1. Does the ACC want more games with the SEC? 8+1 model would reportedly include matchup for ACC teams against one SEC team every year.
2. Sources: Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson top choice to join staff at Mississippi State.
3. Why did Florida safety Cody Riggs decide to transfer? He says it was about academics, not football.
4. When Florida meets Michigan to open the 2017 season in Texas, it will be Gators first regular-season non-conference game played outside the state of Florida since 1991. $6 million payday.
5. No indoor practice facility at Georgia. Prudence or stinginess?
6. Alabama coach Nick Saban no fan of the 5-star rating method for recruits. “All these expectations get created for a guy when he’s 17 or 18 years old. And then he comes to college with these unrealistic expectations …”
7. Alabama quarterback and early enrollee David Cornwell: “I’m here to compete, get better, help this team however I can.”
8. Help Wanted. SEC asks for ESPN for help with decreasing basketball attendance. Down 23 percent this year at Missouri.
9. 20-year old age limit for the NBA? Kentucky coach John Calipari supports the idea.
10. Dick Vitale on Florida: “They are one of the legitimate contenders for the [national] title.”
11. NCAA wants “peace” as it battles multiple concussion lawsuits.
12. Letter from Dean Smith to Michael Jordan sells for more than $27,000.