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Lunchtime links: Ole Miss' Hardy ready to take off

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Some SEC links to munch on:

  • A healthier, more mature Greg Hardy is eager to put an entire season together for Ole Miss, writes David Brandt of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

  • John Moorehouse of The Kingsport Times News takes a look at the sacrifice Tennessee defensive tackle Wes Brown has made to play his senior season.

  • Junior college transfers DeQuin Evans and Chris Matthews have yet to suit up for a game, but they've been two of the most talked about players for Kentucky during the preseason.

  • Florida linebacker Dustin Doe will be suspended for Saturday's opener against Charleston Southern.

  • Alabama's Terry Grant works his way back into the running back rotation after being the odd man out a year ago.

  • Kelvin Sheppard's versatility makes him a valuable asset to LSU's defense. He's contending for playing time at both middle linebacker and strongside linebacker.

  • Michael Smith's role in the Arkansas backfield will be redefined this season thanks to the Hogs' increased depth at running back, but he'll still be a huge part of the offense.

  • Suspended South Carolina defensive end Clifton Geathers has been given the OK to return to the team, but will sit out Thursday night's opener against North Carolina State.