August, 17, 2012
By Edward Aschoff | ESPN.com
Finishing up the week with some links.
- Even less successful SEC teams have big stadiums, writes Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star.
- Alabama has numerous options to replace big names at linebacker.
- Arkansas' Dennis Johnson is eager to fill the big shoes left by Joe Adams at punt returner.
- Auburn defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder is looking for aggressive play from the defense, as he builds a starting lineup.
- Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun writes that Florida needs to find "the guy" at wide receiver.
- Georgia will lean on its wide receivers for big plays.
- LSU's fine offensive line is expected to include veteran Josh Dworaczyk.
- Mississippi State is slowly starting to turn its attention to the start of the season.
- A matured Bud Sasser is catching on at Missouri.
- Wide receiver Tobias Singleton leaves Ole Miss.
- South Carolina offensive lineman A.J. Cann is emerging as more of a leader for the Gamecocks.
- Marsalis Teague gets a fresh start with Tennessee's new cornerbacks coach.
- Johnny Manziel's confidence helped him earn Texas A&M's starting quarterback job.
- A Vanderbilt staffer fills out coach James Franklin's coaches' poll ballot, but he approves it.
3:46 3rd Qtr Illinois 15 Louisiana Tech 21 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State