SEC lunchtime links
May, 6, 2014
By David Ching | ESPN.com
Lots more NFL draft talk and a bit from spring practice as we take a spin around the SEC with today's lunchtime links.
- Kentucky announced Tuesday that it has extended Coach Mark Stoops' contract through the 2018 season.
- Jadeveon Clowney might become the top overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday. His path to the draft stands in stark contrast to the days when fellow South Carolina great George Rogers was the top pick in 1981.
- Multiple reports emerged on Monday night saying that LSU's Zach Mettenberger and Anthony Johnson were among the players whose drug tests were flagged at the NFL combine.
- Among the subjects hit by Chip Towers of the AJC in his Tuesday morning notes column were the NFL prospects of former Georgia quarterbacks Mettenberger and Aaron Murray, the impending punishments for four UGA players who were arrested this spring and the opening of the trial of former Georgia coach Jim Donnan over his involvement in an alleged Ponzi scheme.
- Jacob Coker has graduated from Florida State and arrived in Tuscaloosa to join the competition to become Alabama's next starting quarterback.
- Mike Evans has the chance to become the best former Texas A&M receiver to ever play in the NFL.
- The Gainesville Sun's Robbie Andreu grades Florida's performance during spring practice.
- The Tennesseean's Jeff Lockridge ranks the SEC programs' spring performances from worst to best.
- Athlon ranks this season's schedules in the SEC West in terms of difficulty.
- The Kansas City Star's Blair Kerkhoff writes that with no college football authority, the SEC looked out for itself with its conference scheduling decision.
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Final UCF 10 20 Missouri 38 Final Massachusetts 31 Vanderbilt 34 Final Arkansas 49 Texas Tech 28 Final 6 Georgia 35 24 South Carolina 38 Final Louisiana-Lafayette 15 14 Ole Miss 56 Final Mississippi State 35 South Alabama 3 Final Southern Miss 12 3 Alabama 52 Final Louisiana-Monroe 0 10 LSU 31 Final/3OT Kentucky 30 Florida 36 Final Tennessee 10 4 Oklahoma 34 Final Rice 10 7 Texas A&M 38