SEC Football Daily: May 1st


Alabama backup QB Phillip Sims transfers to UVA. Sims was dubbed the co-starter with AJ McCarron, but it was obvious that he just was not as ready to play as McCarron early last year. He’ll do well at UVA, but he just didn’t want to sit behind McCarron one more season. And I don’t blame him. Phillip Ely now moves into the backup role behind McCarron. []

The Georgia Bulldogs were called soft on draft night. Cordy Glenn was not selected in the first round of draft night, and Jon Gruden said he was “shocked” Glenn was available. Gil Brandt, resident draft guru, apparently called the Dawgs ‘soft’ in the way they play college football. He did note Georgia players play better in the NFL than in college. Do you hear that, Mark Richt? [AJC]

Coach Dooley ‘fixes’ Vols’ staff. Since Dooley took the helm of this program in 2010, he has seen seven assistant coaches leave to take lateral positions at other schools in just two years. “Is it normal to have seven coaches transition in a year? No, it’s very rare for something like that to happen,” Dooley said during an interview. “But I kind of view it as sort of a correction. When you start a company, when you start anything, you always have that little initial correction to kind of fix all the things maybe you didn’t get right in the beginning.” Although the program will undoubtedly face growing pains from these transitions, let’s hope Dooley’s “corrections” will breed success in Knoxville in the upcoming years. [Times Free Press]

Tim Tebow voted to Top 100 on NFL Network’s list of top players. The former Gator quarterback came in at No. 95 on the list, and although only players at 91-100 have been revealed, it has been confirmed that Mark Sanchez will not be making the cut. Ouch. I think it’s safe to say Tebow will be the only back-up quarterback on this list. []

Former Oregon RB Tra Carson is transferring to Texas A&M. Carson backed up LaMichael James last year. Carson is originally from Texarkana, Texas, and he’s now headed back home. As a freshman last year, he rushed for 254 yards and a touchdown on 45 carries. He will sit out this year due to the transfer rule. [CBS Sports]



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