Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Checking in on what's making headlines in the SEC:
Mississippi State signee Dennis Thames was arrested last weekend for "public intoxication-other substance," according to jail records. He's the third Mississippi State player/signee to be arrested this year.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik has given assistants Curtis Luper and Trooper Taylor a lot of freedom and likes the direction of the Tigers' recruiting.
Columnist Ray Melick of The Birmingham News writes that it's obvious SEC coaches aren't afraid of secondary violations.
Columnist John Clay of The Lexington Herald-Leader writes that there will be no rest for the weary next season at Kentucky when the Wildcats play 11 straight weeks following a bye the second week of the season.
Former Florida linebacker John Jones plans to transfer to Tennessee State and will be eligible to play right away, Mike Organ of The Tennessean newspaper reports.