Hope everyone had a pleasant July 4th. How about a little linkage?:
- Former Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell is reportedly heading to Alabama State.
- A playoff means Wisconsin needs Alabama more than Alabama needs Wisconsin, writes Kevin Scarbinsky.
- Junior college receiver Cordarrelle Patterson arrives at Tennessee to gaudy expectations.
- Nashville would be a long shot for the national championship game.
- One of Auburn's top recruits, linebacker Trey Johnson, plans to attend the Georgia prospect camp on July 13.
- LSU lands a commitment from defensive end Lewis Neal of Wilson, N.C. Neal is ranked by ESPN as the No. 38 defensive end prospect in the country.
- Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker comes in at No. 12 in The Gainesville Sun's countdown of the SEC's top 25 players for the 2012 season.
- There could be early playing time on the horizon for Florida's true freshmen.
- South Carolina's next athletic director is already set up to succeed, writes Brad Senkiw of The Anderson (S.C.) Independent Mail.
- Rebuilding is the main theme at Ole Miss, writes Parrish Alford of The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
9:34 4th Qtr Buffalo 17 San Diego State 42 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State