1. Will Muschamp says quarterback Jacoby Brissett has accepted his backup role with the team.
2. With two leading receivers done for the year, Georgia looks to backups and tight ends to pick up the slack.
3. South Carolina D-coordinator Lorenzo Ward is tinkering with his secondary. (Which could get you arrested Alabama, Mississippi or Utah.)
4. Tennessee’s struggling defense will try to prevent Missouri quarterback James Franklin from getting things on track this weekend.
5. Vanderbilt’s Jordan Rodgers is ready to be blitzed at Ole Miss tomorrow.
6. This writer says jeers to Missouri if the Tigers can’t hang 35 points on Tennessee.
7. A pair of Auburn assistants have been on the other side of the AU-Georgia rivalry.
8. O-lineman DJ Fluker has become Alabama’s emotional leader.
9. Bruised Arkansas signal-caller Tyler Wilson prepares to face Carolina’s fearsome pass rush.
10. LSU needs to forget about the loss to Alabama and focus on Mississippi State.
11. Tougher foes have slowed MSU’s ground attack the last two weeks.
12. The same goes for cross-state rivals Ole Miss and its ground game.
13. Texas A&M’s great offense, meet Alabama’s great defense.
14. Alabama looks to thwart Texas A&M’s threat this weekend... and moving forward.
15. Tennessee freshman Deion Bonner will not be charged in connection to an on-campus cell phone theft.
16. This writer would prefer group-think over UT athletic director Dave Hart deciding Derek Dooley’s fate alone.
17. Bobby Petrino is listed by one oddsmaker as the favorite to land the Kentucky job.
18. Here’s more on a report that Auburn president Jay Gogue may form a committee to help review Gene Chizik’s status.
19. There’s more Tommy Tuberville talk in the Natural State.
20. Can today really be the 10th anniversary of LSU’s “The Bluegrass Miracle?”
21. Arkansas’ third-leading receiver won’t come off suspension until the Hogs’ season finale against LSU.
22. Florida is ready to open its season against Georgetown... on an aircraft carrier.
23. UGA AD Greg McGarity likes the direction of Mark Fox’s hoops program.
24. Kentucky’s game with Maryland tonight in Brooklyn is about “winning and learning,” not “winning and losing.”
25. New Carolina coach Frank Martin is looking for answers at point guard.
26. Vandy will be leaning on sophomore Kedren Johnson this season.
28. Year Two of Mike Anderson’s reign brings optimism in Arkansas.
29. Former player Johnny Jones is ready to begin his LSU coaching career tonight.
30. Rick Ray debuts as Mississippi State’s coach tonight.
31. Andy Kennedy begins his seventh season at Ole Miss against Mississippi Valley State.
32. Billy Kennedy and Texas A&M are ready for a fresh start in his second year.
33. Youth should give Auburn some depth in the post this season.
34. Cuonzo Martin likes where his Tennessee program is headed.