A footnote at the end of last week’s Southeastern Conference Media Days in Birmingham noted that Dee Ford, a defensive end for the Auburn Tigers, received a nod from the media as a Preseason All-SEC selection.

It is a heady moment for the young man from St. Clair County High School; along with Moody’s Chad Slade, Ford gives St. Clair County strong representation on the Plains these days. We wish them both the best as fall camp opens for the 2013 season.