Friday, May 10, 2013

Morning Six Pack: May 10, 2013

Hunkered down with six college football stories from around SEC country and the rest of the world.

ESPN's SEC list of top 20 NFL draft prospects for 2014 has 5 Alabama players and no Auburn players

The No. 1 prospect from the SEC is South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who ESPN dubs as "the ultimate game-changer."

Saban and Muschamp respond to Bob Stoops’ SEC is ‘propaganda’ comments

Bob Stoops stirred up a hornet’s nest this past week, calling the SEC’s dominance ‘propaganda.’

Georgia Tech’s former leading WR reportedly walking on at Ohio State

After deciding it would be best to “part ways” with Georgia Tech last December, Jeff Greene‘s name was briefly connected to the likes of Arkansas and Cincinnati. Apparently, the Yellow Jackets’ former leading wide receiver will instead go in another direction entirely.

Mark Helfrich's 1st Spring As Head Coach

Mark Helfrich talks to Ivan Maisel about his 1st spring practice in charge as the head coach of Oregon.

Co-chair of Kyle Field redevelopment: “It is going to be so loud that literally someone is going to wet their pants”

Texas A&M’s renovation plans for Kyle Field will not only make it one of the largest stadiums in the country but the university also planned to keep it one of the most intimidating stadiums in the the country as well.

Quotable:

He’s right. Like everybody else, the SEC is a league of Haves and Have Nots.

Consider: Tennessee’s 7-6 record in 2009 is the Vols’ only winning season in the past five years. Auburn won the national title in 2010 but is a combined 9-23 in conference games in the two years before and the two years after that championship season, which makes a case for Cam Newton as the greatest player in SEC history.

And with all due respect to the great job James Franklin is doing at Vanderbilt, let’s not pretend the Commodores have become a major player on the national scene just yet. The 9-4 record last season was nice, but the best team Vanderbilt beat was North Carolina State — a team Tennessee defeated in the season opener. The Commodores’ three conference losses were by a combined 96-33.

But what about the 2013 NFL Draft, you say. The SEC had 63 players selected, more than double any other conference. Doesn’t that prove the SEC’s total superiority?

No. It proves the total superiority of the SEC’s superior teams.

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