September, 13, 2012
By Edward Aschoff | ESPN.com
The weekend is almost here. More football!
- Byron De'Vinner, a Nashville-based 7-on-7 coach, details more about the recruiting allegations revolving around Mississippi State freshman Will Redmond.
- The NCAA's new helmet rule is not making friends with players or coaches.
- Wally Hall of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writes that Nick Saban is adored by fans, but is abhorred by the media.
- Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is on a pursuit of perfection.
- Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson "looked good" in practice, but still hasn't been cleared to play against Alabama Saturday.
- Brad Locke of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal writes that Mississippi State might need a stimulant to get through the next stretch of games.
- Auburn defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder says press man coverage is not an option for the Tigers' secondary right now.
- Georgia is spreading it out more on offense.
- LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone is making the most out of limited plays.
- Tennessee plans to be more efficient rushing against Florida.
- Texas A&M's defensive "bite" in the loss to Florida is an encouraging sign.
- Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun writes that the Florida-Tennessee rivalry is back.
- Vanderbilt hopes that a quieter Jordan Rodgers plays better.
- South Carolina cornerback Jimmy Legree is paying more attention on the field.
- Kentucky linebacker Alvin Dupree will play where he can to help the Wildcats.
- Missouri coach Gary Pinkel blames himself for not having the Tigers emotionally ready for Georgia.
- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and athletic director Ross Bjork defend defensive back Trae Elston after his hit and suspension.