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SEC lunchtime links

Here's a few stories from around the SEC to get you through your lunch hour.

  • Auburn fans can still celebrate victories at Toomer's Corner now that the city has installed a temporary wire structure. The city removed the poisoned oak trees in April.

  • What do SEC coaches think of the other teams in the conference? Athlon asked them anonymously, and some of their answers will surprise you.

  • Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has no idea how fast he is, but that's okay because he'd rather run somebody over than try and out-run them.

  • Auburn has a tough, physical runner of its own: Cameron Artis-Payne, a junior college transfer who ran for 117 yards in the spring game.

  • LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger is encouraged by the bond he has developed with new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who has previously worked with Joe Flacco and Drew Brees.

  • Kentucky quarterback Maxwell Smith says he considered surgery for his injured shoulder in the spring but went with constant rehab and conditioning instead.

  • Tennessee receivers coach Zach Azzanni says he has no problem playing freshmen over upperclassmen if they're the best option.

  • South Carolina tight ends Rory Anderson and Jerell Adams will have plenty of opportunities to make plays this season.

  • Having a good season isn't good enough for Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy.

  • The Associated Press' Jim Litzke wonders if Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is in over his head.

  • Georgia coach Mark Richt has no intentions of opening practice.

  • It takes a while to list all the positions that Florida's Trey Burton plays. He's happy to do it.