Alabama's new OC has created trouble everywhere he has coached. The only thing that kept him from getting into trouble at USC during his second stint was NCAA sanctions and the heavy hand of the AD. AL should be very careful with this hire.
1. Lane Kiffin is the new offensive coordinator at Alabama, where he can focus solely on coaching.
2. Alabama coach Nick Saban has “long been an admirer of Kiffin’s football acumen,” writes Chris Low.
3. Despite all the jokes and criticism, Kiffin at Alabama could actually work, writes George Schroeder.
4. James Franklin is expected to meet with Vanderbilt’s players Saturday morning. He will tell them he’s leaving for Penn State.
5. Here are some potential candidates to replace Franklin now that he’s gone.
6. Defensive end Justin DeLaine’s future at Auburn is in question. “We’re working through that,” coach Gus Malzahn said.
7. Auburn announced five mid-term enrollees, led by standout receiver D’haquille “Duke” Williams.
8. New Arkansas defensive line coach Rory Segrest: “I feel very confident in what I teach. I’m excited about being able to work with these guy.”
9. LSU running back Jeremy Hill is expected to return next season, which would be a big boost for the Tigers’ offense.
10. Texas A&M freshman wide receiver Sebastian LaRue has decided to transfer. The Los Angeles native redshirted in 2013.
11. Here are five offseason questions for South Carolina as the Gamecocks prepare to replace several key players.
12. Alabama will make its first SEC road trip on Saturday when it plays at Georgia.
13. Georgia’s players were driven by the emotion they saw from coach Mark Fox following the win at Missouri.
14. Arkansas will need to bounce back from its loss to Texas A&M as the Razorbacks get set to host No. 10 Florida.
15. Florida will be without leading scorer Casey Prather, who’s recovering from a bruised knee.
16. LSU will try to bounce back from its loss to Tennessee when the Tigers play at South Carolina.
17. Mississippi State returns home to take on rival Ole Miss, which will be without guard Marshall Henderson.
18. A key for Ole Miss against Mississippi State: the Rebels will have to be a better rebounding team.
20. We might see a faster Kentucky team when the Wildcats play at Vanderbilt on Saturday.
21. Vanderbilt forward Rod Odom has changed his shot and the new form has paid off.
22. Commodores guard Eric McClellan has been dismissed from the team. He was suspended for the spring semester earlier this week.
23. South Carolina coach Frank Martin disagrees with SEC critics. “I don’t care what anybody says, our league is good,” he said.
24. Tennessee freshman guard Robert Hubbs III will have season-ending surgery on his injured left shoulder.
25. Missouri guard Earnest Ross is anxious to play Auburn, where he played two seasons before transferring to Missouri.
26. Jeremy Fowler looks at the top 10 coaching hires in college football this offseason.
27. Sports Illustrated has its way-too-early top 25 for the 2014 season.
28. Standout Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is leaving for the NFL. He scored FSU’s game-winning touchdown against Auburn.
29. Ex-North Carolina hoops player P.J. Hairston will try to play in the NBDL this year.
30. Here’s a viewer’s guide for what’s going on in college basketball this weekend.