Our Friday check of what's happening around the SEC:
Mississippi State has sold more than 25,000 season tickets, which is 19 percent ahead of this time last year, reports Kyle Veazey of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Football and gardening are linked for former Georgia coach Vince Dooley.
Columnist Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News wonders if former Alabama quarterback Star Jackson will have to jump through hoops to transfer like former Alabama basketball player Justin Knox.
Back in the SEC as an assistant coach at Kentucky, former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin likes the fresh approach of first-year Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips.
Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun ranks the SEC's top quarterbacks. He has Arkansas' Ryan Mallett No. 1 and Florida's John Brantley No. 2.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says there haven't been any recent talks with former running back Bryce Brown, and although the door hasn't been shut, Dooley's not optimistic about Brown returning to the team.