1. Florida State safety Terrance Brooks on Auburn: “I feel like we’re the best. I’m not worried about them.”
3. Paul Finebaum’s promise of free tickets – you can’t hide from the Internet.
4. Any backlash for Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s decision to root for Auburn in the BCS National Championship? “Nobody said it to my face.”
5. Will McCarron play in the Senior Bowl? “I’m going to wait until after the bowl game to decide.”
6. Alabama has arrived in New Orleans – a city with plenty of after-hour options. ”Everybody knows Bourbon Street is a bad place to be, especially at night time.”
7. Nick Saban has lost at least twice on the last play of the game. Before Malzahn and “Kick Bama Kick,” there was Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and “All Up, X Post.”
8. Don’t expect LSU to abandon the passing game with freshman Anthony Jennings now running the offense.
9. The behind-the-scenes maneuvering to get SEC teams to particular bowl games. ”Mike Slive worked very hard to get the Outback to take LSU.”
10. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on being the underdog against Wisconsin: “Heck, they’re favored over us. So, I guess if we beat them, it’s going to be an upset.”
11. Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason on his opportunity in the Gator Bowl: ”It’s definitely a business trip, first and foremost.” Georgia won’t see Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez - out with a foot injury since October.
12. Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley needs just 97 yards to become the first Georgia player since Knowshon Moreno to put up back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons.
13. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen on the challenges of coaching during the holidays. “We make sure we run mama’s cooking out of everybody.”
14. Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief on his holiday diet: “Mom always has veggies everywhere. She’ll have collard greens, butter beans, corn, broccoli. So I just stay away from all that greasy food.”
15. Ole Miss freshman left tackle Laremy Tunsil didn’t practice Friday – doubtful for the bowl game.
16. Texas A&M players spent part of their Friday visiting a children’s hospital in Atlanta. Check out these fake A&M uniforms inspired by Chik-Fil-A restaurants.
17. With the departure of Dominique Easley, what’s the future at defensive tackle for Florida?
18. Is Kentucky-Louisville a referendum on talent vs. training? John Calipari: “Everybody knows I’m not into this one-and-done stuff. I don’t like it, but I’m not going to hold players back.”
19. Louisville coach Rick Pitino: “They’re the tallest team in America, and … we have a thin frontcourt in terms of numbers.”
20. Missouri coach Frank Haith wants a deeper bench. May need it today as the Tigers have a true road game for the first time all year at North Carolina State.
21. Why LSU should be in the discussion with Missouri as the SEC’s third-best team.
22. Georgia looks to extend its winning streak to six games tonight.
23. Alabama plays in Pauley Pavilion tonight.
Today’s SEC Basketball Schedule
Akron at South Carolina
Louisville at Kentucky
High Point at Arkansas
McNeese State at LSU
Missouri at North Carolina State
Georgia at Colorado
Alabama at UCLA
24. After getting busted twice for speeding in recent weeks, Jadeveon Clowney poses for a picture with law enforcement.
We in here me and my boys lol pic.twitter.com/sKfDdvMoDo
— jadeveon clowney 7 (@clownejd) December 27, 2013