SEC: Brandon Golson
Slow news week in the SEC (riiiiight).
- Bobby Johnson leaves Vanderbilt with a blueprint of how to succeed, colleague Chris Low writes. Both Vanderbilt and the SEC lose out with Johnson's retirement, Tony Barnhart writes in The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
- More on Johnson's shocking retirement and what's next for Vanderbilt here and here and here and here.
- The SEC West looks like the loaded half of the league entering 2010, Andrea Adelson writes in the Orlando Sentinel.
- A Knoxville police report says Tennessee recruit Da'Rick Rogers assaulted a man in last week's bar brawl. New Vols coach Derek Dooley maintains that the program's culture will change.
- Two-a-days are a thing of the past at Georgia, Tim Tucker writes in The Atlanta Journal Constitution. In case you missed it, Bulldogs backup running back Dontavius Jackson is transferring following his arrest.
- Some good Auburn nuggets from The Birmingham News' Charles Goldberg.
- Kentucky's hiring of assistant Greg Nord is now official, reuniting Nord with head coach Joker Phillips, Chip Cosby writes in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
- South Carolina recruit Brandon Golson is heading to prep school, Joseph Person writes in The State.
- The plan to expand Mississippi State's Scott Field remains hazy, Kyle Veazey writes in The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger.
- Several SEC nuggets can be found in Stewart Mandel's latest mailbag at SI.com.
- Alabama finally loses -- in the ESPYs, Don Kausler Jr. writes in The Birmingham News.
- Florida's John Brantley has some big shoes to fill in Gainesville, Pat Dooley writes at Athlon Sports.