1. Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk dresses like AJ McCarron but wants to play like Johnny Manziel. “He’s the best college football player to ever play the game.”
2. Mauk on lessons learned from the loss against South Carolina last year: “When you get up, don’t stop. You go.”
3, ‘Reporters…asked far fewer questions that seemed to regard Mizzou as a curiosity, like a llama that had wandered into Hoover traffic.’
4. LSU coach Les Miles says the QB race between sophomore Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris is even – but Miles seems to be favoring Harris.
6. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on his defense: “I’d say we’ve got the best rotation we’ve had for the front four since I’ve been here.”
7. Using an NCAA rule, Texas A&M is paying the insurance on Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi – pricetag around $50,000.
8. Kevin Scarbinsky has only one issue with Alabama playing USC. Location, location, location.
9. After picking LSU to beat Alabama, former Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy gets hit with social media backlash.
10. Alabama will face LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge – in a stadium that will be louder than ever.
11. Alabama-Auburn recognized as the best game of the year.
12. For only the second time in a decade, all of Auburn’s signees have qualified and are enrolled in school.
13. Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley’s Star Wars fan film has been viewed over 350.000 times on YouTube.
14. With the extra time allowed by the NCAA, Kentucky will install its entire offense over the summer. Used to take three days to start fall camp.
16. Joe Walljasper on marijuana: ‘If it can treat glaucoma and get you out of an appearance at SEC media days, marijuana really is a wonder drug.’
17. Attention SEC Adidas schools – UCLA unveils new alternative uniforms, is your school next?
18. Paul Finebaum on his SEC Network show: “It's going to be a little more buttoned-down, with more guests and fewer callers."
19. Former Alabama quarterback Parker McLeod reportedly transferring to Western Kentucky.
20. Missouri coach Kim Anderson is among those spending time in the epicenter of college basketball over the next few days – Georgia and South Carolina.
21. Cuonzo Martin on following Bruce Pearl at Tennessee: "The fan base got used to Bruce, and then they brought in somebody opposite of Bruce, so it was hard.”