Published May 25, 2012 - 4:24am
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The SEC was once thought to be challenged by ACC football. When the ACC added Virginia Tech, Miami and Boston College back in 2005 and 2006, the question was being asked whether or not they could pass the SEC. On paper it looked great. On the field, the ACC is a terrible product and has been for some time now. The ACC is 2-13 all time in BCS bowl games. The ACC can’t even cheat better than the SEC. [AL]
WRs Marquel Wade, Maudrecus Humphrey and Andrew Peterson are not enrolled or part of the Razorbacks’ team at this point. John L. Smith confirmed the trio are not allowed to work out with the team and do not have access to any of the facilities currently. “They’re not a part of this football team until this thing gets cleared up or they may never be a part,” Smith said prior to a Northwest Arkansas Razorback Club meeting on Wednesday. “We’ll just have to wait and see.” [Arkansas Sports 360]
Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville’s business partner was indicted for fraud. John Stroud will go on trial October 1st on charges he sold unlicensed financial products and misused millions of dollars from his clients. Tuberville, however, was not charged in the ordeal. But he and Stroud face a separate civil suit by seven plaintiffs from Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas, alleging the two defrauded investors out of more than $1.7 million. [AL]
Mark Richt’s contract is still unfinished but details emerge. Richt’s base salary of $2.8 million is basically the same as it has been; however, incentive bonuses are doubled. I actually really like this because they are rewarding him for on-the-field success. I’m all about rewarding for success, and I’m quite sure Richt was instrumental in this as well. Three years will be added to his contract, extending him through 2016. DC Todd Grantham received a two-year extension through 2014. [AJC]
LSU OC Greg Studrawa loved the Tigers’ spring practice. He is on record as saying this is the best spring he’s been around as a coach. But don’t think they have forgotten about their national championship egg laying in New Orleans. “In the game of football, if … you lose a game, you always have next week to get the taste out of your mouth. We didn’t have that opportunity,” Studrawa said. “And we lived with that for a long time. It hurt a lot of us — the coaches, the kids — and I think the first time getting back out there to put the pads on, it was a chance for vindication.” [NOLA]