SEC: B.J. Scott
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:
- 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
- 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
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.
- Alabama defensive back B.J. Scott plans to transfer to South Alabama, reports Izzy Gould of The Birmingham News.
- New Mississippi State linebackers coach Geoff Collins met with his players and recruits.
- Auburn picked up its 18th commitment, receiver/linebacker Kris Frost of Matthews, N.C. Frost had previously committed to Michigan.
- If trouble is coming for Auburn, Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News wants to know why coaches on the Auburn staff aren't leaving.
- Tennessee hired Ron McKeefery as its strength and conditioning coach. McKeefery is the Vols' fifth strength and conditioning coach since the end of the 2008 season.
- South Carolina will get a double dose of Gerald Dixon next season.
- Arkansas released its 2011 schedule. The LSU game will go back to the Friday after Thanksgiving next season.
- Former Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe will interview for the LSU offensive coordinator job.
- Ole Miss received a warning from the NCAA after reporting secondary violations.
- Vanderbilt's coaches believe success isn't that far away.
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.