Checking out what's making headlines around the SEC:
Kevin Scarbinsky of The Birmingham News writes that Cecil Newton should be barred from the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy and Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod are among the 16 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which will be announced Tuesday night in New York. It's college football's most prestigious academic honor.
Vanderbilt is working to trim its list of head-coaching candidates to three or four.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive helped steer Mississippi State to the Gator Bowl.
Kentucky's players say landing in a lesser bowl isn't a letdown.
Tony Barnhart of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the BCS should re-think its use of computer polls.
Arkansas assistants Garrick McGee and John L. Smith are no strangers to Ohio State from their coaching days in the Big Ten.
Florida coach Urban Meyer says he expects Steve Addazio to return as offensive coordinator next season.