Published April 24, 2012 - 4:05am
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Wilson dazzles in Arkansas’ spring game. Tyler Wilson showed that he is not holding anything back in the wake of former coach Bobby Petrino’s exit. His leadership showed both on the field and on the sidelines, resulting in a 31-of-41 passing performance for 467 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson stepped in and took the reigns on leading the team’s pre-game speech as well, showing he is helping the team move on from the off-season turmoil. Other players shined as well, including Cobi Hamilton, who led the Red with 11 catches for 156 yards, and Ronnie Wingo, who led both teams with 88 yards, rushing on 14 carries, finishing with 3 touchdowns. [CBS Sports]
Razorbacks tweet their approval of new head coach. As we learned yesterday, Arkansas AD Jeff Long announced John L. Smith as the Razorbacks interim head coach for the 2012 season, and by the looks of it, the players are quite satisfied with Long’s choice. Smith served as the special teams coach from 2009 through 2011. [SB Nation]
Auburn and Alabama top recruits star at Nike Training Camp events in Orlando and Atlanta over the weekend. As spring football comes to a close for the major collegiate programs, the high school spring training camp season is starting to kick into full gear. Events in both Orlando and Atlanta featured a number of elite prospects for both the Tide and Tigers, and both schools and fans will be watching these players very closely in the recruiting season. [AL.com]
Former Maryland OL transferring to Florida. The 6’4″, 290-pound offensive tackle, Max Garcia, announced Saturday that he will transfer from Maryland to Florida. The Norcross, Georgia native who started all 12 games for the Terps in 2011 will have to sit out the 2012 season, but he will have two years of eligibility starting in 2013. Garcia will be a great addition for Muschamp and the Gators. [CBS Sports]
Vols’ defense makes progress with new scheme. Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri made it his goal to install 80 percent of his new scheme in just 15 spring practices, which meant a lot of work for the players, both on and off the field. As spring practice concluded Saturday with the Orange and White Game, Sunseri expressed that he was pleased with his defense’s effort in picking up his complex scheme, which puts the Vols in a 3-4 base defense with multiple packages. It will be interesting to see how the Vols adopt this new scheme and put it into practice on the gridiron come fall. [Times Free Press]