Published February 21, 2012 - 5:50am
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1. Alabama signee Dalvin Tomlinson recently won the Georgia Class AAA state heavyweight championship in wrestling. Tomlinson is 6’3″, 270lbs; so, I should hope he could pin you for nine seconds. If that’s not enough, he finished 49-0 as a senior and has a career record of 169-2. I would like to meet the young man who defeated Tomlinson twice in his career. He will be a beast in Tuscaloosa for Alabama in the future. [AL.com]
2. Georgia is close to offering multi-year scholarships in the SEC. I think everyone agrees that all SEC schools will in the future as well. Georgia voted against the NCAA last week in support of the multi-year scholarship that gives schools the option to offer scholarships that are for longer than only one year. To add to that, Auburn and Florida both offered multi-year scholarships this past signing day. [Athens Banner-Herald]
3. Early SEC Heisman odds have been cast, and below are four SEC players who have the best odds: 1. Aaron Murray 12:1; 2. Marcus Lattimore 12:1; 3. Tyler Wilson 15:1; 4. AJ McCarron 30:1. Let’s remember that Georgia and Aaron Murray play a very soft schedule in 2012, and I’m sure that schedule helps Murray’s chances. USC’s Matt Barkley is tops on the list. [ArkansasSports360]
4. Arkansas and Texas A&M will play a two-game home-and-home series before returning to Cowboys Stadium at JerryWorld. Arkansas will take its first trip to College Station since 1991, when both the Aggies and the Razorbacks were in the Southwest Conference. This will be a fun series, no doubt. [Aggie Sports]
5. Auburn has tentatively set a start date of March 21st for start of spring practice, with April 14th being the day for the A-Day Game. The A-Day Game will be held at Jordan-Hare Stadium, but the Tigers plan to end spring practice on April 16th, two days past the A-Day Game. Auburn will be breaking in a new offensive coordinator in Scot Loeffler and defensive coordinator in Brian VanGorder. [Al.com]
6. Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden spoke to the media about moving into the SEC and what effect it will have on the university and its fans. Alden spoke of rising ticket prices, except for faculty and students. The ticket prices are said to be in the middle of the pack for the SEC. The Tiger logo in the middle of the football field will get an upgrade at a cost of $1.5 million over the summer, and SEC logos will be added. The diamonds in the endzones will read “Mizzou” and not “Missouri” in the future as well, among other changes. [Kansas City Star]