SEC lunch links
June, 8, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Our Friday stroll around the SEC:
- LSU's assistant coaches are set to receive raises totaling nearly $1 million.
- LSU lands a commitment from quarterback Anthony Jennings of Marietta, Ga. Jennings is an ESPN 300 member and ranked by ESPN as the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback in the country.
- LSU athletic director Joe Alleva says Jackie Sherrill doesn't know what's going on and that an LSU-Texas A&M matchup on Thanksgiving hasn't been set.
- Florida president Bernie Machen announces that he will retire by the end of 2013.
- Alabama is building a new weight room.
- Mark Richt says Georgia is the only job he wants.
- The SEC welcomes Missouri and Texas A&M ... for now, writes Mike Strange of The Knoxville News-Sentinel.
- Alabama lands a commitment from cornerback Maurice Smith of Sugar Land, Texas. Smith is an ESPN 150 member and ranked by ESPN as the No. 10 cornerback prospect in the country.
- A slimmed-down Jeffrey Whitaker looks to be more of a playmaker in Brian VanGorder's Auburn defense.
- Mississippi State receiver Chad Bumphis has his charges reduced stemming from his January arrest for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
- Arkansas coach John L. Smith says the status of the three suspended players has not changed and that they remain suspended from the football team.