SEC lunchtime links
August, 19, 2013
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
Nobody likes Mondays, but everyone loves reading about the SEC. Here are a few stories to get you through the start of the week.
- Nick Marshall is fighting off the obvious comparisons, says he plans to put his own twist on playing quarterback for Auburn.
- Jeremy Johnson didn't win the starting job, but he's ahead of the pack to back up Nick Marshall in an offense that needs a solid No. 2.
- As the Crimson Tide come out of preseason camp, a look at the offense.
- The injury bug has hit the Razorbacks, but Bret Bielema says Arkansas is building depth in spite of it.
- It's the final two weeks before the season. What should fans of the Bulldogs be watching for?
- Georgia received a No. 1 vote in the Associated Press poll. What was that all about?
- With the start of the season only a few weeks away, LSU is stepping up its preparation for TCU.
- Tre'Davious White is good friends with former LSU corner Maurice Claiborne, but he's already weary of the questions about him.
- Former LSU multi-sport star Chad Jones is taking a new approach on a different playing field.
- Johnny Manziel didn't look like a Heisman Trophy winner during Saturday's scrimmage, but he didn't have to. The backups, though, had something to prove.
- If Manziel was out it would hurt, but the Aggies have an impressive group of running backs.
- This isn't your older sister's South Carolina. Thanks to better depth and talent, the Gamecocks could be in line for double-digit wins.
- Tennessee's offensive line is being hyped as the best in the SEC. The players, though, are staying the course.
- Missouri's tight ends had a huge scrimmage on Saturday. Can the position make a return to the Tigers' offense?
- A quick analysis of Missouri's depth chart reveals something striking -- the Tigers don't have a single starter from the St. Louis area.
- Florida's Jonathan Bullard is one half of the "Bash Brothers," but he wants to be more than a great pass rusher. He wants to be a complete defensive lineman.
- Florida's offense has needed a jump start in recent years. And these players could be the ones to provide the spark.
- Denzel Nkemdiche and Mike Marry lead a deep group of linebackers at Ole Miss.
- Mississippi State returns just five starters from a season ago, but the Bulldogs are deep in the middle of the defense.
- John Adams says Phillip Fulmer needs to look at himself before assessing blame.
- Kentucky receiver Alex Montgomery has a flair for the dramatic.
- Breaking down Kentucky's linebacker situation: Strengths, weaknesses and what to watch for.
Intriguing SEC bowl games
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
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