SEC's lunch links
November, 14, 2013
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com
This week has been a football lover's dream with every day except Monday featuring a good game on television. Tonight it's Georgia Tech at No. 8 Clemson and Marshall at Tulsa.
- Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley missed two big opportunities to intercept passes against LSU this past weekend. "You hear practice makes you perfect," he said, "but I catch everything in practice and don't catch them in the game."
- Auburn's Robenson Therezie struggled to crack the rotation at cornerback last season, due in part to his trouble in zone coverage. He's always been good at man-to-man so new defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson moved Therezie into a hybrid role where he's flourished.
- Kevin Sumlin has created a culture at Texas A&M where results speak loudest. That idea has translated into the receiving corps finding strength -- and playing time -- in numbers.
- Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley confirmed his support for head football coach Will Muschamp, saying he was "1,000 percent" behind him.
- Mississippi State fab freshman Chris Jones has progressed after moving to defensive tackle. He may have only one sack, but he leads his team in quarterback hurries.
- Kentucky needs a leader. Its quarterback, Jalen Whitlow, is trying to be just that.
- Georgia's defense has gotten sick and tired of hearing how well Auburn's offense will do against it on Saturday. Jordan Jenkins went home and was told how "Nick Marshall's going to shake you, how they're going to put up 40 on us." How Jenkins and the Georgia run defense plays will dictate just how many points are scored.
- Les Miles isn't letting last weekend's loss at Alabama get him too down. LSU's coach said his program is "terribly close to being in the game."
- Expect James Franklin to start at quarterback for Missouri on Saturday. But as coach Gary Pinkel said, "Maty [Mauk] will definitely play. There's no question about that."
Intriguing SEC bowl games
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