SEC Morning Coffee: Alabama's Championship Trophy Shattered

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterApril 17, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 10:   The Coaches' Trophy, awarded to head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game during a press conference on January 10, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Good morning SEC football fans. Here are a few links to get your Tuesday started.

Alabama's 2011 championship was shattered...well, sort of. According to Andrew Gribble of, Alabama's 2011 BCS Championship trophy was accidentally broken by a parent of a current player during the Crimson Tide A-Day festivities.

According to Charles Goldberg of, Auburn head coach Gene Chizik is pleased with his Tigers, after wrapping up spring practice on Monday.

Arkansas players are rallying around the current staff, according to Chris Bahn of

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin isn't going to name a starting quarterback, despite rumblings that Jameill Showers may have the inside track, according to David Harris of the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Robbie Andreu of the Gainesville Sun has five summer suggestions for the Florida Gators.

Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity said that Georgia's strict drug policy will not be adjusted, according to Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald.

Tennessee running back Marlin Lane is back and trying to make an impact for the Vols, according to Austin Ward of the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Jennifer Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader profiles Kentucky running back CoShik Williams, who has gone from walk-on to starter.