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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
SEC lunchtime links
By Sam Khan Jr.
From Alabama's defense to Johnny Manziel to talk about running backs, quarterbacks and more, there's plenty to chew on this Wednesday:
Alabama's defense has
allowed opponents only 11 trips into the red zone
this season, tied for the fewest in the country.
Gary Pinkel spoke earlier this week of the late Don James
, the former longtime Washington coach who died Sunday, and why he's proud to be a coaching disciple of James.
After Auburn's recent win over Texas A&M,
Gus Malzahn was pretty jubilant
. He's making it clear that it wasn't about vindication but instead happiness for the Tigers.
A first-quarter fumble
led to time on the bench for LSU running back Jeremy Hill
in the first half on Saturday. He said he "can't let it happen again."
An injury and the emergence of other quarterbacks
aren't helping Johnny Manziel's chance
at another Heisman Trophy.
With Connor Shaw out because of a knee injury, Dylan Thompson
will get the start at quarterback
for the Gamecocks on Saturday.
The chances of Georgia running back Todd Gurley returning soon
appear good based on his showing
at practice on Tuesday.
Based on its recent performances against Georgia and South Carolina, it's clear that
Tennessee's secondary is showing improvement
Ole Miss coach
Hugh Freeze was not pleased
with the Rebels' practice on Tuesday.
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and the Commodores defense are
preparing for the unique challenge of Johnny Manziel
, should the Heisman Trophy winner play on Saturday.
Gus Malzahn and Butch Jones are among the new head coach hires
deserving of high grades so far this season