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What to watch in the SEC this spring

What to watch in the SEC this spring

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 23, 2009

What to watch in the SEC this spring

The SEC spring practice slate begins March 3 when South Carolina holds its first workout and will run all the way until April 25 when Kentucky plays its spring game.
Uncertainty at quarterback is once again a big theme across the league. Here are a few things to watch for each team in the SEC this spring:


Spring practice starts: March 25

Spring game: April 18

What to watch:

Now that Dan Mullen is embarking on his head-coaching career at Mississippi State, Scot Loeffler takes over as Florida’s quarterbacks coach. He and quarterback Tim Tebow struck up a good relationship during the recruiting process when Loeffler was at Michigan, so it won’t be like they’re starting anew. The other coaching change is Steve Adazzio taking over as offensive coordinator and the principle playcaller, although Florida coach Urban Meyer said play calling at Florida has and will continue to be very much a team effort.
Don’t feel sorry for the Gators when it comes to having enough offensive weapons, but Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy are gone. Between them, they scored 24 touchdowns last season. This spring will be a good time for some of the other guys to gain Tebow’s trust, especially with Jeffery Demps (groin), Chris Rainey (groin) and Brandon James (foot) all out or limited for spring practice. Can David Nelson continue his momentum after catching touchdown passes in the SEC championship and FedEx BCS National Championship games? A group of receivers who redshirted last season, Frankie Hammond, Jr., Omarius Hines and T.J. Lawrence, will get to show their stuff this spring.

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