1. Kirk Herbstreit thinks Kentucky should look at Vanderbilt coach James Franklin as a model for its next hire. “He’s a recruiter. He’s relentless in recruiting. I think that’s what Kentucky needs to find.” 14 potential candidates.
3. Boom or bust for Georgia. ”Win out and play for a national championship or at worst the Sugar Bowl.”
4. It’s a four-letter word to Vanderbilt coach James Franklin - bowl.
5. Despite four interceptions Saturday, teammates of Mizzou quarterback James Franklin have his back. T.J. Moe: “The kid came out breathing fire. … He’s the only reason offensively we were in that game.”
6. With lineman Justin Britt lost for the season with a knee injury – Mizzou will have only one lineman start every game this year - true freshman Evan Boehm.
7. Florida freshman defensive tackle Jafar Mann will transfer. Will Muschamp: “He and I agreed that it’s time for him to move on.”
8. Seven probables – one questionable - Gators getting healthy.
9. Listed a suspect in a cell phone theft, Tennessee freshman Deion Bonner hasn’t been arrested or charged. Remains on team.
11. A few more milestones for Steve Spurrier. He’ll coach his 100th game at South Carolina Saturday. If the Gamecocks win out, he’ll eclipse the school record for career coaching victories.
12. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze wants to correct breakdowns: “Georgia had 76 plays. Eight of the 76 accounted for 278 yards…If you look at the other 68 plays, our defense played outstanding. “
14. Arkansas coach John L. Smith on suspended linebacker Terrell Williams” If you have that little compassion, respect, love for your teammates, it’s hard for me to show compassion, love for you, if that makes sense.”
15. Rumored to be out with a broken ankle, LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander tweeted Monday: “Good news I can play in 2 to 3 weeks !!!”
16. After the loss to Alabama, new perspective at LSU. Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger: “A 10-2 season is a pretty dang good season. Ten wins is very hard to come by when you play in a league like this.”
17. Despite two straight losses, don’t expect any major overhauls at Mississippi State. Dan Mullen: ”When you make a mistake against quality teams it costs you.”
18. Nick Saban on the Crimson Tide pass defense against LSU: “We just didn’t play very well.”
19. Alabama second-team quarterback Blake Sims will play the role of Johnny Manziel in practice this week.
20. Saban on Manziel: “(T)his guy reminds me of Doug Flutie.”
21. Will Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier leave early for the NFL? “I don’t know.”
22. When weighing the Auburn vs. Tennessee jobs, does Auburn have a more reasonable fan base?
23. The movement to save Auburn A.D. Jay Jacobs.
24. Alabama- LSU and the anatomy of a game-winning play.
25. When it comes to Auburn – Georgia – Deep South’s oldest rivalry - the script has flipped from two years ago.
26. When it comes to the new playof format, the SEC and Big Ten are on one side – the Pac-12 and Big 12 on the other.
27. One man’s BCS bowl projections.
29. Arkansas hits triple-digits in its final exhibition game.
30. Kentucky has a 52-8 run in its exhibition victory.
31. Tennessee puts away Victory with a 61-31 second half.
32. LSU pulls away late to win by double-digits in its exhibition game.
33. Auburn coach Tony Barbee on the team’s Monday night exhibition victory: “I’m glad this wasn’t a 50-point blow out.”
34. Vanderbilt projected starting center Josh Henderson ran the floor well in Monday’s exhibition game. He’s coming off two surgeries on his foot in the last 11 months.
35. Three players missed the Ole Miss exhibition victory Monday night – one suspended, one injured and one with “an academic issue…”
36. Alabama faces Stillman in an exhibition game tonight.
37. John Clay’s preseason top 25: “Don’t expect this UK team to be as talented or as tough as last year’s model…”
38. High expectations at Florida this year.
39. Best college games before Christmas.