John Chavis got the opportunity to address his pending legal issues on Thursday, not that Texas A&M’s new defensive coordinator went into much detail about the legal wrangling over whether he owes LSU a buyout after joining Kevin Sumlin’s coaching staff in January. The gruff veteran coach immediately shot down questions about the subject when asked about the issue following Thursday’s practice. (Here’s video of Chavis’ interview). The longtime SEC assistant was very complimentary of Texas A&M and the resources at the program’s disposal in his first media appearance. But he clearly didn’t want to discuss the lawsuit, which has been a bitter subject over the last week -- particularly in Baton Rouge. It’s an unusual story even by the always-dramatic SEC’s standards. If you haven’t been keeping up, here is an SB Nation recap of the issue.
Ole Miss wrapped up this week’s batch of NFL pro days on Thursday by hosting scouts in Oxford. The big story was how All-America safety Cody Prewitt improved upon the disappointing 40-yard dash time he ran at the NFL combine, and he wasn’t the only Rebel who potentially made himself some money. According to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt, cornerback Senquez Golson and little-known defensive end Carlos Thompson also helped their causes with impressive performances in Thursday’s workouts.
Around the SEC
Continuity was the key word as Butch Jones brought on Mike DeBord as his new offensive coordinator at Tennessee.
SI.com’s Zac Ellis lists the big question facing each SEC program entering spring practice.
Kentucky expects a jolt from 18 players who redshirted last season when it opens spring practice on Saturday.
What are the positions of strength and positions of need for Missouri as the Tigers prepare to open spring pratice?
Auburn opens spring practice next week. Here is a look at the Tigers’ crew of wide receivers.
TideSports.com looks at the linebackers at Alabama, which must replace two starters at the position, ahead of spring practice.
Tweet of the day
Heard 'Bama's Nick Saban speak today at a seminar on leadership. Incredible. If he recruits me, I'm going. Doesn't matter where.
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) March 5, 2015