SEC Football

1. Kentucky freshman safety and four-star recruit Darius West out for the season – lower leg injury.

2. Tennessee junior wide receiver Cody Blanc is out for the year after tearing his Achilles’ tendon.

3. The driver of the vehicle in the car accident that killed former Auburn player Philip Lutzenkirchen had a blood alcohol content of .17 – legal limit in Georgia is .08.

4. Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on the state of the Bulldogs defensive backfield: "I feel like right now I've got one guy (Damian Swann) who's playing the way it's supposed to be played in the secondary. And we've gotta find a lot more than that.”

5. Two-a-days are underway at Georgia.

6. LSU coach Les Miles loves his 2014 class: “This class is that style of class that you can win a national championship with at some point in time, hopefully sooner than later.”

7. LSU junior defensive tackle Quentin Thomas is finally getting a chance to start.

8. Florida receiver Andre Debose one of 17 Gators who suffered season-ending injuries last year. “With the athletes we have, we can get the job done. We just have to stay healthy.”

9. Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams is motivated: “You’ll see August 30 how bad we want to prove people wrong.”

10. With defensive end Trey Flowers returning for his senior year, Arkansas hoping to reduce number of points allowed.  30.8 in 2014.

11. Returning its punter – Ray Guy Award finalist Drew Kaiser – and two kickers, Texas A&M has plenty of special teams experience. One of those kickers has a “tweaked groin.”

12. Mississippi State had one of the worst kicking games in the country last season.  Bulldogs added two walk-on kickers to improve the competition.

13. Could defensive end LaDarius Owens turn out to be Auburn’s top pass rusher?

14. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on suspended linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche: “Couldn't be more pleased. His attitude and leadership out there thus far — he's so positive.” Expect him to return in Week 2.

15, Only LSU has to replace more lost receiving yards than Missouri. New Mizzou offensive line coach A.J. Ricker has introduced a few wrinkles.

16, There’s more to the competition at Vanderbilt than just the quarterback spot.

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18, Why the book about the move to the SEC by former Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin is delayed.