SEC's lunch links
March, 18, 2014
By Sam Khan Jr. | ESPN.com
Three SEC teams begin spring practice on Tuesday, and there's a host of news and nuggets, including a bit of the off-the-field variety, in today's lunch links:
- Four Georgia players were arrested and charged with multiple counts of theft by deception on Monday. Safety Tray Matthews, defensive linemen Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach and receiver Uriah LeMay are alleged to have “double-dipped” stipend checks.
- The Bulldogs begin spring practice, and here are five things to know.
- Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't feel a mobile quarterback is ideal for the Crimson Tide's style and explains why here.
- Fans who follow Auburn know about coach Gus Malzahn's affinity for an up-tempo offense. He said he wants his unit to go even faster this fall.
- Missouri cornerback Aarion Penton and safety Shaun Rupert were among four Tigers student-athletes arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession on Saturday (the other two were basketball players). All four athletes have been suspended.
- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze addressed the status of suspended linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche after a video surfaced that allegedly showed Nkemdiche cursing at what appeared to be Mississippi State fans.
- Florida receiver Solomon Patton shined on a rainy pro day for the Gators.
- A host of notes from Auburn's first spring practice today.
- Mississippi State's full spring practice schedule. Of the 15 practices, 14 are open to the public. And there are holes to fill for the Bulldogs, including at running back and offensive line.
- Discussing the SEC's best defensive linemen.
- Ole Miss guard Aaron Morris talks about his progress from rehabilitating his ACL injury and how tough it was to miss last season.
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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
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
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