SEC Football

1. Did Alabama coach Nick Saban tip his hand when it comes to naming a starting quarterback? He also bristles at constant questions.  ‘Take that, bastard media lowlifes.’ Gives one answer to local media, another to national audience.

2. Tennessee names Justin Worley its starting quarterback.   ‘He’s bigger. He’s stronger. He’s faster. He’s more confident.’

3. David Climer: For all the great recruiting (Tennessee coach Butch) Jones has done at other positions, he simply has not been able to recruit over a quarterback who has some obvious limitations.

4. Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason on his quarterbacks’ performances in Thursday’s scrimmage: "At times they looked really good and at times a couple of poor decisions were made.”

5. Ole Miss loses its third defensive back this season.  Tee Shepard will have surgery next week for a  partially torn tendon on the bottom of his toe. Cornerback Carlos Davis may have season-ending ACL injury.

6. Injuries piling up at Auburn.  At least 12 defensive players have missed time in camp with an injury or illness. Tigers shuffle starting cornerbacks.

7. A dominant camp for Florida defender Dante Fowler, Jr. slowed by a minor arm injury.

8. Georgia not sure of status of wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell for the opener against Clemson.

9. Georgia coach Mark Richt likes his offensive line – says as many as nine of them can “compete at SEC level football…”

10. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin cancels Thursday’s practice – team goes to the movies. Still planning to name a starting quarterback by Saturday.

11. Missouri defensive tackle Lucas Vincent primed for a breakout season? Coach Gary Pinkel says the defense is beating the offense in practice.

12. Kentucky has done some noticeable size upgrades at wide receiver

13. Arkansas has retooled its receiving corps.  Do the Razorbacks have a deep threat?

14. Big focus at Arkansas – eliminating turnovers.  Only Tennessee committed more last season among SEC teams.

15. Veteran receivers at LSU in a battle with several freshman for playing time.

16. LSU tight ends caught 12 passes last season. Expect more production this year.

17. Mississippi State looks to have plenty of depth at the running back position.

18. Florida has five true freshmen competing for playing time in the defensive secondary.

19. Will winning the conference take priority when it comes time to selecting teams for the College Football Playoff?


20. Athlon Sports has some show ideas for the newly launched SEC Network.

21. Mark Story: SEC TV network launch is not a boon for everyone.

22. Kevin Scarbinsky: It may have been the world's largest indoor and outdoor birthday party.

23. MrSEC: The world has changed.  Can you feel the difference?

24. John Clay: When was the last time anyone paid attention to Danny Sheridan?


25. Matt Hayes: Oklahoma has three players — three stars and potential major contributors to the team — connected to complaints of abuse toward women.