Coffee: Fox and the K-State rumors

Thursday, April 19

Georgia coach Mark Fox said before Wednesday's UGA Alumni Association event in Rome, Ga., that he "didn't have any interest" in the opening at Kansas State created when Frank Martin left to go to South Carolina.

A former K-State assistant coach and native of the state of Kansas, Fox took to Twitter soon after Martin's departure, saying ...

I grew up in Kansas but I plan to grow old in Georgia. Any rumor mentioning me w/another job is false. GO DAWGS!

“Let me just say the rumor of it was already hurting our recruiting," Fox explained Wednesday, "so I needed to put that to bed as immediately as I could. I didn’t have any interest. It’s a terrific school, but I had no interest in pursuing that. The rumor was just too strong. That’s why I did that.”

The Wildcats ultimately hired former Illinois coach Bruce Weber to replace Martin.

Meanwhile, one of Fox's closest friends did leave the conference recently, with Trent Johnson leaving LSU for TCU.

"He could have easily stayed and had success," Fox said of Johnson, "but after discussing it with him, I wasn’t surprised.”

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ON THE AGENDA

THURSDAY
-Softball: ALABAMA (8 p.m.)
-Men's Tennis: SEC tournament in Starkville, Miss.
-Women's Tennis: SEC tournament in Oxford, Miss.

FRIDAY
-Baseball: at Florida (7 p.m.)
-Men's Golf: SEC championships in St. Simons Island, Ga.
-Women's Golf: SEC championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
-Gymnastics: NCAA championships in Duluth, Ga.
-Softball: ALABAMA (6:30 p.m.)
-Men's Tennis: SEC tournament in Starkville, Miss.
-Women's Tennis: SEC tournament in Oxford, Miss.

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LINK(S) OF THE DAY

After missing out on the Eastern Division title with a 5-0 division record last season, Steve Spurrier wants to discuss at the SEC spring meetings the idea of picking division champs based on divisional records and not overall conference records.

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TWEET(S) OF THE DAY

I'm a sponge, knowledge and wisdom, I absorb fast. I'm in a class by myself, you do the math..

LB Jarvis Jones

I love riding my scooter in the rain and then having 2 sit through class all day soaking wet #studentathleteproblems

OL Austin Long

I feel like the closer I get to my car the harder it rains!

FB Zander Ogletree

Girls wearing shorts and rain boots.. I like

OL Mark Beard

Tired of this dude on FB tagging me in all this Auburn crap... Get that off my wall I'm a Dawg 100%!!

OL commit Aulden Bynum

My aunt sent me a check in the mail *starts dancing*

TE Jay Rome

I still don't know why you picked me god out of everyone In the world

Top 2013 recruit Robert Nkemdiche

Morning QB workout with Sherman. Best workout I have had since last may

QB Aaron Murray

You only got one life to live better live it why you here

RB Ken Malcome

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