1. “If keeping it close is the goal, then Derek Dooley’s time in Knoxville is closer to being done than anyone realizes.”
2. When it comes to story lines, don’t forget about Alabama-turned-Tennessee-back-to-Alabama coach Lance Thompson.
3. Just about anywhere you look – Alabama has the advantage.
4. One matchup to watch – Alabama’s cornerbacks vs. Tennessee’s receivers.
Georgia at Kentucky
5. Georgia’s defense hasn’t lived up to its billing – but its freshman class has.
7. Expect to see Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton share time with freshman Jalen Whitlow
8. Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson took advantage of an inexperienced Kentucky secondary, can Aaron Murray do the same?
MTSU at Mississippi State
9. Win tonight and Mississippi State will be 7-0 heading into the Alabama game.
10. MTSU coach Rick Stockstill on the Bulldogs: “They are really, really good.”
11. One reason why – vastly improved passing game.