In the quest to replace Pete Boone as the next athletics director at Ole Miss, I'm hearing that questionairres have been sent from the search firm Eastman and Beaudine to a list of roughly 10 candidates, names that will soon be presented to the school's AD search committee and then pared down to a group that will be interviewed.
Interviews could begin by the last week of February or the first week of March.
Tulane's Rick Dickson, UAB's Brian Mackin and Central Arkansas's Brad Teague are names with AD experience that have been mentioned. Others being mentioned with experience more in marketing or other business fields include Austin Barbour, Sean Tuohy, Walker Jones, and Charlie Hussey.
Elsewhere in the SEC ...
Alabama takes on No. 12 Florida tonight, and the Crimson Tide will get back two of its key suspended players - guards Trevor Releford and Andrew Steele - who were suspended for the loss at LSU on Saturday. JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell remain suspended.