So long to the Capstone

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

That's all from Tuscaloosa, where this really does seem more like Nick Saban's team. I don't think he's all that upset to see some of the older players from a year ago gone. I know there's a lot of buzz about the freshmen receivers, but I think the guy who develops into the Tide's go-to receiver this season is junior Mike McCoy. He's had a really nice camp.

I'll be in Starkville, Miss., later Thursday evening and hope to see the end of the Bulldogs' practice. On Friday, I'll catch up with Sylvester Croom, the reigning SEC Coach of the Year, and a few of the Mississippi State players.

On to Highway 82 West, where I hope the deer are staying off the roadways this evening.