Texas A&M Aggies: Vince Marrow
Happy Monday to you all. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Let's take a look at some of the interesting stories from around the league in today's edition of the lunch links:
- Jacob Coker's decision to transfer from Florida State to Alabama to potentially be the Crimson Tide's next starting quarterback created a lot of buzz over the weekend. His private quarterback coach, David Morris, said he and Coker have a "good plan in place" to get Coker ready for his time in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- Auburn defensive end Dee Ford had a strong week at the Senior Bowl, probably making himself some money by improving his draft stock in the process.
- LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's name has been rumored for the same job with the NFL's Cleveland Browns, but an LSU spokesman said Cameron is shooting down any such talk.
- The College Football Playoff selection committee met in Dallas last week, including chairman Jeff Long, who is Arkansas' athletic director. Video technology, analytics and a recusal policy were among the topics discussed.
- Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made the No. 2 very popular in College Station, Texas, and beyond, but it appears one of the Aggies' top recruits, ESPN 300 athlete Speedy Noil, could be wearing Manziel's number next season if his locker is any indication.
- Missouri's move to the SEC means the Tigers have also shifted their recruiting focus to states in SEC country, which has paid dividends in this year's class.
- Kentucky gave tight ends coach Vince Marrow a raise and an additional title.
- Vanderbilt's new offensive coordinator, Karl Dorrell, is eager to get back to the teaching aspect of his job after spending his previous stint with the NFL's Houston Texans.
Editor's note: For a look at the national recruiter power rankings based only on Class of 2014 success, click here.
It's no secret that Southeastern Conference has been the top conference in the country as far as recruiting over the last several years. The league currently has six teams ranked in the top 11 of the team recruiting rankings. Here's a look at the top 10 recruiters around the ultra-competitive conference.
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Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35