SEC lunchtime links

  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Tony Barnhart picks Alabama to win the SEC West and beat Florida in the title game again.

  • Mississippi State's Dan Mullen is the future of college football, Paul Finebaum says.

  • Auburn coach Gene Chizik and his staff are looking for the next creative way to lure recruits. Can a new NCAA be far behind?

  • Florida is working on updated contracts for its assistants, Jeremy Fowler reports in the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Tennessee coach Derek Dooley told former offensive lineman Aaron Douglas that he can transfer to a school that's at least an 8-hour drive away -- or pay his own way, Dave Hooker reports.