SEC Football Morning Coffee: Alabama Picked by Conference SIDs to Win West

Barrett SalleeFeatured Columnist IVNovember 17, 2016

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 5:  The Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate as confetti falls after their 32-13 win against the Florida Gators during the SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome on December 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Good morning SEC football fans. Here are a few links to get your Monday started.


According to The Birmingham News, the 14 SEC Sports Information Directors (SIDs) voted Alabama as the favorite to win the SEC West. Meanwhile, Georgia and South Carolina were picked to tie atop the East.

Cornerback Jahmere Irvin-Sills from Bear, Del. committed to the Auburn Tigers over the weekend, according to Jay G. Tate of the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.

Arkansas and Texas A&M teamed up to co-sponsor the amendment that allows teams to host recruits on official visits at neutral site games, according to Chris Bahn of

Florida defensive tackle Leon Orr had his deferred prosecution for possession revoked following an arrest for driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to His court date is set for June 21.

Long snapper Matt Giampapa is transferring from Michigan State to Tennessee, according to the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel.

The SEC's spring meetings and celebration this week of Missouri and Texas A&M as its new members have impressed officials from both schools, according to Dave Matter of the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.