1. The lone returning starter among Tennessee’s front seven – Malik Jackson – sprains his right knee.
4. Despite diminishing depth in the backfield, coach Nick Saban says the Tide still has options.
5. Saban is not happy with the media: “Every day, I’m going to post something that’s just total B.S.”
6. How would Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray grade his freshman year?: “If I had to grade myself on my performance, I’d give myself a C, at best,”
8. Georgia’s T.J. Stripling continues to make progress from a serious knee injury suffered last year.
9. Practice gets underway at Ole Miss with a quarterback battle at the top of the agenda.
10. It’s a two-man battle for quarterback at Vanderbilt.
11. The football culture at Vanderbilt is changing.
12. Junior quarterback Morgan Newton is the man at Kentucky.
13. Kentucky freshmen, while off-limits to the media until after the first game, may make an impression before then.
14. Expect Auburn’s Philip Lutzenkirchen will be a focal point of the offense – in the backfield, at wide receiver or as a tight end.
15. Is Gabe Wright the next Nick Fairley at Auburn?
16. With a 1.000 yard rusher, 1.000 yard receiver and 3,000 yard QB all returning, South Carolina becomes the first SEC team ever to pull off that trifecta.
17. South Carolina AD Eric Hyman, rumored to be a possible candidate at Tennessee, gets a $75,000 raise.
19. New Tigers offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa: “Our MO is going to stay exactly the same.”
20. LSU sophomore Tharold Simon will anchor one of the cornerback spots for the Tigers.
21. For the third straight year, Jarrett Lee will enter fall as Jordan Jefferson’s backup.
23. Florida’s Lerentee McCray will play the “buck” position – part linebacker, part defensive end.
25. “Florida is young and largely inexperienced. It will take time for this group to find its identity and, most important, special leaders.”
26. Thanks to Charlie Weis, John Brantley’s confidence is back.
27. Arkansas has put an emphasis on recruiting bigger athletes. “We want tall, long, athletic kids.”
28. Two more dates known on the Razorbacks non-conference basketball schedule.