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Thursday, January 12, 2012
By Edward Aschoff
Making the SEC rounds on a Thursday.
LSU All-America cornerback Morris Claiborne is
leaving early for the NFL draft
Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News writes that Jim McElwain
went out in style
as Alabama's offensive coordinator.
Arkansas linebackers coach Reggie Johnson and two grad assistants
are headed to UAB
to join former Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee's staff.
Offensive tackle prospect Patrick Miller switches his commitment from LSU and is now
enrolled at Auburn for the spring semester
Former Ohio State coach John Cooper says the
NCAA should "look into" Alabama
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says the Gamecocks
accomplished yet another goal
by finishing the season ranked ninth in the Associated Press poll -- the highest ranking ever by a South Carolina team.
Recruiting is the first step
for Auburn's new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.
With the 2011 season officially over, Arkansas now
turns its attention to national signing day
New Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease
has "some gunslinger in him."
Radio host Bobby Hebert
defends his rant against LSU coach Les Miles
following the Tigers' 21-0 loss to Alabama in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game.
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham
shoots down rumors swirling about him
and says he wants to stay at Georgia a "very long time."
Kentucky offensive lineman Chandler Burden and cornerback Anthony Mosley
will play in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game
in Tucson, Ariz., next week.
has its eye on Georgia high school quarterback Nick Schuessler
after JUCO standout Bo Wallace committed to Ole Miss over the Bulldogs.
Defensive back Tino Thomas
is back on campus
with Tennessee after a torn labrum forced him to grayshirt in 2011.
Tennessee could be
close to filling a hole on its coaching staff
, but also close to seeing another position open up.
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin
defends his recruiting practices
, saying he doesn't guarantee playing time.