— South Carolina’s star linebacker Skai Moore will miss the 2016 season with a herniated disc in his neck. As South Carolina has struggled, Moore has been the bright light on the defense. He has led the team in tackles for the last three years, earning second team All-SEC honors last season after finishing third in the league in tackles with 111. The loss is another reason to believe Will Muschamp will struggle in his first year as the Gamecocks’ head coach.
— Auburn isn’t coming East. Even though there were a few hints beforehand that division realignment could be a topic of discussion, Greg Sankey didn’t even entertain the thought. It’s fantastic news for Kentucky. If the proposed switched had occurred, instead of playing Mizzou each year, Auburn would be on the schedule.
— One Giant Satellite Camp. After calling them “unhealthy” for the recruitment process, Sankey is throwing around the idea of holding one massive SEC satellite camp featuring all 14 teams. From SEC Country:
“I would not limit it to one (event),” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said. “We’ve had conversations about conference-sponsored events. We would likely continue that conversation. That doesn’t mean we’re inclined to pursue that idea, but it’s one we already have had our staff engage in a great deal of work to understand what we may or may not do. We’ll see how that discussion develops over time.”
— Hugh Freeze is full of it. After self-imposing penalties for 13 violations last week, the Ole Miss head football coach says he’s “owning” it, but still denying that they cheated.
“Have we made mistakes in recruiting?” Freeze said. “Yes, and we’ve taken steps to make sure we don’t make those same mistakes again. But to say me or anybody on my staff is out there cheating to gain advantage just isn’t true.”
Even though he says not one person on his staff was involved with a payment, Laremy Tunsil begs to differ.