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Friday, August 16, 2013
SEC lunchtime links
By David Ching
It's Friday. Coast through the rest of your work week by catching up with what's happening around the SEC.
Texas A&M University System chancellor John Sharp
defended Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel
and attacked NCAA regulations that prevent athletes from selling their signatures.
It wasn’t exactly a surprise, but Missouri coach Gary Pinkel announced Thursday that
James Franklin will be his starting quarterback
for the Aug. 31 opener against Murray State.
South Carolina’s coaching staff feels good about its
situation at quarterback with Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson
as the season nears.
After a couple of notable games in which it blew late leads last season,
LSU will work more on closing out wins
with its four-minute offense during preseason practice.
Kiehl Frazier is already showing off impressive physicality
in Auburn’s secondary.
Florida coach Will Muschamp emphasized that
his staff is seeking bigger players
on the recruiting trail.
Tennessee’s players are buying into
new coach Butch Jones’ many quirks
Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown is
rotating Zach Myers and Zach West at center
to determine which player will start at center and be the “quarterback of the O-line” for the Wildcats.
Freshman Alvin Kamara is out of Alabama’s running back competition
for at least the next couple of weeks
after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Safety Nick Glass on Thursday became Georgia’s
fourth 2014 prospect to back off of his commitment
to the Bulldogs.