SEC Football Morning Coffee: Authorities Searching for Auburn Shooting Suspect

Barrett SalleeSEC Football Lead WriterJune 11, 2012

AUBURN - OCTOBER 16:  An Auburn cheerleader runs in the end zone with the Auburn flag after a touchdown during the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Good morning, SEC football fans. Here are a few links to get your Monday started.


A manhunt is underway for Desmonte Leonard, according to Leonard is charged with killing three people Saturday night in at an apartment complex in Auburn, including former Auburn football players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, and Auburn resident DeMario Pitts.

Current Auburn offensive lineman Eric Mack was shot in hip during the incident. Mack was released from the hospital on Sunday and says that the incident still seems "unreal," according to Emery Glover of the Orangeburg (S.C.) Times and Democrat.

Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News writes that the shooting in Auburn isn't about football, it's about lives.

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long confirmed that uniform changes are on the way, but tradition will not be abandoned in the process, writes Chris Bahn of

Ole Miss is happy to keep Vanderbilt as its permanent cross-division rival, writes Hugh Kellenberger of the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

Mississippi State got a commitment from 6'4", 305-pound offensive lineman Deon Mix. It's Mississippi State's third commitment since last Thursday, writes Brandon Marcello of the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

Alabama officially came off probation from the 2007 textbook scandal on Sunday, writes Don Kausler, Jr. of

Naim Mustafaa's commitment to Georgia gives the Bulldogs 20 verbal commitments in the class of 2013, writes Dean Legge of the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald.

Vanderbilt's athletic facilities are getting a makeover, writes Jeff Lockridge of The Tennessean.