SEC's lunch links
February, 3, 2014
By Greg Ostendorf | ESPN.com
The day after the Super Bowl is always depressing for football fans. It’s the last real game until the college season starts again in August. But maybe a look around the SEC in today’s lunch links will be just the thing to pick you up.
- Former Auburn running back Tre Mason has big ambitions. He's set his sights on the first round of the NFL draft after signing with an agent.
- Jesse Williams didn't have to play a snap to become the first Australian-born player to ever win the Super Bowl. He and fellow Seahawk James Carpenter weren't the first former Alabama players to win the prize, though.
- Former Florida star Percy Harvin shook off an extended layoff to shine in the Super Bowl, but his performance didn’t surprise those who knew him well.
- At the ripe age of 50, the fax machine has seen its usefulness go largely by the wayside. E-mail, cell phones and other pieces of technology have outpaced the fax in recent years. So why exactly does the machine still dominate signing day?
- With just two days left before signing day, the nation’s No. 1 recruit Leonard Fournette is ready to sign with LSU and take ‘BUGA Nation’ with him to Baton Rouge.
- With all of the recent coaching changes in Athens, it wouldn't have been a surprise to see Georgia take a hit on the recruiting trail. But now it looks as though the class might fare better because of it.
- As Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and his staff hit the home stretch of the recruiting season, they do so knowing that they'll return to campus without a member of their 2013 recruiting class.
- Sheldon Richardson was never one to pipe down. The former Missouri defensive lineman, known for calling the SEC "old-man football," backed up all his talk with a huge rookie season in the NFL.
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