Tyler Smith says more to his story

The ex-UT basketball player is working to put his life back on track after arrest that led to his dismissal from team.

PULASKI, Tenn. -- Tyler Smith, Tennessee's top-rated basketball player, said he bought the gun that brought down his college career because someone had threatened to kill his 3-year-old son. He's never said that before. And he still won't go to the police.

Marcus Thornton, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward from Atlanta Westlake, signed Wednesday with Georgia.

Georgia's Ten Man

Richt wants Bulldogs back on top

Mark Richt has a problem most college football coaches would envy, but it's still a problem.

Georgia picked up its ninth football commitment for the 2011 signing class and its eighth from within the state when receiver Justin Scott-Wesley made a nonbinding pledge Saturday afternoon.

Of the 90 wins Mark Richt has compiled in nine seasons as Georgia's football coach, none have been more meaningful than his third.

Sterling Bailey became Georgia's eighth football commitment for the 2011 signing class Friday night when he made a nonbinding pledge at East Hall High School in Gainesville, Ga.

Georgia redshirt junior quarterback Logan Gray announced Wednesday that he will remain with the Bulldogs after contemplating the past few weeks whether to transfer.

New Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley visited with Volunteers fans on the Big Orange Caravan stop Thursday at The Chattanoogan hotel.

Spurrier still fit

SEC's oldest coach going strong at 65

When 68-year-old Rich Brooks stepped aside in January as Kentucky's football coach, handing the keys to offensive coordinator and "coach in waiting" Joker Phillips, it left the Southeastern Conference with an unlikely eldest statesman.

New University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley has experienced the fan tour before.

"I was here last year for Lane Kiffin," Rice said at the Big Orange Caravan stop in Chattanooga. "I sure hope Derek Dooley stays longer."

History tells us that you would enjoy more job security under Donald Trump, George Steinbrenner or the "Dancing with the Stars" panel than as a Southeastern Conference head football coach.

University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley is scheduled to come to Chattanooga today.

Alabama CBS's No. 1 team also

<strong>Network will show Crimson Tide six times, maybe seven, in 2010</strong>

With Alabama expected to start the 2010 college football season as the nation's No. 1 team, the Crimson Tide are also No. 1 on the CBS radar.

Alabama wasn't the only winner during the 2009 college football season.

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