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Friday, September 27, 2013
SEC lunchtime links
By Sam Khan Jr.
Happy Friday to you all. Saturday is almost here and that means another weekend of entertaining SEC football. Here is some reading to get you ready for game day:
struggled to create big plays offensively
thus far this season. Head coach Butch Jones said the Volunteers need "big chunk plays."
During the Rebels' off week, head coach
Hugh Freeze looked closely at Oregon's explosive offense
and found a few things he hopes to add to Ole Miss' attack.
Ole Miss and Texas A&M both run up-tempo offensive attacks, but they're different in style,
which meant adjustments in preparation for the Alabama defense
, which faced the Aggies on Sept. 14 and meets the Rebels on Saturday.
Former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips, who is now a receivers coach at Florida,
makes his return to Lexington on the opposite sideline
and it's a special return for he and his family.
The running backs in Georgia-LSU are good ones, particularly Todd Gurley for the Bulldogs and Jeremy Hill for LSU. Though the focus is often on the quarterbacks,
Gurley-Hill is an interesting subplot
Georgia has been spending time
trying to improve its special teams
South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is
saving his best for last
, trying to put together a strong senior campaign.
Dominique Easley's injury means
others will have to step up at defensive tackle
for Florida, and that even includes some true freshmen.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn won't be watching Alabama-Ole Miss when the game starts;
he'll be out on the road recruiting
. He will watch it on his own time though, saying "I'll sit down and study it."
Missouri's big receivers, Dorial Green-Beckham and Marcus Lucas,
each reached the 100-yard receiving mark last week
, the first time since 2010 that's happened in a single game for the Tigers.
Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins is
someone coach Dan Mullen said the Bulldogs want to get the football to