Tuesday, October 15, 2013
SEC lunchtime links
By Alex Scarborough
The artist renderings and graphics of what the "Battle at Bristol" between Virginia Tech and Tennessee will look like are spectacular. The idea of hosting the largest crowd in the history of college football is definitely something to get excited about.
But the view? Maybe not so much. As a reporter, I've avoided buying binoculars for years. Those who know me would say "frugal" is too kind of a descriptor for my thriftiness. But if I covered that game, I might have to finally give in and purchase a pair to see the field.
Hugh Freeze's animated response to a heckling fan after Saturday's loss to Texas A&M gained some traction over the weekend. On Monday, the Ole Miss' head coach addressed the matter and thankfully Parrish Alford transcribed it for us so we can all read what was a nearly pitch-perfect response, in this humble writer's estimation.
Everything about James Franklin's injury at Georgia looked bad. What it meant for Missouri's title hopes looked even worse. But there may be a glimmer of hope as the quarterback's injury prognosis may be better than originally feared.
At many schools in the SEC, there's a clamor among fans to see the next man up, the next big thing. Well, Florida fans are getting their wish at a cost now that Matt Jones is out for the season. With a staggering seven season-ending injuries, the Gators are getting used to it.
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has stayed relatively mum about his struggling defense. Seth Emerson writes -- and provides some much needed perspective -- with what Grantham should be saying.