Some Monday linkage:
Former North Carolina associate head coach John Blake called Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus and lobbied for him to sign with agent Gary Wichard, reports Ivan Maisel of ESPN.com.
Georgia's problems start with Mark Richt, writes Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mississippi State defensive end Nick Bell undergoes surgery to have a "mass" from his head removed.
Tennessee is still mourning its gut-wrenching loss to LSU, writes Wes Rucker of The Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Auburn focuses on the Kentucky tandem of Randall Cobb and Derrick Locke and not its No. 8 ranking in the polls.
Vanderbilt quarterback Larry Smith cools considerably in the second half in the Commodores' loss to Connecticut.
A make-or-break homestand for Kentucky starts this Saturday against Auburn after dropping two straight on the road.
There are no excuses for Florida's football team. Urban Meyer says the Gators just have to get better.
Randy Rosetta of The Baton Rouge Advocate breaks down LSU's wild finish in its 16-14 win against Tennessee.