SEC: Ron McKeefery
Making the SEC rounds on Wednesday.
- Auburn is now in the market for two coordinators now that offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn is leaving to coach Arkansas State.
- Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell injured his knee in practice.
- Georgia's 2012 depth chart has the Bulldogs looking like an SEC contender again, writes Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hires two from his former staff at Florida.
- If Alabama beats LSU in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game, the bonuses for coaches would top $1 million.
- Les East of the Baton Rouge Advocate writes that LSU deserves all the postseason accolades it has racked up this year.
- Tennessee has strength in numbers with new strength and conditioning coach Ron McKeefery's contract.
Checking on what's shaking in the SEC:
- LSU coach Les Miles doesn't sound too upset with suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson, writes Glenn Guilbeau of Gannett Louisiana News.
- Georgia cornerback Branden Smith is day-to-day with a foot injury.
- The Bulldogs get a season opener they "needed."
- Revamping the offense holds the key for Vanderbilt this season.
- It's on to game week for defending national champion Auburn.
- South Carolina is No. 1 in the country in one poll.
- Alabama quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims push each other to improve.
- First-year Tennessee strength coach Ron McKeefery builds up the Vols' strength and pride.
- Mark Story of The Lexington Herald-Leader predicts Kentucky to go 6-6 and land a berth in the Gator Bowl.
- Arkansas is looking to beef up its linebacker depth.
- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has a keen respect for his Memphis counterpart, Larry Porter.
- A new season brings a second chance for Florida quarterback John Brantley.
- Will Muschamp is determined to turn it around at Florida.
A look at what's shaking in the SEC on a Friday:
- Georgia running backs Washaun Ealey and Caleb King feel the pressure.
- Alabama's spring game on April 16 will be televised live on ESPNU.
- Jim Kleinpeter of The New Orleans Times Picayune takes a look at five questions for LSU entering spring practice.
- Mississippi State's James Carmon, who's down to 320 pounds, is still adjusting to offensive tackle after playing on the defensive line last season.
- A healthier, faster Arkansas team is ready for the spring.
- Florida will unveil statues of Heisman Trophy winners Tim Tebow, Danny Wuerffel and Steve Spurrier at halftime of the spring game on April 9.
- New Tennessee strength coach Ron McKeefery hits the ground running and gets quick results.