SEC: Billy Neighbors
Making the rounds on a Wednesday:
- The NFL Network guys debate whether former LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne should get some snaps on offense in the NFL.
- The SEC should feature a bevy of high-octane passers in 2012.
- South Carolina spent more than $535,000 to defend itself in its recent NCAA infractions case.
- Alabama coach Nick Saban explains what happened with recruit Justin Taylor, who wound up at Kentucky.
- Saban and other college coaches weigh in on the different playoff proposals.
- Friends and teammates recall Billy Neighbors as "something special."
- Tommy Tuberville's now off the hook at Auburn, and Gene Chizik is on the clock, writes Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News.
- Brad Locke of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal takes a look at the Mississippi State running back situation.
- Ten teams that may end the SEC's national championship streak.
- Will Muschamp is excited about the direction of the Florida program.
- David Harris of The Bryan Eagle deciphers Texas A&M's depth chart coming out of the spring.
- The St. Louis Sports Commission is exploring the possibility of creating a bowl game that would match opponents from the SEC and Big Ten.
Linking our way around the SEC on a Tuesday:
- LSU coach Les Miles is comfortable with his backup quarterback situation.
- Former Ole Miss defensive end Kentrell Locket is eager for a chance with the Washington Redskins as an outside linebacker.
- Alabama loses one of its greats with the passing of Billy Neighbors.
- Auburn coach Gene Chizik is looking for a quarterback with the right mental toughness.
- Harry King of the Stephens Media's Arkansas News Bureau writes that Jeff Long's next hire is the one.
- Hines Ward doesn't dance around his desire to coach at Georgia someday.
- Texas A&M adds a couple of offensive weapons for the future, including former Oregon tailback Tra Carson.
- Some of Missouri's undrafted players get free-agent opportunities.