SEC Football Daily: April 4th

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Alabama signee and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson will have surgery to repair a “significant” knee injury. Tomlinson doesn’t expect the injury to impact his fall camp and thinks it will be over by the time the season rolls around. I doubt that. Knee injuries always linger until you give them time to heal after the surgical repair has taken place. It was not likely he would play in year one anyway. [AL.com]

Bobby Petrino says he feels very fortunate he is okay after his motorcycle accident. This is no laughing matter: Petrino could have been seriously injured. However, Petrino was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and he chose to wear a hat instead. I bet that’s the last time he does that. Glad to know he’s okay and hope he continues to make a speedy recovery moving forward. [Arkansas Sports 360]

I will be really surprised if Kiehl Frazier is not the starter game one for Auburn in 2012. He is having a fantastic spring, and he does have the most upside of arguably anyone in the SEC at the position. While last year’s starter, Clint Moseley, is nursing a sore shoulder, Frazier is taking his job. Keep it up, Kiehl. [AL.com]

Former Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested on marijuana charges in Mobile. You can take the kid out of the SEC, but you can’t take the SEC out of the kid, apparently. Fairley was held on $1,000 bail. A second degree marijuana possession in Alabama is a misdemeanor. Come on, Nick, get your head of out of your hind end. [AL.com]

Georgia offensive line coach says he needs them to be more physical and better on assignments. Will Friend – quite the name – says the entire team’s physicality primarily starts along the offensive line. No has separated themselves from anyone else, either. Friend says the competition is open at every position along the line. However, the physicality is the main improvement he’s looking for this off-season. [AJC]

There are also rumors of other UGA players being suspended, other than Bacarri Rambo and Alec Ogletree. Also, Josh Harvey-Clemons will get some work at wide receiver in the red zone, and the coaches think he is more of a wide receiver than a safety. So, JHC will most likely not help with all the attrition in the secondary in the first two weeks because they ultimately think he is linebacker. However, he could be athletic enough to fill a safety need, which is an immediate need. [Dog Bytes]

Vanderbilt wants more help at wide receiver than just Jordan Matthews and Chris Boyd. However, James Franklin wants more options than just those two heading into next year. And Jonathan Krause has really impressed this offseason. Krause did not stand out last year, but this year he is making it a point to be a play-maker for the Dores on offense. [Tennessean]

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