SEC Football Morning Coffee: Texas A&M AD Bill Byrne Retiring

Barrett Sallee@BarrettSalleeSEC Football Lead WriterMay 8, 2012

Texas A&M athletics director Bill Byrne
Texas A&M athletics director Bill ByrneAaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images

Good morning, SEC football fans. Here are a few links to kick off your Tuesday.


According to David Harris of the Bryan-College Station Eagle, Texas A&M athletics director Bill Byrne will announce his retirement on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Harris has attempted to figure out how Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin's depth chart looks after spring practice. reported that Auburn offensive lineman Thomas O'Reilly is transferring.

According to the Associated Press, Arkansas' players are adjusting to the different coaching style of new head coach John L. Smith.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin expects to be back from his shoulder surgery when the Tigers open fall camp, according to Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Wes Mitchell of addresses five unanswered questions for South Carolina after spring practice.

Scott Hood of reported that the rivalry between South Carolina and Missouri will feature a trophy called The Battle of Columbia Trophy.

Safety Martavius Neloms emerged as a leader for the Kentucky defense this spring, according to Jennifer Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Dennis Dodd of wraps up spring practice with "25 things after spring ball."