1. Running back Marlin Lane can return to Tennessee but coach Butch Jones says “criteria” needs to be met to be reinstated.
2. Tennessee’s record for spring game attendance is almost 74,000. If the Vols don’t break it on Saturday, safety Byron Moore says he’s leaving Twitter forever. The Tennessee “drone” in action.
3. Why is ESPN so eager to discredit Auburn when Oregon is the one that’s admitted to “major infractions”?
4. Gus Malzahn on defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson: ”His standards are very high. Just for the basic foundations, techniques, he’s as good as it gets.”
5. About 28,000 tickets sold for Auburn’s spring game on Saturday.
6. When Ole Miss takes the field for the opener against Vanderbilt, what will the depth chart look like?
8. Student body invited to attend LSU’s practice this afternoon.
9. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says his team needs vocal leadership: “So if you don’t want to lead (vocally), it doesn’t matter if you don’t want to lead vocally – guess what, we need you to lead, and this is how you do it.”
10. Renovations underway at Mizzou’s Faurot Field.
11. Progress report on Florida’s quarterbacks – Jeff Driskel the star, Tyler Murphy the surprise.
12. Florida coach Will Muschamp on Ronald Powell, recovering from two ACL injuries. “I saw a guy who handled hardship much better than I would have.”
13. Don’t expect Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley to do much hitting in Saturday’s spring game – still recovering from surgical procedure on his right shoulder. Injuries in the linebacking corps giving Tana Patrick an opportunity.
14. Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore’s bid to recover from a devastating knee injury. ”This is going to be a great story. I promise you that.”
15. Former Tennessee wide Cordarrelle Patterson on ESPN’s Sport Science program.
16. Former Texas A&M and current Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is looking forward to Luke Joeckel possibly being taken No.. 1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs. Why? “Because then I would get to whip his ass twice a year.”
18. Arkansas grants Hunter Mickelson’s scholarship release request – sophomore foward will transfer at the end of the semester. Why he left.
19. Familiar name coming to South Carolina – Reggie Theus, Jr, son of the former NBA player – signs with the Gamecocks.
20. Kentucky assistant coach Rod Strickland is reportedly headed back to his alma mater, DePaul.
21. Video footage of the great Jackie Robinson - as a college football player.
22. Was Michael Jordan the victim of food poisoning during the 1997 NBA Finals?
23. Never to early to start making excuses. The least wedding-friendly Saturdays this fall.
24. For the first time ever, the ACC will hold a championship event in the state of Pennsylvania.