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Tuesday morning one-liners

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Meandering our way through the offseason, a single one-liner at a time…

— Michigan landing a verbal commitment from the nation’s No. 2 recruit could have a national impact for the Wolverines.

— The San Antonio Express-News writes that Everett Golson‘s departure from Notre Dame could help Oklahoma steal a late-September win over the Irish.

— During the Big 12’s annual spring meetings this week, it’s expected record revenue disbursement for conference members will be announced.

— In other conference spring meeting news, the football schedule, television and bowl tie-ins will be on the SEC’s agenda.

Johnny Manziel‘s Heisman and Cotton Bowl success makes SEC move sweet for Texas A&M.

Butch Jones talks of rebuilding the Tennessee Volunteers brick by brick.

— Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend has intrigued at least one four-star recruit.

— Oklahoma has self-reported some secondary violations. The horror! 

— The top-rated offensive tackle in the Class of 2014, West Monroe (La.) (Hey, jack) high schooler Cameron Robinson, says Alabama and LSU are the only two schools he’s considering.

— (Writer’s note: indulge me for a minute) Former Oklahoma State and current NFL quarterback Brandon Weeden significantly and consistently out drove former OSU and current pro golfer Rickie Fowler at a recent golf outing, which as a Cleveland Browns fan makes me feel very confident for our upcoming home games at Augusta.

SEC shut out of AP top five for first time in half a decade

Stephen F. Austin visits Amon G. Carter Stadium to play the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs.
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The polls are meaningless. Especially any poll that isn’t the College Football Playoff top 25 and even then, as the TCU learned late last season, even the penultimate ranking is as meaningless as the paper they’re metaphorically written on.

Still, they’re catnip to college football fans and observers. Place them in front of us and we can’t help but gnaw on them.

And with that said, a bit of milestone was reached in Sunday’s Associated Press Top 25, as the SEC was completely shut out of the top five.

That group breaks down as follows:

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Baylor
  4. Michigan State
  5. Utah

An SEC free top five hasn’t happened in nearly five full years; October 10, 2010 was the last time such a thing occurred. Oddly enough, two of the same five culprits occupied that ranking as well:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Oregon
  3. Boise State
  4. TCU
  5. Nebraska

Underscoring the lesson of the first paragraph, eventual national champion Auburn checked in at No. 6. Those Tigers moved up a spot the following week and never looked back.

None of this means anything at all, until it does. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun along the way.

Georgia loses ILB Reggie Carter for the season

Reggie Carter, Charone Peake
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After battling to get on the field throughout the season’s first five weeks, Georgia is shutting down inside linebacker Reggie Carter for the rest of the year, Dawgs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Sunday evening.

Carter fought shoulder problems throughout the year, and saw action in only one of Georgia’s first five games. A junior, Carter will be eligible for a medical redshirt.

The Snellville, Ga., native recorded 28 tackles in 12 appearances in 2014 and eight tackles in eight appearances as a freshman in 2013. UAB transfer Jake Ganus started in the spot many pegged to Carter before injure ruptured his season.

Carter totaled two stops in one appearance this season.