Lunchtime links: McClain one tough customer

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Let's make the rounds to see what's making headlines in the SEC:

Alabama's Rolando McClain shows his toughness against Mississippi State and plays on despite a painful thumb injury.

Georgia beat writer Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Bulldogs don't have the chemistry and/or heart that the great teams have.

This is one bye week South Carolina could do without after getting clobbered last week by Florida and with Clemson looming in the distance.

Mississippi State's Wesley Carroll is hoping for more snaps at quarterback.

The Gators are plenty talented, but they also have great chemistry this season after lacking in that department a year ago.