So how many of you used Jurgen Klinsmann's letter to get out of work today?
- Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) June 25, 2014
Before we get to your daily links, a moment of appreciation for Vanderbilt, the smallest school in the SEC, having finally won its first men’s title in any sport. It wasn’t quite a capacity crowd on the gridiron at Vanderbilt Stadium on Wednesday night, but about 2,000 showed up to watch their Dores win the College World Series.
Another look at the crowd gathered inside Vanderbilt Stadium for the watch party. pic.twitter.com/tlmRm25JvO
- Vandy Baseball (@VandyBaseball) June 26, 2014
Another impressive SEC winning streak is therefore still alive. This is ninth straight year that an SEC school has won a national title in football, men’s basketball or baseball.
Like no one else can, Les Miles grandstands before sinking a putt during LSU’s recent miniature golf outing. Wonder if he ate any of the fake grass. We were clearly inspired by another great moment from the Mad Hatter, so our own Edward Aschoff compiled some of Miles' greatest video hits.
Want to know which SEC coach and program have the most social media influence? All 14 are ranked here. Shockingly, the leading coach is Miles, who had 133,446 followers as of Thursday morning. The leading football program is Florida, which beat Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia despite fewer followers.
Ole Miss starting cornerback Senquez Golson was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Mississippi State tight end Artimas Samuel, who started in the Liberty Bowl last December, is no longer with the team.
Georgia and Notre Dame have agreed to play a home-and-home series starting in 2017. The Irish will visit Athens, in 2019.
South Carolina's tremendous run of success on the field is paying off at the gate. The Gamecocks have already sold more season tickets than last year and is close to selling out before the 2014 season begins.
After some slippage in attendance, Florida is serious about upgrading its fan experience. The Gators announced their 13-member Fan Advisory Council on Wednesday. The group of students, graduates and boosters will address fan issues and be charged with making game day better for the customers.
Aggies great Johnny Manziel has been drafted by the Cleveland Browns, the San Diego Padres, and now the Harlem Globetrotters. It's a safe bet that TV ratings would go through the roof if Johnny Basketball ever shows off those sweet streetball moves you know he has.
Tennessee is on a recruiting roll with five commitments in three days.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is excited about super-strong incoming freshman DT Bijhon Jackson, who measures 6-foot-2 and 340 pounds.