SEC: Larry Dupree
Plenty of news or nuggets to digest today around the SEC. Have at it:
- NCAA president Mark Emmert will take the stand today in the Ed O'Bannon antitrust trial. His testimony will likely be the most paid attention to of any in the trial.
- Former Florida Gators All-American fullback Larry Dupree died of a heart attack on Sunday at 71.
- Auburn's famed golden eagle Tiger, also known as War Eagle VI, died on Wednesday.
- Former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is examining potential landing spots, including Oklahoma, according to The Oklahoman. Here are reasons why it does and doesn't make sense for DGB to join the Sooners.
- Texas A&M's recruiting success has given birth to a new hashtag that some coaches and committed recruits use on social media, #WRTS, which is believed to be an acronym for "We Run This State." Head coach Kevin Sumlin is coy when asked about it.
- Incoming freshman tight end Hunter Atkinson's career at Georgia is coming to a close before it started, as he has opted not to play football.
- Could Blake Sims have an impact on Alabama's season even if he's backing up Jacob Coker? AL.com says yes.
- It has been a rough week for Kentucky recruiting, as four of its top targets have committed elsewhere.
- South Carolina plans to stick to its nonconference scheduling plan.
Recuperated from yesterday's U.S.-Ghana match at the World Cup yet? Check out this snippet of video that one of my media cohorts in Baton Rouge, Ross Dellenger, shot at the Varsity Theatre shortly after the Americans scored the winning goal. LSU folks know how to celebrate ... that's for sure.
Here are today's SEC links:
Here are today's SEC links:
- South Carolina officials are working out the details for a George Rogers statue and “Heisman Plaza” outside Williams-Brice Stadium.
- Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes said Monday that Ole Miss transfer Austin Golson will likely redshirt this season before becoming eligible to play in 2015.
- Carl Lawson's uncertain status for 2014 is “an opportunity for somebody else to step up" on Auburn's defensive line, according to position coach Rodney Garner.
- Missouri confirmed Monday that cornerback Ernest Payton and defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne had voluntarily left the football program.
- The legacies keep coming in recruiting for Tennessee – there are five sons of ex-Vols football players in this year's signing class – and that trend will apparently continue beyond this season.
- LSU associate athletic director Brian Broussard told The Advocate in Baton Rouge that the school expects to distribute a record 73,000-plus season tickets this season at newly expanded Tiger Stadium.
- The Tennessean's Jeff Lockridge ran an interesting profile of Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams over the weekend.
- Larry Dupree, one of the toughest running backs in Florida history, passed away on Sunday at age 71.
- Athlon teamed up with some bloggers and other media members from around the SEC to rank the stadiums from 1-14.
- Remember Jeremiah Masoli, Marshay Green and Brandon McRae? They're among 13 players from Mississippi schools who are playing in the CFL, which opens the season on June 26.