1. A question at LSU. Will Les Miles grant offensive coordinator Cam Cameron the same autonomy he does defensive coordinator John Chavis? ”Miles has been guilty of meddling in the past.”
2. Could true freshman Ethan Pocic earn the starting center job at LSU?
3. Lineman Austin Long has lost his academic eligibility at Georgia.
4. What is South Carolina trying to do with quarterbacks Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson? “If we tell you guys (the media), we might as well tell the whole world.”
5. Your reaction to Tennessee’s new uniforms may come down to how old you are. Depending on how the Vols play, Butch Jones will be viewed as a “clueless maverick” or a “creative genius.”
6. Texas A&M University System chancellor John Sharp is defending Johnny Manziel: “I don’t believe the stories I hear from ticket brokers and people like that.” ESPN analyst Desmond Howard: ”They didn’t do this with Terrelle Pryor or A.J. Green.”
7. Florida defensive end Dante Fowler on 6-8, 363 pound offensive lineman Trenton Brown: “I never want Trenton to fall on me. If he does, I’m pretty sure my body will be imprinted in the grass.”
8. Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash on defensive tackle Darius Philon: “He’s actually been one of the more surprise players here in training camp…”
9. The formidable challenge facing Gus Malzhan always comes back to a certain in-state rival: “If possible, Alabama’s stronger now than it was when Malzahn took the Auburn job eight months ago.”
10. Nick Saban on junior offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio: “I don’t think I’ve seen anybody more dedicated or determined, work harder.”
11. Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee on Kiehl Frazier’s transition to safety: ”He’s a phenomenal athlete. I think being a quarterback will help him pick things up pretty quick.”
12. Expect Vanderbilt to expand the offensive playbook this fall.
13. Lacking depth at the position, Ole Miss tries to creative in its approach to tight ends.
14. Missouri senior receiver L’Damian Washington has gone from 160 to 200 pounds in the last four years. ”I think a lot of that credit goes to (strength) coach (Pat) Ivey, putting on 40 pounds (on me) and getting (me) faster. That’s remarkable.” Bruised his heel this morning.
15. Senior Raymond Sanders the likely starter at running back for Kentucky.
16. Tennessee coach Butch Jones says junior cornerback Riyahd Jones may be out a while with a calf injury. “It could be a couple of months.”
17. Alabama freshman running back Alvin Kamara had his knee scoped Thursday – expected back in a couple of weeks.
18. Trio of freshmen steal the show at Thursday night’s Mississippi State scrimmage.
19. More than a thousand fans turn out to watch Florida practice Thursday night. Gators freshman defensive back Vernon Hargreaves has a sprained shoulder.
20. Florida coach Will Muschamp on today’s scrimmage: ”This is going to be moving day for a lot of guys.”
21. Georgia starting free safety Tray Matthews returns to practice – limited by shoulder and hamstring injuries. Freshman outside linebacker Leonard Floyd drawing attention from coaches.
22. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin still hasn’t determined second phase of punishment for projected defensive starters Deshazor Everett and Floyd Raven Sr. Three quarterbacks battling to back up Johnny Manziel.
23. Gus Malzahn was asked if Auburn defensive lineman Dee Ford’s knee injury will cause him to miss the season-opener: ”I would definitely hope not.”
24. There’s a battle for one spot along South Carolina’s defensive line.
25. Battle for defensive tackle spot at Vanderbilt. “It’s a heated battle, and I love it.”
26. SEC BeachFest this weekend in Gulf Shores.
27. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says college players like Johnny Manziel should get paid. ”The universities are making a lot of money off of student-athletes in general. So, yeah, he should be able to make money.”
28. Louisville A.D. Tom Jurich on keeping coach Charlie Strong: ”I was prepared to match anyone. Probably the only people I can’t compete with are the NFL.”
29. It took him 41 hours and 33 minutes. A man runs 163 miles without sleeping to honor Boston Marathon victims.