1. Potential new Florida offensive coordinator candidate scratched from the list. New Southern Cal head coach Steve Sarkisian will reportedly retain interim coach Clay Helton – a Gainesville native.
2. Will Alabama coach Nick Saban address D.J. Pettway’s return in his final press conference before the holiday break?
3. Jeremy Pruitt is now Florida State’s defensive coordinator but he had a big impact during his time at Alabama. ”Jeremy was Kirby and coach Saban’s eyes in the sky.”
4. Auburn flashback to season opener against Washington State. “If they could find a quarterback, they’d be a top-five team in the nation.”
5. Was South Carolina’s Kelcy Quarles the best defensive tackle in the SEC this season?
6. South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd will miss the bowl game with a knee injury.
7. Georgia coach Mark Richt on the Bulldogs secondary: “There’s some work obviously that’s got to be done.”
8. Why Georgia’s tailback depth could be even deeper than Alabama’s next season.
9. Was Missouri’s Michael Sam the biggest surprise of the league this year?
10. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger may be out with a season-ending knee injury but, “I’m still part of this team; I’m still a leader.”
11. Mississippi State in Las Vegas to take on South Florida tonight.
12. Ole Miss hosts Mercer with Marshall Henderson on a hot streak - 41 points in his last two games.
13. Missouri’s Jordan Clarkson had 25 points in a losing effort last night - ”as he continues to play like a guy on the fast track to the NBA.”
14. Kentucky coach John Calipari’s son tore his ACL in a high school game Friday night.
15. Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones gets some love from the Lexington Herald-Leader.