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Aaron Torres Podcast Ep. 314: Dan Mullen fallout, SEC hoops preview + Rick Barnes joins the show

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means, a bonus edition of the Aaron Torres Podcast. Aaron discusses the fallout at Florida, where Dan Mullen was hit with a $25,000 fine and explains why that wasn’t enough, before he turns his attention to basketball. With the season just a few weeks from tipping off, he previews the SEC and then is joined by Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

Dan Mullen fallout and SEC hoops preview: Aaron opens the show by discussing the fallout surrounding at Florida, where Dan Mullen was fined $25,000 for his role in an on the field brawl with Missouri (5:00). Aaron explains why, in a fall where the SEC has come down hard on coaches across the league, the fine wasn’t nearly enough punishment. Then Aaron begins his college hoops season preview coverage by talking SEC. He shares all the big storylines, the teams to watch and why he believes Kentucky has the slight edge going into the season over Tennessee.

Rick Barnes joins the show: Aaron then continues his coverage of the SEC, when he is joined by Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes (35:30). Coach Barnes has a loaded team that many believe is maybe the best in the league alongside Kentucky, and Barnes discusses it all in a wide-ranging conversation. Coach Barnes shares insight on his team, discusses his loaded freshman class, and if it is possible Tennessee is receiving *too* much hype considering they weren’t even a projected tourney team last year. Then he talks about the struggles of scheduling and the one big thing that could shake-up college basketball this year that no one is talking about.

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Article written by Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is covering football and basketball for KSR this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at [email protected] He is also the author of the only book written on the Calipari era, “One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats.”