SEC lunchtime links
April, 23, 2014
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
The Washington Wizards lead the Chicago Bulls 2-0 in the NBA playoffs. Never in my life thought did I think this day would come.
- Remember Michael Dyer's freshman campaign at Auburn? Remember his unceremonious exit? He's back. Despite being buried on the depth chart, the former SEC tailback had 150 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 14 carries in the Louisville spring game.
- The Gus Bus is rolling. Gus Malzahn's annual Tiger Trek Tour kicked off in Muscle Shoals, Ala., on Tuesday.
- Nick Saban was on his annual pilgrimage Tuesday as well. Alabama's head coach spoke with reporters on the first stop of his Crimson Caravan tour and updated the injury status of linebacker Reuben Foster and offensive lineman Grant Hill.
- Is the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry in trouble? With a decision on the eight-game vs. nine-game conference schedule looming, Saban seems to think so.
- Who wins the QB competition? Are the young defensive linemen ready to emerge? A look at Florida's burning questions heading into the offseason.
- Georgia coach Mark Richt talks about dropping weight -- both he and his players.
- Kentucky coach Mark Stoops continued his success on the recruiting trail this week, picking up one of his biggest commitments to date.
- Jadeveon Clowney will be among the 30 prospects to attend the NFL draft in New York. For some it could be a long wait in the green room, but I don't suspect it will be for Clowney.
The top five freshmen in the SEC
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
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