Making the rounds in the SEC:
Kyle Veazey of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger has an in-depth piece on new Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin, who takes over for Greg Byrne.
Soaring coaching salaries are another reason that a playoff in college football is a pipe dream, writes Ron Morris of The State newspaper.
A victory over Georgia State has the potential to embarrass Alabama, writes Randy Kennedy of The Mobile Press-Register.
Arkansas cornerback David Gordon, who played some last season as a true freshman, plans to transfer.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips is adjusting to not being out on the road during the spring recruiting period.
The recruiting focus of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is to shape a class for the long term, writes Dave Hooker of The Knoxville News-Sentinel.