- It's hard to believe but we're barely more than a week away from Southeastern Conference Football Media Days in Birmingham, Ala. With the annual event scheduled for next week (July 21-23), the SEC announced Tuesday who each team will bring to the event. Schools will now bring three players instead the previous two. Representing Kentucky on July 21 will be do-everything Randall Cobb, tailback Derrick Locke and defensive end DeQuin Evans. I'm planning on heading down to the event this year for coverage, so stay tuned next week. The full list of participants is below:
Alabama: RB Mark Ingram / LB Dont'a Hightower / QB Greg McElroy
Arkansas: QB Ryan Mallett / TE D.J. Williams / DE Jake Bequette
Auburn: OT Lee Ziemba / LB Josh Bynes / DB Aairon Savage
Florida: C Mike Pouncey / DE Justin Trattou / SAF Ahmad Black
Georgia: WR A.J. Green / P Drew Butler / FB Shaun Chapas
Kentucky: WR-QB-PR-KOR Randall Cobb / DE DeQuin Evans / TB-KOR Derrick Locke
LSU: QB Jordan Jefferson / LB Kelvin Sheppard / CB Patrick Peterson
Ole Miss: DT Jerrell Powe / DE Kentrell Lockett / OT Bradley Sowell
Mississippi State: DB Charles Mitchell / QB Chris Relf / OL Quentin Saulsberry
South Carolina: FB Patrick DiMarco / LB Shaq Wilson / DE Cliff Matthews
Tennessee: TE Luke Stocker / DE Chris Walker / LB Nick Reveiz
Vanderbilt: LB Chris Marve / RB-RS Warren Norman / LB John Stokes
- Another nugget from Chris Low of ESPN.com. In light of the MLB All-Star game scheduled to take place Tuesday night, Low has created a mythical All-Star team in the SEC. Low breaks the teams into two divisions, east and west, and comes up with who he believes are the best players at each position. Four Kentucky players made the list, including offensive lineman Stuart Hines, linebacker Danny Trevathan, defensive end DeQuin Evans and punt returner Randall Cobb.
- And of course, the big news, which was just announced moments ago, is that Greg Nord (pictured above) has officially been announced as UK's special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. Nord replaces longtime coach Steve Ortmayer. Nord, a UK alumnus, rejoins UK after previous stints at East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Illinois. He was also a former UK player and assistant coach under coaches Jerry Claiborne and Fran Curci. Check out the home page for the full release. Also, Nord will be available to the media Wednesday afternoon so check back in the evening for a video interview.