SEC Football Daily: April 2nd

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Alabama held their first scrimmage over the weekend, and AJ McCarron, Deion Belue and Vinnie Sunseri highlight the scrimmage. Saban said the first scrimmage was better in some ways than he anticipated. McCarron completed 25 of 43 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns. The running game, however, did not get going, and Saban is not quite sure if the Tide will struggle running or if the defense is ahead of the offense right now. [AL.com]

Knile Davis is back, as we all know. But this writer poses a great question about whether the coaching staff should minimize the contact Davis receives in the spring. Davis, of course, has not had contact since last training camp before he broke his ankle, and I would contend that Davis does need to receive contact. Getting hurt is more a freak accident, and while the coaching staff should be cautious, they should totally let Davis’ body get back into the flow of football and taking hits. He will have this spring to get his body back into shape before the start of the season in September. There is, however, little benefit of roughing it up in the spring. Let’s see how the Hogs’ coaching staff handles this situation. [Arkansas Sports 360]

Auburn sophomore quarterback Kiehl Frazier is getting more and more comfortable being a quarterback. Frazier was the running quarterback a year ago, and he looks to be a much bigger player in this offense in 2012. If he can earn that starting job and develop as a quarterback, the sky is the limit for Frazier. He has tremendous upside and talent, and hopefully for the Tigers he will take the reigns of the starting job this spring. Clint Moseley is out with a sore shoulder right now. [AL.com]

Through 10 practices, Florida still does not have a clear front-running starting quarterback. The battle is on between Jeff Driskel, Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy for the starting job. Will Muschamp says all three are even, and that is not good news for Gator fans because someone should be pulling away with the first team right now. That’s not happening. Florida’s spring game is this coming Saturday, and the fans will get to see what they’ve been waiting for in regards to this quarterback battle. [Gainesville Sun]

Georgia redshirt freshman tight end Jay Rome stood out in the first scrimmage. Rome, of course, was a big-time recruit from Valdosta, and he got loose for two touchdowns over the weekend. One of his touchdown grabs was said to be very impressive. Rome has all the athleticism to pick up right where Orson Charles left off. He could be a big-play target for Aaron Murray and the offense this season. [AJC]

LSU played their spring game over the weekend, and new starting quarterback and JUCO transfer Zach Mettenberger shined. Everyone knew he had the arm and the playmaking ability, and now some might be starting to question why he did not play more last year. Mett threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns. He could be the missing link at quarterback the Tigers have been missing for a few years now. [NOLA]

Tennessee wide receiver was back at practice this past weekend for the Vols. Da’Rick Rogers was rumored to transfer, and he did not show up at practice last week, which sent the media in a frenzy. However, Derek Dooley said ‘he’s fine’ and that Rogers has some things to work out. I have a feeling this is not over, yet. [Go Vols Xtra]

Texas A&M started spring drills over the weekend. The team said the practices now under Kevin Sumlin are a lot faster and more up-tempo. That’s just what this team needs. There was also consistent rap music blaring from the speakers, something Mike Sherman never did. The official Kevin Sumlin era has now begun in College Station. I am pumped to see this team compete in the SEC. [Aggie Sports]

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