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SEC passes regulation to better identify concussions (Yahoo Sports)
The Southeastern Conference is taking steps to better identify concussions. The league passed a regulation Tuesday that requires an independent medical observer for conference and non-conference games beginning next season. Each trained observer - hired by the conference, not the schools - will be stationed in the television replay booth and monitor both sidelines as well as on-field action.
SEC wants 'level playing field' regarding camps, transfers (Yahoo Sports)
The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive football national championships, resides in some of the country's most fertile recruiting grounds and has loads of history and fan support is complaining about being at a competitive disadvantage. SEC coaches and administrators gathered in a lush, beachside resort hotel for their annual spring meetings and the agenda included discussion about evening things out by potentially tweaking rules regarding satellite camps and graduate transfers.
Quarterback competition, not controversy, at Florida State (Yahoo Sports)
Fisher insisted he was comfortable with the mostly inexperienced quarterbacks on Florida State's roster coming out of spring practice, but the opportunity to bring in a player who had performed on big stages and helped his team reach the national championship game was just too good to pass up. ''Has great arm talent, has great feet, has been a winner,'' Fisher said of Golson. It makes too much sense to not bring him on board.'' Golson will have to beat out Sean Maguire, a junior who started one game as Jameis Winston's backup last season and was the No. 1 quarterback for Florida State coming out of spring practice.
Oregon adds Notre Dame transfer Hegarty to bolster OL (Yahoo Sports)
Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Matt Hegarty is transferring to Oregon, where he will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate student. Hegarty played in 34 games for the Fighting Irish, including 11 starts last season moving between guard and center. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder could help fill the spot on Oregon's line left open by the departure of center Hroniss Grasu, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears.
Indiana WR Griffith arrested for driving while intoxicated (Yahoo Sports)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith is out of jail after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.
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