SEC Football Daily: June 11th; Tragedy Strikes At Auburn

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Tragedy struck Auburn over the weekend when two former football players and one current player was shot, and both former football players died in the shooting. Former players Ladarious Phillips and Ed Christian were shot and killed in the horrific incident. Current Auburn OL Eric Mack was also shot, but he was released from the hospital last night. This is horrific news, and words cannot describe just how awful this is. May the families find peace during this time. [AL]

Alabama is no longer on NCAA probation for violations of textbook disbursement policy. This was the third period of NCAA probation that Alabama has served since 1995. “We’re not going to have a parade or anything, but everybody feels good about where we are as a department and the strides we’ve made in becoming a model NCAA citizen,” said Jonathan Bowling, who succeeded Ward as Alabama’s compliance director. [AL]

Arkansas AD Jeff Long says the Hogs are not abandoning tradition in respect to uniforms, but there are uniform changes coming. We showed you what the sweet new black/grey unis will look like for the Razorbacks. Long had this to say about the new unis: “We’ll be coming out in the not too distant future with a release on how our uniforms will look for the coming year and we’re excited to introduce that to our fans base. Like anything involving intercollegiate athletics and change there will be opinion on both sides. There’s no doubt about that.” [Arkansas Sports 360]

Georgia DC Todd Grantham gets his new deal. It’s a three-year, $2.475 million worth, too. Grantham was previously the second-highest paid DC in the country, but now he’s only the fourth highest paid DC in the SEC. Georgia will pay Grantham $825,000 over the next three years, and it will represent a $75,000 raise per year. Kirby Smart, John Chavis and Brian VanGorder are all making more than Grantham in the SEC as coordinators. [AJC]

Texas A&M’s season opener is scheduled for August 30th against Louisiana Tech at 6:30 PM. The game will be on ESPNU, so I’m sure the whole SEC will be watching to see what the Aggies will bring to the table this year. The game will be played at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA. [Aggie Sports]

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