We're less than a month away from the return of SEC football -- sort of, at least. 2011 spring practices start up soon around the conference, with Mississippi State and Georgia the first to get back to work. Georgia's G-Day Game is scheduled for April 16 at 1 pm ET.
Unlike the ACC, most of the SEC starts and ends spring practice in pretty much the same time frame, Missy State and Kentucky excluded. April 16 will be the big day for spring games around the conference, with six teams playing their annual exhibitions on that Saturday, including Alabama's epic A-Day Game and Auburn's likewise-titled spring game, their first as BCS champions.
Why is Vandy playing theirs on a Sunday? Why is Vandy playing theirs on a Sunday indeed.
Florida's spring may be the one most worth monitoring, as they're switching coaches, overhauling their offense, and replacing the usual assortment of NFL Draft talent. Plus it's Florida, so somebody's bound to rack up some criminal charges.
Alabama Crimson Tide
April 16, 2 pm ET
April 9, 1 pm ET
April 16, 1 pm ET
April 9, 3 pm ET
Mississippi St. Bulldogs
South Carolina Gamecocks