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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi, Auburn and South Carolina will be the final three teams to step up to the podium at SEC media days. The Rebels will likely be the main attraction in Hoover, Alabama _ mostly because of their off-the-field issues. The Rebels are in the midst of an NCAA investigation that's lasted nearly five years. Ole Miss is charged with 21 violations that include academic, booster and recruiting misconduct.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Gus Malzahn and Kevin Sumlin got their Southeastern Conference head coaching tenures off to blazing starts. They're both facing a different kind of heat now. Sumlin said at SEC media days that nothing changes for him. The coach said no one puts more pressure on him that he puts on himself.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama might have a new offseason mantra: Don't waste a failure. The Crimson Tide has had six months to contemplate what went wrong in the national championship game, when Clemson won with a last-second touchdown against the nation's best defense.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Former Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has filed a civil lawsuit against the university and its athletics foundation, alleging a breach of his severance agreement because of false statements he says school officials made during an ongoing NCAA investigation. The lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages was filed in federal court in Mississippi.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin understands he is a must-win situation this year or this could be his last season with the Aggies. Sumlin said at Southeastern Conference media days that he has emphasized throughout the offseason the need to finish strong and being "a tougher football team." Texas A&M has started fast the past three seasons before slumping to 8-5 records each time.
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