SEC lunchtime links
August, 29, 2013
By Sam Khan Jr. | ESPN.com
The wait is over; college football season is here. The first games of the 2013 campaign kick off tonight with No. 6 South Carolina starting things off by hosting North Carolina at 6 p.m. ET. Here are some links from around the SEC to get you ready:
- Can South Carolina slow down North Carolina's up-tempo attack? The answer will be key in tonight's result.
- Speaking of up-tempo offenses, here's an in-depth look at the no-huddle craze and how opposing defenses are countering them, including "practicing faking injuries" according to Kirk Herbstreit.
- Breaking down Ole Miss-Vanderbilt from the Rebels' perspective. Five things to watch.
- Vanderbilt coach James Franklin wants officials to be aware of Ole Miss' offensive tempo and ensure the Rebels are set when they snap the ball tonight.
- Did Texas A&M score a win over the NCAA during the Johnny Manziel autograph saga? The Aggies have to be happy with the result.
- Auburn is looking for a go-to wide receiver to emerge, even if "everybody knows where the ball is going," said Gus Malzahn.
- If you stumble across Arkansas coach Bret Bielema's music playlist, you're likely to find some reggae. Who knew?
- Here's a look at the new helmets Mississippi State will wear when they meet Oklahoma State in Houston on Saturday.
- Regardless of this weekend's result, Kentucky made the right hire in Mark Stoops.
- A look at the 11 players who will make their first start for Georgia when the Bulldogs face Clemson.
- LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson said the Tigers' D will be the "same as always ... fast, physical and dominant."
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