1. The SEC “ eyeing affiliation with about 10 or 11 bowls beginning in 2014.”
2. Under new deal, if Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo takes a head coaching job in college or NFL or takes a coordinator job in the pros – he won’t owe a buyout.
3. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw’s vote for the SEC’s top quarterback? AJ McCarron.
4. David Climer: “Best player in the SEC — and perhaps all of college football — is not Johnny Manziel. It’s Jadeveon Clowney.”
5. Missouri quarterback James Franklin clarifies a comment he made about rude fans at Mizzou.
6. A pivotal game for both teams? Missouri-Tennessee on November 2 could determine fate of a team or one of the coaches.
7. Tennessee coach Butch Jones wants an open practice for his team: “I want to treat it like a preseason game.”
8. Florida coach Will Muschamp on Joker Phillips: ”Really pleased with the addition of Joker Phillips, our wide receivers coach - a guy that played the position — coached the position.”
9. Matt Hayes on Muschamp - ”has absolutely zero traction going into this season.”
10. Alabama’s wide receiver Chris Black, Missouri running back Henry Josey and Florida’s Ronald Powell all make Athlon’s list of top players returning from injuries this fall.
11. Kentucky coach John Calipari is writing a book.
12. Keith Olberman reportedly headed back to ESPN.