Tuesday, June 9, 2009
SEC lunchtime links
By Chris Low
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Let's take a spin around the SEC.
- Former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville could be the source of the rumors about alleged rules violations at Alabama, Paul Finebaum writes in the Birmingham News.
- Houston Nutt apparently is OK with the so-called Houston Nutt Rule, David Brandt writes in The Clarion-Ledger.
- Is Georgia head coach Mark Richt whining too much about the team's tough nonconference slate? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Bill King takes a closer look.
- Rich Brooks has won over his naysayers and made Kentucky football relevant, SI.com's Cory McCartney writes.
- Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne will be treated for melanoma, and the prognosis is very favorable, Kyle Veazey writes in The Clarion-Ledger.
- The Orlando Sentinel's Jeremy Fowler recaps the 24 arrests or citations involving Florida football players during head coach Urban Meyer's tenure.
- In case you missed it, Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin could be in trouble again with recruiting violations.
- Vanderbilt announced its team captains for the 2009 season, Maurice Patton writes in The Tennessean.
- Auburn picked up a commitment from heralded linebacker Jawara White, Charles Goldberg writes in the Birmingham News. LSU, meanwhile, added defensive back Ronnie Vinson Jr., Mike Strom and Pierce W. Huff write in The Times-Picayune. And Arkansas got a commitment from defensive end Chris Smith, Ronnie Gallagher writes in the Salisbury Post.