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It's not exactly like the fall, but at least we'll have some football (spring) games this weekend. Let's take a quick spin around the SEC and see what's happening as the final spring scrimmages approach at some of the league's schools.
- Georgia's director of on-campus recruiting, Daryl Jones, discusses the program's use of junior graphic design major Lisa Rader's unique drawings that it has recently begun sending to recruits, showing them half in their high school uniform and half in one from UGA.
- The Advocate's Ross Dellenger spoke with LSU's football scheduling head honcho Verge Ausberry about how the program approaches modern-day scheduling. The Tigers recently announced home-and-home series in upcoming seasons against UCLA and Arizona State.
- Alabama's Blake Sims calls the team's quarterback competition a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
- The Sept. 6 game between Vanderbilt and Ole Miss could be moved to Nashville's LP Field.
- Kentucky's coaches say their team is in a much better place at quarterback after a tumultuous 2013 season.
- Linebackers like Antonio Morrison and Daniel McMillian delivered strong play in Florida's spring practice on Wednesday.
- South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney has stated his case on why he should be the No. 1 overall pick in next month's NFL draft.
- Auburn center Xavier Dampeer's strong spring continues as he stakes a claim on becoming Reese Dismuke's heir apparent at center.
- Missouri is hoping for another dominant season from its defensive line.
- Arkansas' Korliss Marshall is adjusting to a full-time role in the backfield after playing defense most of last season.
- Texas A&M sophomore Jordan Mastrogiovanni is settling in at middle linebacker, a position group that could enjoy better depth in 2014.
- Former Tennessee offensive tackle Antonio Richardson proclaimed that he is finally healthy at the Vols' NFL pro day on Wednesday.
Here are some of today's headlines from around the SEC.
- Texas A&M's defense has been a mess all season, and the Aggies continue to search for stability there.
- Georgia coach Mark Richt called the Bulldogs' injury news -- tailback Keith Marshall and receiver Justin Scott-Wesley are out for the season and receiver Michael Bennett is out indefinitely, all with knee injuries -- following Saturday's Tennessee game “heartbreaking.”
- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said the timetable on Jadeveon Clowney's return to the lineup remains unclear.
- Kentucky's Nate Northington and Greg Page: The friendship that changed the face of SEC football.
- Tweaks to Missouri's offense have the Tigers performing back at the level that preceded their dismal 2012.
- LSU's offense is trending toward history.
- Ole Miss theater student: “Laramie Project” incident not just about the athletes.
- Florida cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy's patience paid off with a pick-six in Saturday's win against Arkansas.
- Talking Blake Sims, redshirts, Alabama's offensive line and more.
- Arkansas cornerback Will Hines said he is out for the season with a broken arm.
- Cassanova McKinzy returned for Auburn's Sunday practice, while Kiehl Frazier shifted back to offense.
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