SEC Football Daily: March 8th

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The player who made the biggest impression at Alabama’s Pro Day yesterday was corner Dre Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick will likely be a top-tier draft pick, and yesterday his stock likely rose. Trent Richardson, Courtney Upshaw and Mark Barron were not in attendance working out during the Pro Day. [AL.com]

Bobby Petrino said an annual Arkansas-Missouri matchup would only make sense. Petrino said a couple days ago at the Memphis-East Arkansas Club that “It would make sense. It would make sense in a lot of areas,” Petrino said. “We’re the closest two [SEC] teams on this side of the country. … We’re going to battle in recruiting. We’ll play in all the other sports besides football. It would only make sense. Therefore I hope we do it.” Currently, Arkansas plays South Carolina, but Carolina is said to play Texas A&M every year. We’ll all find out soon. [Arkansas Sports 360]

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive currently opposes only conference champions making the BCS ‘playoff’ system in the future. This is great news because he knows he can have two teams in the championship game year-in and year-out. Obviously, other conference commissioners (i.e. Pac-12’s Larry Scott) only want conference champions to play in the game. Obviously, Alabama won the National Championship last year without having won the SEC, and that is the base point for all the discussion. [AL.com]

Should Georgia consider offering a package deal for top recruit Robert Nkemdiche? Nkemdiche is said to love Alabama, and his top six are Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU, Georgia and Clemson. Interestingly, maybe Georgia should offer a package deal for his services with David Kamara, who has been Nkemdiche’s best friend and teammate since sixth grade. [AJC]

Missouri’s sixth-year senior Elvis Fisher is ready for his final year as a Tiger. To his teammates, he’s the old man of the team for the second year in a row. Fisher was the everyday starter from 2008-10, and he tore his patellar tendon in his left knee midway through preseason camp in August. The NCAA did not approve another year of eligibility until February 7th. [Columbia Tribune]

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