A look at some SEC football tidbits

It is four months before the beginning of Kentucky's 2007 football season. What better time to share a few tidbits about 2007 Southeastern Conference opponents?

Now that we can start the four-month countdown until the start of Kentucky's next football bowl season, what better time to share a few tidbits about 2007 Southeastern Conference opponents:

1. Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden has participated in photo shoots for USA Today, Street and Smith, Lindy's, Hooten's Arkansas Magazine and The Sporting News. He will also be on the cover of the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook. If that's not enough, he has also been chosen for the Playboy All-American team. That's what 4,760 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns going into your senior season can do for you.

2. McFadden is not the only talented returning offensive star at Arkansas. Receiver Marcus Monk leads active SEC players in career scoring receptions with 24.

3. Florida kept its coaching staff intact for the second straight year. That should help a team that returns only six offensive starters and two defensive starters off a national championship team.

4. Georgia could start two seniors, a junior college transfer, a redshirt freshman and a true freshman in the offensive line next season. The Bulldogs will have at least three new starters in the line.

5. LSU came out of spring practice without a clear No. 1 quarterback (remember that situation at UK last year). Instead, Matt Flynn and Ryan Perrilloux both spent time at No. 1 in spring practice.

6. Kentucky is not the only team that could start a former defensive linemen in the offensive line in 2007. LSU has Lyle Hitt and Carnell Stewart, both former defensive linemen, listed as the starting right guard and right tackle, respectively.

7. LSU receiver Jared Mitchell is the starting center fielder on the baseball team and running back/kick returner Trindon Holliday is on the track team. Amazingly, Holliday did not miss a single spring practice and Mitchell was able to practice eight times.

8. Walk-on Brandon McRae, a transfer from Morehead State University, came out of spring practice No. 1 at one receiver spot at Mississippi State. The 6-4 McRae had eight catches for 114 yards in three scrimmages.

9. South Carolina could start two pairs of twins on defense -- Dustin (linebacker) and Jordin (defensive end) Lindsey and linebackers Jasper and Casper Brinkley.

10. Since conference expansion in 1992, Tennessee has a 46-14 SEC road record. That's the best in the league, and a point to remember when Tennessee visits UK.

What does all this mean? Not much, but sometimes meaningless trivia is still fun to know.

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