On the Links: QB Talk; Notebook; Around the SEC

This week’s game: Jackson State (0-0) at MSU (0-0), Saturday, 6 p.m., Fox Sports Net/ESPN3.com (Bob Rathbun play-by-play, Tim Couch analyst, Elizabeth Moreau sideline)

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We’re a day closer to football, and incidentally, Tropical Storm Isaac is a day closer to hitting land and drenching us all. It’s gonna be wet on Saturday, and hot, so that’ll be fun. I’m sure the stadium will fill up anyway.

Until then, I have some stories for you to read off of yesterday’s press conference. We spoke with Dan Mullen, of course, as well as a couple of assistant coaches. The only player to show up was defensive tackle Josh Boyd, which is good, because he’s the topic of my Wednesday feature.

In my main story today, I look at the quarterback situation (CLICK HERE) – namely, Tyler Russell taking command of the offense and backup Dak Prescott‘s role this weekend.

In my notebook, topics include the battle at right tackle, new receiver coach Tim Brewster‘s role this weekend, and injury updates (CLICK HERE).

• Now for some SEC links: Auburn will need to lean on its defense early and often (CLICK HERE). … If for some reason you’re interested in Kentucky football today, Kyle Tucker‘s got you covered (CLICK HERE). … Tennessee’s athletic department lost a lot of money this past year (CLICK HERE). … At age 60, Nick Saban shows no signs of slowing down (CLICK HERE).