SEC Football Daily: April 3rd


Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino is in stable condition and expected to make “a full recovery” after Sunday night’s motorcycle accident. Arkansas State Police confirmed that no one else was involved in the crash, and other sources said that although the coach suffered injuries including broken ribs and a chipped vertebrae, he is expected to make a full recovery. Sources also said he was not wearing a helmet. Coach, we wish you a speedy recovery! []

Vols’ Da’Rick Rogers said there’s “no controversy”, wasn’t trying to be a distraction. According to the wide receiver, he needs to “do a little better job” with his tweets so there is no misinterpretation or controversy. He also shot down rumors that he would transfer after two seasons at Tennessee and spoke about the team’s chemistry this year. I don’t know what’s going on in the Vols’ locker room, but I can imagine his teammates have about had it with his off-the-field antics. []

Running game is spring focus for Volunteers. Dooley hopes the four-way battle between Rajion Neal, Marlin Lane, Devrin Young and Tom Smith will produce a stronger running game than last year’s lackluster performance. New coach Jay Graham brings a new intensity to practice as well. The Vols desperately need to find a rushing threat, which has been void since Taurean Poole’s 2010 season, to complement Bray’s passing attack. [Times Free Press]

Georgia signee Jordan Jenkins opens up about his commitment to the Dawgs – and the recruiting tactics of Gene Chizik and Nick Saban, among other coaches. The Georgia native and defensive end chose the Dawgs over frontrunner Alabama, and he opens up in an in-depth interview with the AJC on his recruiting process and his impressions of the coaches who courted him. Regarding Saban, he said it sometimes felt “awkward” being around him. He also talked about how Chizik explained how Florida’s Will Muschamp has always followed in his coaching footsteps. Nick Saban, awkward? No way… [AJC]

Top recruits on hand for Auburn and Alabama scrimmages. Although the practices were closed to the public, both schools has high-profile recruits on the sidelines. Auburn welcomed wide receiver commit Earnest Robinson as well as tight end Standish Dobar, cornerback Noel Ellis and quarterback Ryan Buchanan. Running back Alvin Kamara, the nation’s 6th running back prospect, and 2014 defensive back Nick Glass visited Tuscaloosa. []



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