Lunchtime links: Kentucky's Johnson could miss opener
September, 3, 2009
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Taking a look at what all's out there in the world of SEC football:
- Kentucky senior middle linebacker Micah Johnson might not be able to play in the Wildcats' opener against Miami (Ohio) after aggravating the foot injury he suffered last week in practice.
- South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders makes himself a target for the North Carolina State fans. He knows a little something about stirring up the Wolfpack faithful. His father, Barry Saunders, is a columnist for The Raleigh News & Observer.
- Ray Melick of The Birmingham News writes that the NCAA's ruling on Julio Jones and Mark Ingram means it's "Game on" for the Crimson Tide.
- Tennessee's Cody Sullins, a former walk-on, gets ready for his first collegiate start at center Saturday.
- Mississippi State's O'Neal Wilder is one of the best junior 400-meter runners in the world. But right now, it's all football all the time.
- Georgia tailback Caleb King is still recovering from a hamstring injury and won't make the trip this weekend.
- The confidence has returned for Tennessee fifth-year senior quarterback Jonathan Crompton, writes Wes Rucker of The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
- T-Bob Hebert, the son of former New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Bobby Hebert, gets the nod as LSU's starting center.
- Almost everything on the Plains is new. Now it's time for Auburn to start winning again, writes Jay G. Tate of The Montgomery Advertiser.
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