SEC's lunch links
January, 23, 2014
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
We're now officially less than two weeks away from signing day. Where does your team stand? Check out ESPN's Recruiting Nation page and find out.
- What made the transition from Alabama to the NFL easy for D.J. Fluker? To start off with, the NFL All-Rookie team selection says practices in Tuscaloosa were harder than they are with the Chargers in San Diego.
- Despite a report to the contrary, Auburn assistant coach Dameyune Craig says he's not frustrated by the lack of head-coaching positions available.
- Missouri has 25 players signed or committed with only a few weeks until national signing day. Four of those prospects have already enrolled.
- If you follow SEC recruiting, chances are you're heard Jeremy Liggins' name. Well, after a few twists and turns, it looks like he's a short step away from realizing his goal of playing college football at Ole Miss.
- Mark Richt is getting the "Two-A-Days" band back together. Former Hoover High (Ala.) coach Rush Propst speaks very highly of his two former assistants, Jeremy Pruitt and Kevin Sherrer, who are the two newest members of Georgia's staff.
- The exodus at LSU continues. First, it was the underclassmen declaring for the draft. Now it's four reserves not returning to school.
- LSU has put just two offensive linemen in the NFL since 2007. But new position coach Jeff Grimes has a history that says those numbers will change. He's placed six linemen in the pros since 2001.
- Derek Mason continues to build his staff at Vanderbilt. Former UCLA head coach and NFL assistant Karl Dorrell is expected to be named offensive coordinator.
Intriguing SEC bowl games
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
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