Published May 2, 2012 - 4:43am
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Gene Chizik wants to name a starting QB sooner rather than later, but he wants to get the right guy. The job is between Clint Moseley and Kiehl Frazier, and Frazier will likely get the nod. Above all, Chizik wants his QB to have mental toughness because SEC fans and defenses can really get into your dome. I like Frazier because he’s a tremendous athlete who can run the option and scramble when the pocket collapses. His throwing might be a work in progress; however, everyone said that Tim Tebow guy couldn’t throw after his freshman year either. [AL.com]
Georgia is expecting everybody who signed in the 2012 recruiting class to report. Last year, Kent Turene did not qualify; therefore, he had to go to prep school and has decided to enroll elsewhere as a partial qualifier. However, Mark Richt expects all 19 signees to enroll this summer when the time comes. It is crucial everyone is in because it was a smaller-than-normal class. [AJC]
Former Georgia and Pittsburgh Steeler WR Hines Ward could come back to coaching at Georgia. This has been talked about for a while now, and Ward would probably love the opportunity to get back into the game from which he just walked away. He would be a dynamite recruiter and coach, especially at Georgia. [Dog Bytes]
Five former LSU Tigers have inked free agent deals with NFL teams. TE DeAngelo Peterson (St. Louis Rams), T-Bob Hebert (St. Louis Rams), Jarrett Lee (San Diego Chargers), James Stampley (Seattle Seahawks) and Will Blackwell (Carolina Panthers) all signed deals with NFL teams. Of the five, I like Peterson and Stampley to make it. [NOLA]
Former Alabama star Billy Neighbors passed away. Neighbors was a star lineman on Bear Bryant’s first national championship team at Alabama. He played both offense and defense, and he anchored a defense that allowed 25 total points and six shutouts in 11 games during the 1961 season. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. [USA Today]