Making the rounds on a Monday in the SEC:
First-year Kentucky coach Joker Phillips is acing the transition test, writes John Clay of The Lexington Herald-Leader.
Incoming Georgia freshman Hutson Mason crams for his crash course in Quarterback 101, writes Chip Towers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Landing the lucrative television deal with ESPN and CBS helped land SEC commissioner Mike Slive a $1 million bonus last year, reports Kyle Veazey of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Columnist Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News wonders if Auburn should be crowned the national champions if USC gets hammered by the NCAA and stripped of its 2004 title.
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett gets a shout-out on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Mallett tells Steve Hunt of FoxSportsSouthwest.com that he wasn't really close to leaving earlier this year for the NFL draft.
Dontae Aycock's high school coaches said he went to Auburn coach Gene Chizik to request a transfer prior to Aubun announcing that he had been dismissed for violating a team rule.
Former Florida walk-on football player Lamar Abel dies after apparently suffering a seizure.