1. The SEC’s sports information directors predict a rematch in the conference championship game.
2. SEC coaches are being careful with what they say in this 24/7 media environment.
3. Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson discussed what went wrong during his lone season at Southern Miss.
4. Quarterback guru George Whitfield discussed what Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel needs to improve on before the season.
5. Kicker Andrew Gantz, who previously committes to walk on at Tennessee, has decided to attend Cincinnati.
6. Tennessee’s men’s athletics have reason to be optimistic next year, writes John Adams.
7. Kentucky is ranked No. 101 by USA Today for the upcoming season.
8. Alabama AD Bill Battle discussed his new role with the Crimson Tide after replacing the late Mal Moore.
9. Despite comments made by Ohio State president Gordon Gee, Bret Bielema isn’t a thug after all.
10. Report: Jonas Hayes will become a full-time assistant coach on Mark Fox’s staff at Georgia.
11. Rick Pitino on Gordon Gee: “I have a major problem with him.” It gets better during this radio interview.
12. Rutgers’ handling of the Julie Hermann hire continues to receive criticism.
13. Athlon Sports predicts Clemson will win the ACC championship behind senior quarterback Tajh Boyd.
14. There will be no further action in the Pac-12 officiating dispute with Arizona’s basketball team.
15. Very early preview: The Big Ten has released its 2015 football schedule.