SEC's lunch links
May, 23, 2014
By Jeff Barlis | ESPN.com
One of the most dominating defensive players in college football history, the late Derrick Thomas, is in the Hall of Fame where he belongs. Here are some of his best games in college and the pros.
- Boise State President Bob Kustra vowed to fight NCAA reforms, saying, "We think they’re excessive. ... This is about leaving the Boise States behind and making sure the Alabamas and the Tennessees and whoever they are can march right along."
- Here's something cool slated for the SEC Network (if you can get it): Classic games dating back to the 1960s.
- Louisville continues to be a top destination for SEC transfers. The latest are a pair of former high school teammates -- DB Shaq Wiggins, who went to Georgia, and WR JaQuay Williams, who was previously at Texas A&M.
- After reaping the recruiting rewards of a loaded state of Louisiana, LSU might take more of a national approach this year.
- Head coach Will Muschamp says he's counting on Florida's veteran players to lead a successful offseason.
- The career of reserve linebacker Brandon Burrows, a senior who's had a few injury issues, is finished at Georgia.
- Former Michigan place-kicker J.J. McGrath tweets that he's headed to Mississippi State.
- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says Rebels great Wesley Walls "is very deserving of [his Hall of Fame] honor." Gamecocks everywhere have fond memories of Sterling Sharpe's brilliance as well.
- Want a true indication that we're already in the dog days of summer? People are discussing whether Alabama coach Nick Saban should be liked or disliked. One cartoonist says there are four reasons why Saban is so reviled. Here's another important issue in the state of Alabama: Is native son Channing Tatum a Tide or Tigers fan? Inquiring minds want to know!
12:00 PM ET South Carolina 21 Clemson 12:00 PM ET 16 Georgia Tech 9 Georgia 12:00 PM ET Kentucky 22 Louisville 3:30 PM ET Florida 3 Florida State 3:30 PM ET 4 Mississippi State 19 Ole Miss 4:00 PM ET Tennessee Vanderbilt 7:45 PM ET 15 Auburn 1 Alabama