Lunchtime links: Hogs' Smith to get help

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Taking a look at what's making headlines in the SEC:

  • Ole Miss star Dexter McCluster feels fortunate to have survived last weekend's fiery crash without any serious injuries. Defensive end Greg Hardy aggravated a foot injury in the crash and will be re-evaluated by the specialist who performed his surgery in the offseason. Hardy's status for the start of preseason practice is uncertain at this point.

  • Auburn lands a commitment from a junior college defensive end, Joel Bonomolo, who hopes to graduate early and be on campus in time for spring practice in 2010.