Some linkage for you on a Thursday as we count down the days to Christmas:
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips sees plenty of reasons to be optimistic going into the 2012 season.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik says he'll probably wait until after the bowl game to hire his two new coordinators.
Several Alabama underclassmen will have decisions to make about turning pro.
Vanderbilt takes a little time off prior to next week's bowl game.
South Carolina officials are looking into a poster using the images of Jadeveon Clowney and C.C. Whitlock to promote a Christmas Eve party.
Georgia's future at quarterback has some questions, writes Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph.
Florida will maintain its continuity on defense for next season.
Arkansas running back Knile Davis is closer to full speed.