Wednesday, August 7, 2013
SEC lunchtime links
By Michael DiRocco
Here's a few stories from around the SEC to get you through your lunch hour.
- Auburn fans can still celebrate victories at Toomer's Corner now that the city has installed a temporary wire structure. The city removed the poisoned oak trees in April.
- What do SEC coaches think of the other teams in the conference? Athlon asked them anonymously, and some of their answers will surprise you.
- Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has no idea how fast he is, but that's okay because he'd rather run somebody over than try and out-run them.
- Auburn has a tough, physical runner of its own: Cameron Artis-Payne, a junior college transfer who ran for 117 yards in the spring game.
- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger is encouraged by the bond he has developed with new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who has previously worked with Joe Flacco and Drew Brees.
- Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith says he considered surgery for his injured shoulder in the spring but went with constant rehab and conditioning instead.
- Tennessee receivers coach Zach Azzanni says he has no problem playing freshmen over upperclassmen if they're the best option.
- South Carolina tight ends Rory Anderson and Jerell Adams will have plenty of opportunities to make plays this season.
- Having a good season isn't good enough for Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy.
- The Associated Press' Jim Litzke wonders if Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is in over his head.
- Georgia coach Mark Richt has no intentions of opening practice.
- It takes a while to list all the positions that Florida's Trey Burton plays. He's happy to do it.