Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of the SEC logo at mid-field after the 2011 SEC championship game between the LSU Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Weekly Walk Around The SEC

From Bleacher Report

The SEC isn’t typically known as a quarterback-driven league, despite the fact that the conference has produced three Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in the last six seasons.

This season, Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel will play with a target on his back. But there are plenty of other talented quarterbacks capable of stepping out of his rather large SEC shadow.

AJ McCarron has two BCS National Championship rings as Alabama’s starter, and Aaron Murray has set single-season touchdown records at Georgia in back-to-back seasons.

How do the SEC quarterbacks rank after spring practice?

 

From Saturday Blitz

Alabama and Nick Saban opens the 2013 season in the midst of a Playstation-like run.

Only Saban does it without the benefit of a reset button.

The national storyline has started the same for the past several years: Will anyone derail the runaway national championship train that has become the SEC?

The storyline within the league is simpler: Which challenger has the best chance to dethrone Alabama?

The Crimson Tide seems likely to open as preseason No. 1 after having won three out of four BCS National Championships. Saban can talk all he wants about his players being too comfortable. Chances are the nation’s best coach will find ways to make them, shall we say, less comfortable.

 

From A Sea Of Blue

I’m not at all happy to hear this, because he was a highly touted back with SEC size who never got to play a moment at Kentucky. But reports have come in, and Coach Stoops has confirmed, that running back Justin Taylor will transfer from Kentucky

 

From Dawn of the Dawg

Kolton Houston has worked hard the past three years, he’s lifted weights, practiced, attended meetings and done everything that is asked of a young offensive lineman. He worked his way to becoming the kind of player that the Georgia staff thought he would be when they offered the Buford High School senior a scholarship to UGA, yet he hasn’t played a single snap in college.

 

From ESPN

One of the most pleasant surprises of the spring for the Tigers was junior Justin Garrett’s emergence at the “Star” position. Garrett had not done a lot previously as a linebacker, but possessed the combination of size and speed to slide into that hybrid linebacker/safety role that’s become a staple of Johnson’s defenses.

 

From the News & Observer

North Carolina and South Carolina will open the 2015 college football season with a game against each other at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, a source confirmed Tuesday.

The official announcement of the game – to be played Sept. 5, 2015 – is expected to come at a news conference Thursday morning at the stadium.

The Tar Heels and Gamecocks last played in 2007, a 21-15 victory by South Carolina in Chapel Hill. North Carolina leads the series 34-17-4, but the teams have only played 11 times since South Carolina left the ACC in 1971. The Gamecocks hold a 6-5 advantage during that stretch.

 

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