Friday, September 6, 2013
SEC lunchtime links
By Greg Ostendorf
Friday is finally here, which means it's time for Week 2 in college football. Take one last look around the SEC before the teams hit the field Saturday.
- Whether at Florida or South Carolina, Steve Spurrier has always had Georgia's number. This weekend, he'll go for win No. 16 against the Bulldogs, more than any other coach.
- In Georgia's 38-35 loss to Clemson last weekend, the Bulldogs were without Josh Harvey-Clemons. On Saturday, he's expected to play and could be the X-factor for UGA's defense.
- When Florida travels to Miami this weekend, it will be an emotional homecoming for wide receiver Quinton Dunbar, who attended high school in the Miami area.
- Alabama defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson injured his knee in practice this week and will undergo surgery.
- LSU's La'El Collins moved from left guard to left tackle before the season. He's found his home. Collins was named the SEC offensive lineman of the week after a dominant performance against TCU in the season opener.
- Ole Miss linebacker linebacker D.T. Shackleford missed two seasons with a torn ACL. When he played in the season opener against Vanderbilt, he fulfilled his quest to return to the football field.
- When Auburn running back Corey Grant raced past the defense for a 75-yard touchdown run in the season opener, it had been a long time coming for the Alabama transfer.
- Auburn is on upset alert this weekend against Arkansas State, Gus Malzahn's former team.
- Arkansas running back Kiero Small makes big impression in Brett Bielema's debut with the Razorbacks.
- At Western Kentucky, new coach Bobby Petrino is starting the season with back-to-back games against the SEC. After a victory over Kentucky in the opener, the Hilltoppers face Tennessee on Saturday.