Published May 29, 2012 - 4:07am
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Mike Slive does, in fact, oppose the Pac-12′s suggestion of a “plus-one” championship. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said the fact the SEC and the Big 12 agreed upon their own bowl game brings the “plus-one” argument back. Slive said the “plus-one” would narrow the postseason in a way that’s not necessarily in the best interests of the conferences. I want a playoff, not a plus-one format, and I think 95 percent of America is with me. [AL]
Arkansas has started the process to replace the position held by Jessica Dorrell. The Hogs are looking to hire an “on-campus recruiting coordinator”. She was hired over 158 other applicants and made $55,000 per year. The duties for the new gig include oversight of football website and working as football liaison with academics. [Arkansas Sports 360]
Auburn’s Big Cat weekend included visits from five-star DT Montravius Adams and RB Ryan Green. Adams was the only five-star visitor of the weekend, and this was the third trip he has made to Auburn but did not commit. He spent extra time with the coaching staff. Adams knows that the Tigers will be in it until the end. [AL]
Will Muschamp has officially wound down on his off-season booster club tour. He has been on 10 of them, but it has felt like more. His last stop was in Fort Walton Beach. As May evaluations for recruiting classes are winding down, Muschamp is getting anxious for the start of summer camp, which is just around the corner. [Gator Sports]
Kentucky football will be very interesting this season, even if last season was a total letdown. When Kentucky’s head coaches have had their backs against the wall, they have surprised you. Guy Morriss went 2-9 as Kentucky’s interim head coach in 2001, and the very next season when it seemed all hope was lost, he won seven games. Joker Phillips is 11-14 in his first two seasons, and the wolves are howling at him this year. He has to show improvement. [Kentucky]
Tyler Bray was invited to the Manning Passing Academy. Bray, along with Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson and Logan Thomas, will attend the July camp at Nicholls State headed by Archie Manning. The three senior associate directors of the camp are obviously Cooper, Peyton and Eli Manning. Eli and Peyton now have three Super Bowls between them. This is an honor for the Vol quarterback to be included. [Times Free Press]