Published May 3, 2012 - 4:38am
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Former Alabama QB Greg McElroy has been working out with former Florida QB Tim Tebow for the NY Jets. McElroy is the third-stringer for the Jets right now, and Tebow looks to battle for the starting job. “It’s really great to have Tim up here,” McElroy said. “It’s been a lot of fun working together. Obviously, we were bitter rivals on opposite sidelines for a number of years. Now that we’re removed from it, we both respect the game a lot. We both like to prepare in a similar way. We both have a great passion.” [AL.com]
LSU-Arkansas is officially set for post-Thanksgiving broadcast on CBS. The game will be played in Fayetteville for the first time since 1992. Last season, LSU beat the Hogs by 24. Both teams will be in the top 15, if not 10, when the season kicks off. [Arkansas Sports 360]
Auburn LB coach Bobby Thigpen thinks there is a bright future ahead for the Tigers. He spoke at a Mobile Auburn Club recently. “We played with the youngest group in all of college football last season, and not only do we get these kids back for this season, we get them back their junior and seniors seasons and that’s the key.” It’s very key. [AL.com]
Will Muschamp says the Gators are more physical running the football than a year ago at this point. That’s great news to Gator fans because the running game last year was putrid. Jitterbugs Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey struggled running between the tackles, and the bigger back, Mike Gillislee, did not get enough playing time for a large enough sample size. The Gators will have about four running backs who will compete for playing time. [GatorSports]
There are some questions in the Texas A&M two-deep at WR. The main staple at WR is senior Ryan Swope. After Swope, it gets a little blurry. Uzoma Nwachukwu did not distance himself from the herd this spring. Nate Agnew had problems with the heat after week one, and LaKendrick Williams and Brandal Jackson are just bodies right now. Malcome Kennedy, Mike Evans and Kenric McNeal should be okay in Kevin Sumlin’s system. But there are big questions surrounding this position. [Aggie Sports]