1. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Alabama has earned its No. 1 ranking the last two years.
2. A defensive assistant on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said “AJ’s special.”
3. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is confident his defense will be ready for Auburn’s offense.
4. Coaches are downplaying the return of Gus Malzahn to Arkansas.
5. Cornerback Jonathan Jones is preparing himself to help Auburn’s secondary.
6. Florida and Georgia are both down but they’re both in contention for the SEC East.
7. Florida freshman running back Kelvin Taylor will play more. Will Muschamp: “I think he’s done a nice job and deserves the opportunity.”
8. Here’s a look at the matchup between Florida and Georgia.
9. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops previews the Wildcats’ upcoming game against Alabama State.
10. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has a lot of respect for Steve Spurrier and the way he’s adapted in his career.
11. Expect Ole Miss freshman running back Mark Dodson to see more playing time moving forward.
12. After Tennessee called Alabama the “red team” last week, Tony Barnhart suggests UT shouldn’t have made AJ McCarron mad.
13. Butch Jones is still waiting to hear from the NCAA regarding suspended D-lineman Maurice Couch. Couch was the only active player among five SEC athletes dinged for taking extra benefits from agents/runners.
14. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel has looked better in 2013, according to Barrett Sallee.
15. Being conservative with a lead in the fourth quarter is natural. It happened to Missouri last weekend.
16. Jadeveon Clowney said last year he “really didn’t practice real hard.” Clowney: “This year, I came in with a different mind-set.”
17. Georgia running back Todd Gurley looks fully healthy as he prepares to return against Florida.
18. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell will be limited in practice but available this weekend.
19. Florida linebacker Ronald Powell should return to practice on Tuesday or Wednesday.
20. LSU is trying to make basketball more entertaining so fans will be more interested in attending games.
21. Penn State will pay $59.7 million to 26 Jerry Sandusky victims, the school announced.
22. Which college basketball coaches are on the hot seat entering the season? Gary Parrish takes a look.
23. Here’s a re-ranking of all 125 FBS college football teams. Heads up: Alabama is not No. 1.
24. Was Urban Meyer running up the score on Penn State last weekend? If he wasn’t then he should have, writes Dan Wetzel.
25. The NBA regular season begins tonight. Here are some burning questions as the season begins.