1. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is proud of the way his team supported Michael Sam last season.
2. Ole Miss and Mississippi State are both prepared if they have a football player decide to announce he’s gay.
3. MSU has added former Utah assistant Brian Johnson as the Dogs’ new quarterbacks coach.
4. Former Georgia tight end Aaron Lynch, who played against Sam, said Sam showed “courage and inner strength.”
5. Alabama signee Rashaan Evans said the backlash from Auburn fans is getting worse.
6. Alabama linebacker signee Keith Holcombe was encouraged by his father to play like former Tide linebacker Cory Reamer.
7. Auburn signee Jakell Mitchell has high expectations for himself in the Tigers’ offense.
8. Robb Smith said he’s ready for the challenge of running Arkansas’ defense.
9. Georgia’s defense – led by Jeremy Pruitt – will be “varied” and “multiple.”
10. Clemson has been beating South Carolina in recruiting. But the Gamecocks have still won on the field.
11. Tennessee assistant Tommy Thigpen was named recruiter of the year by Rivals.
12. Vanderbilt’s football program is taking a different approach toward strength and conditioning.
13. Alabama is preparing to host Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss tonight.
14. John Calipari on Auburn coach Tony Barbee: “He’s coaching as well as anybody in this conference and in the country.”
16. Florida is preparing for a tough road stretch. It starts tonight at Tennessee.
17. The Vols will have to play well to beat Florida, which defeated Tennessee by 26 points last month.
18. LSU coach Johnny Jones on rowdy fans: “You don’t look. You don’t say anything back. You don’t entertain it.”
19. Jones praised his team for its support of Malik Morgan, who’s lost for the season with a knee injury.
20. Mississippi State point guard I.J. Ready remains day-to-day as he fights a cold. Flu tests came back negative.
21. LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee are all “on the fence” in Jerry Palm’s latest bubble watch.
22. The joy and hope of Marcus Smart’s sophomore season is gone, writes Barry Tramel.
23. Kansas and Iowa State both fell on Monday, showing the depth of the Big 12.
24. Tom Fornelli looks at the offseason for the Notre Dame football program.
25. Mark Schlabach has his post-signing day top 25 for the 2014 season.