Linking our way around the SEC:
The SEC is loaded with talented running backs this season, writes Mike Herndon of The Mobile Press-Register.
Defense remains Tennessee's chief concern.
Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower feels like he's back to his old self.
Former Kentucky running back Derrick Locke is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The excitement over James Franklin's arrival at Vanderbilt hasn't translated to increased ticket sales.
LSU coach Les Miles expects junior receiver Russell Shepard to play in the opener.
Miles' huge buyout could be negated by the NCAA violations that LSU is being penalized for, reports Glenn Guilbeau of Gannett Louisiana News.
South Carolina gets a commitment from offensive lineman Joe Harris, one of the top prospects in the state of Georgia.