1. Three straight losing seasons for Tennessee for the first time since 1909-1911. Derek Dooley on his job status: “That’s not my call. I don’t know how to answer that.”
2. Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl and Beer Barrel just a few of the SEC games on tap next weekend.
3. If Georgia and Alabama win next weekend – SEC championship game a likely BCS championship semi-final game.
5. Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo on the Bulldogs offense: “It’s got a chance to be the best offense we’ve had, but we’ve got to wait until the season’s over.”
6. Liberty Bowl decision could come down to Ole Miss or Missouri - both need wins and both expected to be underdogs next weekend.
7. Jadeveon Clowney didn’t dress for South Carolina Saturday -rested injured foot. “I think he’ll be able to play next week.”
8. New BSC Standings out tonight. ESPN’s Brad Edwards projected Top 5. #1 Notre Dame, #2 Alabama, #3 Georgia, #4 Florida, #5 Oregon.
9. Stewart Mandel: What happens if Notre Dame loses to USC? Look to the Florida – Florida State game.
10. Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett on the SEC following the Bears 52-24 win over Kansas State: “That’s why Texas A&M is doing well in that league,” Bennett said of the SEC. “[Those teams] don’t face anything like us.”
11. More conference realignment – Maryland and Rutgers reportedly in talks to move to Big Ten.
12. Dan Wetzel: “There isn’t a single Big Ten fan base that is excited by the prospect of these schools on their home schedule…”
13. Lombardi Award finalists - three of four from the SEC.
14. Florida plays Middle Tennessee State in Tampa today – a homecoming of sorts for guard Michael Frazier.
15. Gator guard Scott Wilkebin reinstated - won’t start but will play today.
16. Tennessee faces Massachusetts two days after a poor-shooting performance against Oklahoma State. Cuonzo Martin: ”It’s early and that was just one of those days.”
17. Arkansas faces Longwood this afternoon with BJ Young coming off suspension.
18. Former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall will be inducted Sunday night into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.