SEC Injuries/Player Moves

1. Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell undergoes arthroscopic surgery on his knee – no timetable set for his return. Same knee that Mitchell injured when he was lost for the season in 2013.

2. Mississippi State defensive lineman Trent Simpson will transfer.

3. Ole Miss JUCO transfer cornerback Tee Shepard declared academically eligible for this season.

4. Former Texas A&M defensive end Gavin Stansbury reportedly transferring to Houston.

5. Former Kentucky running back Dyshawn Mobley explains why he transferred to Eastern Kentucky.

Training Camps

6. Who will start at quarterback for Texas A&M against South Carolina? Coach Kevin Sumlin expects to have “good grasp” by August 16.

7. Check out Texas A&M’s multi-million dollar upgrade to its locker and training facilities.

8. Practice gets underway at Georgia today.  Here are five things to keep an eye on.

9. Georgia having to re-sod its practice fields.

10. Missouri needs help from its receivers but can freshmen deliver? Nine true freshmen wideouts have played last 13 years – averaged just 13 catches a season.

11. Has Missouri defensive tackle Harold Brantley ‘fallen out of favor or just working to get back in shape?’

12. Tennessee coach Butch Jones: “Sometimes I feel like we're an expansion team with some first- and second-round draft choices and some veterans.” 

13. Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs – listed at 193 pounds last season – up to 216.

14. With all eyes on the quarterbacks, practice gets underway at Alabama today with a focus on the next generation of leaders.

15. Auburn opens camp with an opportunity – Gus Malzahn’s first time to work with a second-year quarterback in his nine years as a college coach.

16. Five things to watch as practice gets underway at South Carolina tonight. Or, if you prefer, these five things.

17. Comparing and contrasting leadership styles at Vanderbilt: ‘Franklin and Mason are decidedly different men with decidedly different approaches.’

18. Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette on the first day of practice: “You can tell we put a lot of good work in this summer."

SEC/College Football

19. Do seven SEC teams in the top 25 mean anti-SEC propaganda is failing? 

20. Why the coaches poll is now meaningless. But it is the start of playoff politics.

21. Auburn and Georgia ranked too low?

22. LSU introducing dynamic ticketing for single-game ticket sales this year.

SEC Basketball

23.  Former Auburn coach Tony Barbee reportedly rejoining his old boss John Calipari in an administrative role at Kentucky.

24. Ole Miss is headed to the Bahamas this weekend. New arena has a name – The Pavillion at Ole Miss. Will open in December 2015.


25. Big Ten selling point? The weather.