years ago, Mississippi State coaches Dan Mullen and John Cohen began a bond that still continues.
Over the weekend, Georgia confirmed that Mark Richt's son, Jon, will join the team as a volunteer quality control coach. Jon played quarterback briefly at Clemson and for the rest of his college career at Mars Hill.
The Kansas City Star's Tod Palmer writes that Missouri's two running back signees, Trevon Walters and Ish Witter, will be big pickups for the Tigers.
The Tupelo Daily Journal's Parrish Alford writes that “hiding behind the sanctity of safety is an insult to the discussion” about creating rules to slow down uptempo offenses next season.
If Gene Stallings coached a gay player at Alabama in the early 1990s – as his former player, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, recently claimed – Stallings said he didn't know about their sexual orientation.
The Columbia Daily Tribune's David Morrison explores the buzz Missouri's Michael Sam generated in coming out as gay and the timing behind Sam's announcement.
Former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is using a crash course to prepare for the NFL draft combine.
Avery Williamson has taken on the role of mentor after finishing his college career at Kentucky.
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