SEC lunch links
August, 28, 2012
By Chris Low | ESPN.com
A look at what's shaking in the SEC:
- Florida's quarterbacks will split up the snaps in the opener by quarter.
- Texas A&M's opener could be in doubt as the storm heads toward Louisiana's coast.
- Nick Saban tries to avoid a repeat of his past attempts to repeat, writes Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News.
- Game week arrives for an anxious Arkansas football team.
- Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is confident on the brink of a critical season.
- Tennessee's athletic department lost almost $4 million in 2011-12.
- Georgia's Malcolm Mitchell is ready for whatever the coaches throw at him this season.
- LSU running back Michael Ford and linebacker Tahj Jones have filed academic appeals to be eligible to play in the opener.
- Missouri freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is getting up to speed.
- Mississippi State is counting on quarterback Tyler Russell giving the passing game a jolt this season.
- Athlon Sports takes a look at eight pivotal players in the SEC this season.
- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze expects to settle on his starting quarterback by Wednesday.
- The Steve Spurrier swagger takes a short break.
- Mark Story of The Lexington Herald-Leader wonders if Kentucky coach Joker Phillips needs to win at least six games this season to keep his job.
- Auburn's Tunde Fariyike is ready for his turn in the spotlight.
12:00 PM ET Troy 13 Georgia 3:30 PM ET 6 Texas A&M SMU 3:30 PM ET Florida 3 Alabama 4:00 PM ET Indiana 18 Missouri 7:00 PM ET Northern Illinois Arkansas 7:00 PM ET Mississippi State 8 LSU 7:30 PM ET 14 South Carolina Vanderbilt