1. Wide receiver Amari Cooper could have an explosive sophomore season after a big first year in the SEC.
2. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has several different options at running back, which is exactly the way he likes it.
3. Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says his unit is “struggling a bit” as it’s been overloaded with information.
4. Highly-touted freshman running back Alex Collins is settling into life at Arkansas.
5. Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen and his wide receivers were on the same page during the first preseason scrimmage.
6. Florida’s Jeff Driskel and South Carolina’s Connor Shaw are two of the nation’s most underrated quarterbacks.
7. LSU running back Jeremy Hill thanked his teammates for their support while he was suspended in the summer.
8. LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis: “We’re replacing talented guys with more talented guys.”
9. Mississippi State defensive end Chris Jones was interviewed by the NCAA regarding Ole Miss’ recruitment of the highly-touted freshman.
10. Here’s an updated injury list for Mississippi State. The wide receivers and tight ends have taken some hits.
11. Freshmen Robert Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell are making an early impact on Ole Miss’ depth chart.
12. Colin Thompson is in the mix at the tight end position for Florida.
13. Florida is loaded at cornerback. “I think our cornerbacks are as good as any in the country,” Florida DC D.J. Durkin said.
14. Georgia defensive end Sterling Bailey is preparing for his first meaningful playing time since high school.
15. What has been settled and what is still undone at Georgia? Seth Emerson takes a look.
16. Tennessee running back Rajion Neal says the Vols’ young wide receivers “are not backing down.”
17. The Vols need someone to emerge and secure the nickelback position.
18. The fourth former Vanderbilt player has turned himself into police to face rape charges.
19. Vanderbilt fans are staying loyal to the football program despite the controversy involving the rape case.
20. The quarterback battle continues as Missouri searches for its starter.
21. Gregg Doyel likes Johnny Manziel the football player. Not so much with Johnny Manziel the person.
22. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says he doesn’t want to catch “Manziel disease” if he becomes a star for the Seminoles.
23. The fates of Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson will be partially decided in the first two weeks of the season.
24. Louisville is the No. 1 team in the country, according to Tim Brando. He ranks Alabama No. 7.
25. Paul Finebaum will return to the radio today. USA Today interviewed some of the show’s popular callers.
26. Fox Sports 1 will launch later this week. Will it be able to challenge ESPN?