SEC: B.J. Scott

On the move in the SEC

June, 30, 2011
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We’re starting to see the normal attrition across the league, players leaving on their own accord or being asked to leave.

If you toss in a few of the injured players who aren’t expected to play next season, you could put together a pretty decent team of those SEC players who have either moved on or won’t be on the field this fall for various reasons.

Here’s a sampling:

OFFENSE
  • Nathan Stanley, QB, Ole Miss
  • Washaun Ealey, RB, Georgia
  • Broderick Green, RB, Arkansas (injured)
  • Mike Blakely, RB, Florida
  • Eric Smith, H-back, Auburn
  • Shaun Kitchens, WR, Auburn
  • Trinton Sturdivant, OL, Georgia (injured)
  • Brent Benedict, OL, Georgia
  • A.J. Harmon, OL, Georgia
  • Seth Oxner, OL, Arkansas
  • Alex Smith, TE, Kentucky
DEFENSE
  • Chris Martin, DE, Florida
  • Kerry Murphy, NG, Alabama (injured)
  • Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee
  • D.T. Shackelford, LB, Ole Miss (injured)
  • Clarence Jackson, LB, Ole Miss
  • Janoris Jenkins, CB, Florida
  • B.J. Scott, CB, Alabama
  • Mike McNeil, S, Auburn
  • Robby Green, S, Alabama

Linebacker Petey Smith leaving Alabama

June, 6, 2011
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Linebacker Petey Smith has become the third Alabama player since the end of the 2010 season to pack his bags and say he's headed elsewhere to finish his college football career.

Smith would have been a redshirt freshman in 2011, but announced on his Facebook page that he was transferring from Alabama to Holmes (Miss.) Community College. He told Izzy Gould of The Mobile Press-Register on Monday that he met with Alabama coach Nick Saban following spring practice and didn't feel like he was able to show what he could do in terms of reps.

"Instead of waiting (to play), I thought I'd just go somewhere else," Smith told The Mobile-Press Register.

Cornerback B.J. Scott had already left the program to transfer to South Alabama. Running back Demetrius Goode decided to leave for North Alabama.

SEC lunch links

January, 18, 2011
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A few links to munch on now that the reality is setting in that there won't be any more college football for a while:

Alabama's Scott moving to defensive back

February, 20, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

It looks like Alabama will find some defensive back help next season from the offensive side of the ball.

B.J. Scott is moving from receiver to the secondary and will practice there in the spring, his high school coach tells Gentry Estes of The Mobile Press-Register.

Scott, who played sparingly last season at receiver and caught only two passes, could fit in several different places in the Alabama secondary. The Crimson Tide are looking for safety help now that Rashad Johnson is gone, but Scott could also get a look at cornerback or nickel back.

When the 5-11, 188-pound Scott signed with Alabama last year as a highly rated prospect out of Prichard, Ala., Alabama coach Nick Saban said at the time that Scott was talented enough to play on both sides of the ball. He did it in high school and was rated by Scouts Inc. last year as the No. 1 athlete in the country.

So it's not a huge surprise that Scott is moving. The Tide lack depth in the secondary, and Saban said on signing day that they could have used one more defensive back.

Scott is apparently that guy.

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