September 27, 2007

Auburn: Back In Blackmon

Auburn has been missing starting linebacker Tray Blackmon for the last three weeks, but with their biggest game of the young season scheduled for Saturday, when the Tigers travel to Gainesville to face No. 4 Florida, Auburn will have Blackmon back in the mix. The timing could not be better for the 6-foot, 223-pound linebacker, who had his first career game a year ago against the Gators. In that contest, he recovered a fumble and had a 22-yard return on the play, an effective SEC welcome for the then-freshman. Although he may not start this week, having him available to play will be a big boost for the Tigers, especially with fellow linebacker Merrill Johnson staying home to nurse a hurt shoulder.

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August 29, 2007

Arkansas: Monk Under the Knife, Again

Arkansas receiver Marcus Monk hasn't slept much recently. The Razorbacks' leading receiver already knew that he'd be out for the season opener against Troy this Saturday, but things have gone from bad to worse. After the pain in his knee wouldn't go away on Monday night and he couldn't straighten his leg early Tuesday morning, the school's all-time leader in TD receptions underwent his second arthroscopic surgery in the last 30 days on his right knee, which sets him back at least another game - he'll most likely watch the Alabama matchup from the sideline.

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August 05, 2007

Slow out of the Gate

Practices began across the country this past weekend, and most players were pumped to be back in pads. The less fortunate were stalking the sidelines, still hampered by lingering injuries or cursing themselves for developing new ones. Here's quick rundown on who got 2007 off on the wrong foot.

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