SEC Headlines 1/9/2012

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1. Circle the date – September 14th, 2013. The national champs vs. the Heisman Trophy winner - Alabama travels to Texas A&M.

2. One columnist’s 2013 rankings put Alabama No. 1 and Texas A&M No. 4.

3. Nick Saban is looking forward to building an offense around AJ McCarron: “I think AJ can be a really good player, maybe the best quarterback in the country next year.”

4. Alabama center Barrett Jones is having surgery on his foot today.  He signed with agent Jimmy Sexton on Tuesday.

5. Because of disciplinary or academic issues, three true freshmen at Tennessee won’t be coming back. Vols unofficial tally is 62 scholarship players returning.

6. Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett won’t visit Tennessee but is considering Arkansas, according to his high school coach.

7. Former Tennessee cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley reportedly headed to Kentucky for the same position.

8. LSU offensive lineman Chris Davenport will transfer to Tulane for his senior year.

9. Three Florida players had minor surgeries this week - all expected back for spring practice.

10. What’s the status of Florida heading into 2013?  ”This is a Florida team that will be very much in transition as it moves forward into Will Muschamp’s third season.”

11. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray on his decision to return for his senior year: “I pretty much knew all along, deep down inside, that I wanted to come back.”

12. Backup quarterback Hutson Mason “frustrated” but “not giving up on dreams.”

13. Thanks to Ole Miss fans, the BBVA Compass Bowl made the largest single-season attendance jump of any bowl this year – moving from 30th place to ninth.

14. Mississippi State fans give the team a C+ after an 8-5 season.

15. Because you can never have enough postseason awards – the USA Today all-bowl team is headlined by Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

16. College football fans say South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney is the All-American Player of the Year.

17. Confirmed – Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl as sites for college football’s first semifinal playoffs. An announcement on the location of the final (expected to be Cowboys Stadium) will come no later than April.

18. BCS Championship game dates through 2026.

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