SEC's lunch links
January, 10, 2014
By Jeff Barlis | ESPN.com
Two handy reminders: College football underclassmen have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft, which will be May 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
- James Franklin appears to have a choice between taking the Penn State job or staying at Vanderbilt. There's no word yet from Franklin.
- Four Alabama players -- offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan and linebacker Adrian Hubbard -- have declared for the draft.
- Tide coach Nick Saban says former offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier did an "outstanding job" in his two seasons.
- Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is returning for his senior season.
- In case you missed the news on Thursday, Auburn RB Tre Mason is going pro. He leaves as one of the Tigers' best backs ever. Cameron Artis-Payne looks to step into the void Mason leaves behind. WR Trovon Reed expects to move to defense in 2014.
- Scott Lakatos, Georgia DBs coach since 2010, resigned for personal reasons.
- Former LSU guard Rob Sale interviews for the school's vacant O-line coaching position, which former Tigers center Kevin Mawae also covets.
- The recruiting wars in Florida have gone crazy, and they're just getting started.
- Mississippi State is losing its strength coach to UConn.
- Season in review: Ole Miss' offensive line.
- Missouri QB James Franklin and RB Henry Josey rank among the best in Tigers history.
- Tennessee has high hopes for its early enrollees. Here's a breakdown.
Players Provide Playoff Picks
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State