SEC lunchtime links
May, 29, 2014
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
The SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, are winding down, but college football news from around the conference continues to roll out. As always, we've got you covered.
- Get ready for a great kickoff to the SEC Network. The Aug. 28 game between South Carolina and Texas A&M is shaping up to be a “big production.”
- Two fast-paced offenses will go head to head in 2016 when Auburn hosts Arkansas State.
- Auburn’s defense got a bit of good news when coach Gus Malzahn announced that linebacker Anthony Swain has been reinstated to the team. The junior missed all of the spring with an issue unrelated to injury.
- Pressure? For whatever the reasons, Florida coach Will Muschamp has all the confidence he needs heading into the season.
- Georgia safety Tray Matthews has had a rocky go of it of late. But coach Mark Richt believes he’s “on a turning point of maturing ... and becoming a very dependable guy.” And if you’re wondering whether Keith Marshall might redshirt, Richt answered that as well.
- LSU may not love its annual game with Florida, but the Gators’ athletic director doesn’t feel the same way.
- Jacob Coker has yet to start a college football game under center, but his former coach at Florida State believes Alabama is getting a future NFL draft pick at quarterback.
- Michigan didn't work out for J.J. McGrath. Now the transfer could end up filling a need for Mississippi State at kicker.
- One phone call makes all the difference. LSU was Breeland Speaks' dream school, but he landed at Ole Miss because "a phone call was missed."
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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