Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Florida's Davis, Tabor among all-SEC picks

Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis and cornerback Jalen Tabor were named to the coaches' preseason all-SEC teams Thursday.

Davis, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound junior, was second on the team with 98 tackles last season. Tabor, a 6-foot, 199-pound junior, ranked in the top 15 nationally with 18 passes defended as a sophomore.

UF offensive lineman Martez Ivey, defensive lineman Bryan Cox and punter Johnny Townsend were second-team selections.

Third-team picks included Gators offensive tackle David Sharpe, UF defensive backs Marcus Maye and Quincy Wilson and Mississippi State running back/returner Brandon Holloway (Alonso High).

Alabama and LSU each had 13 selections. Coaches could not vote for their players. Full list, For The Record, 4C.

MISSISSIPPI INVESTIGATION: Yahoo reported that the NCAA's investigation of Mississippi has included interviews with players at Auburn and Mississippi State and perhaps at least one more SEC West school about their recruitment by the Rebels. The NCAA had been focusing on former Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. University officials said only that the school is cooperating with the NCAA.

NOTRE DAME ARREST UPDATE: Two women who said they were eyewitnesses when suspended Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler was arrested early Saturday morning dispute police reports that Butler resisted arrest and hit and tackled an officer. Butler's girlfriend, Haleigh Bailey, said he "was abused and wrongly arrested" and that he neither tackled nor hit officer Aaron Knepper. Selina Bell, the fiancee of Irish receiver Torii Hunter Jr., said Butler did not tackle Knepper.

AUBURN: Sean White is the starting quarterback, beating out Jeremy Johnson and John Franklin.

TCU: Kenny Hill is the starting quarterback, beating out Foster Sawyer.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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