1. SEC 2012 football schedule expected to be released today.
2. Alabama – LSU II is two weeks from tonight. LSU will go 37 days between games – 44 days for Alabama.
3. “There will be a lot more purple and gold and a lot less crimson in the stands than there was the last time.”
4. Meet Alabama first-year offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. ”(W)ithout question, he has head coach written all over him.”
5. Auburn is a three-point favorite as game-week practice gets underway.
6. Mississippi State arrives in Nashville today with bowl week practice starting this afternoon.
7. After two years under center, just how good is Florida quarterback John Brantley?
8. Gator offensive lineman Matt Patchan carries on a family tradition – his dad was a lineman at the University of Miami.
9. Doesn’t sound like Ohio State fans have much enthusiasm for traveling to Florida and playing the Gators.
10. Top priority for the Georgia Bulldogs? Fixing the special teams.
11. Does Derek Dooley need to start selling Tennessee football to the fan base?
12. Both Dooley and former Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton make this writer’s list of Christmas returns.
13. Tennessee has received input from Arkansas on merging separate male and female athletic programs.
14. The future of the Arkansas – Texas A&M neutral site game at Cowboys Stadium could be in jeopardy.
15. Coach James Franklin and intense workouts have Vanderbilt in a bowl game for only the fifth time in school history.
16. Vandy linebacker Chris Marve will finish his college career in front of a hometown crowd.
17. Nebraska alumni have spread their wings in Gamecocks country.
18. UTEP 83 – Auburn 76. Coach Tony Barbee loses to his former team.
19. Ole Miss looks to rebound at Dayton this week after a disappointing double-digit loss to Middle Tennessee State.
20. John Calipari spent a lot of time this past week checking out high school recruits.