SEC lunch links
July, 31, 2012
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
Making our rounds in the SEC on a Tuesday:
- Football bowl eligibility is likely staying at six wins, writes Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News.
- Ole Miss withdraws its scholarship offer to linebacker Mario Mathis of Thomasville, Ga., because of a lack of progress in Mathis' recovery from a knee injury, according to Mathis' father.
- Woodrow Hamilton wants to be more than just a contributor on Ole Miss' defensive line this season.
- Florida continues its roll on the recruiting front with the commitment of receiver Chris Thompson of Gainesville, Fla. Thompson is ranked by ESPN as the No. 82 receiver prospect in the country.
- Kentucky athletes are changing lives, including their own, on mission trips to third-world countries.
- Auburn is back in the mix after top running back prospect Greg Bryant decommits from Oklahoma.
- Don Kausler of The Birmingham News tackles five questions as Alabama prepares to open preseason camp.
- Tennessee has the pieces in place to get back into the national conversation, writes John Adams of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
- Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin says the Aggies are "coming to play, we're coming to fight our [bleep] off and win every game we can."
- Former South Carolina receiver O.J. Murdock dies in an apparent suicide.