Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Taking a pulse on what's out there around the league:
Columnist Ray Melick of The Birmingham News writes that Auburn coach Gene Chizik doesn't need to talk trash to fire up his fans.
Andre Smith's agent advises him to be up front about his suspension.
Columnist John Adams of the Knoxville News Sentinel writes that Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin doesn't care how his comments play elsewhere.
Former South Carolina quarterback Tommy Beecher plans to finish his career at Liberty.
Mississippi State signee Chad Bumphis' eligibility is restored following a secondary violation involving former coach Sylvester Croom.