1. More than 3,500 people have signed an online petition supporting suspended Georgia player Kolton Houston. The offensive lineman has been banned since testing positive for the steroid Nandrolone as a freshman.
2.Vanderbilt coach James Franklin received more than $1.8 million in compensation in 2011.
3. Tennessee coach Butch Jones: “I think the thing that separates our fan base from a lot of other fan bases is we’re very knowledgeable.”
4. Quarterback Wes Lunt is leaving Oklahoma State but the school won’t let him go to Tennessee or Vanderbilt.
5. Alabama coach Nick Saban part of the 2013 class inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Saban’s donated items include binders and handwritten notes – “6 seconds of hell.”
6. Mike Bianchi: Everybody knows Nick Saban is not really the devil. Urban Meyer is.
7. Will Leitch: “Do not call Nick Saban ‘Satan.’ He will be very disappointed. He also might eat your soul.”
8. Auburn awaits the arrival of newcomers at the safety position. Until they arrive – “the picture at both safety spots is a little bit murky.”
9. Paid $1.2 million in his role as athletic director in 2011, Vanderbilt’s David Williams among the top five highest-paid ADs.
10. Former Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe received nearly $4.9 million in compensation and severance in 2011.
11. Andy Staples: In the past five years, the ACC has had more players drafted into the NFL (160) than any conference except the SEC (229).
12. Tennessee center Yemi Makanjuola reportedly transferring to UNC-Wilmington,
14. Can Orb be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978?
15. Cam Newton’s fluctuating Q Score.