Spanning the globe on a Friday morning. ...
From the mother ship, recruiting, cooperation and Mississippi State.
From Gainesville, columnist Pat Dooley remembers when the East was the dominant SEC division, and he doesn't think it will take much for the East to rise again. Here's the plan he maps out.
There seems to be a mixed bag of expectations for Tennessee this season, those expectations getting higher the closer you get to Knoxville where Vols coach Derek Dooley says you won't have the Vols to kick around any more. Others are taking a more wait-and-see approach. Whatever the case, it never helps to suspend your top returning receiver, and it doesn't look like Da'Rick Rogers will be back.
Speaking of Dooley, he's a popular name but by no means the only name on a list the nation's "hotseat coaches."
Auburn coach Gene Chizik has named his quarterback, going with the athlete. Birmingham columnist Kevin Scarbinsky says Kiehl Frazier didn't win the job by default.
From Tuscaloosa, Alabama's focus shifts away from itself and toward Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.
From Baton Rouge, Kevin Minter isn't a Cajun, he's from Georgia. He's paid his dues with LSU and is following the footsteps of another Georgian as he tries to become the next impact linebacker for the Tigers.