Thursday, June 26, 2014
SEC lunch links
By Jeff Barlis
So how many of you used Jurgen Klinsmann's letter to get out of work today?
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 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.
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.
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.