Published June 20, 2012 - 4:34am
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Nick Saban gave his approval to the new rule regarding the amount of contact young players will give/get during football practice. The announcement came from the Pop Warner league, and it is aimed at limiting full speed head-on blocking and tackling drills. Saban was quoted saying, “At our level, we try to limit exposure to contact as much as possible because we want our players healthy for the game. We’ve got to get young people to play the game in a safe way. You’ve got to start somewhere, right?” [AL]
Bobby Petrino has sold his Fayetteville mansion for $1.7 million, a $550,000 loss. A couple out of West Fork bought the property on Bridgewater Lane. Petrino originally bought the house in March 2008 for $2.25 million. This past May, Petrino unloaded his Beaver Lake home for $600,000 as well. Petrino is getting the heck out of Dodge. [Arkansas Sports 360]
Georgia lost a commitment from WR Kyrin Priester. He had been committed to UGA since April, but he has decommitted now. Priester is from AJ Green’s high school, and he has other offers from Vanderbilt and TCU. This comes a few days after Derrick Henry decommitted from Georgia. However, not to worry, the Dawgs will finish with a top class and a boatload of talent…just like every year. [Dog Bytes]
LSU football commit for the 2012 class Jeremy Liggins has signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Liggins’ ACT scores fell below LSU standards, and he will take a class at a JUCO until he can take his ACT again to hopefully qualify. His high school coach had this to say about his former star player – “This is just his fallback plan in case he doesn’t qualify,” Hart said. “He’s still working toward qualifying and going to LSU.” [NOLA]
Texas A&M received a commitment from speedster Alex Sezer. Kevin Sumlin has received his third verbal from a cornerback in the last week. Sezer has been clocked at 4.41 speed, and Sumlin is focusing on the back-end of the secondary after focusing on bulking up early in the recruiting process. “The coaches weren’t just telling me what I wanted to hear but they were really sincere,” Sezer said. “They want guys who will come in and work and get the job done. I’ll be coming in there to play corner and I’ll also be on kickoff and punt return teams.” [Dallas News]