1. South Carolina investigating reported contact between Jadeveon Clowney and the sports agency run by Jay-Z. Communication is not, in itself, a violation of NCAA rules.
2. Steve Spurrier: “When the bowl game is over this coming season, he’s free to accept any amount of money anybody wants to give him. “
3. Ole Miss quarterback Barry Brunetti charged with misdemeanor crime of drug paraphernalia back in May – not expected to miss any game time.
4. Ole Miss sophomore quarterback Maikhail Miller has decided to transfer.
5. Charges dropped against Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison but suspension stands “as of now” according to a statement from coach Will Muschamp.
6. Muschamp says Urban Meyer called him to apologize for Ohio State turning in the Gators to the NCAA (but he has also denied he was involved). ”Urban has called and apologized for the situation.”
7. Florida coach calls himself “a Brady Hoke fan.”
8. Post-traumatic Saban disorder? Texas coach Mack Brown “ joins a distinguished list of sufferers that includes Urban Meyer, Tommy Tuberville and Phillip Fulmer.”
9. Auburn safety-linebacker Justin Garrett on the new approach under defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson: ”I really feel like we’re going to shock everybody with our new defense.”
10. Johnson on uptempo offenses: “I think in the early years with the speed-up offenses, the officials — especially in the SEC, because they didn’t see it very much — they weren’t as good with the consistency of the mechanics.”
11. Tennessee coach Butch Jones on turning around the Vols program. ”Losing is a disease.”
12. “In the 21 years of divisional play, UT and ’Bama are 10-10-1 head-to-head. Perfect pairing.”
13. “Have you ever wondered just how good LSU football could be with a productive offense?”
14. Georgia freshman quarterback Brice Ramsey may have a future – as a kicker.
15. Kentucky has signed contracts with an architectural firm and construction manager for the renovation of Commonwealth Stadium.
16. A mixed bag when it comes to the Mississippi State passing game. Quarterback Tyler Russell is back but three wide receivers are gone.
New Targeting Rule
17. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray on the new targeting rule in college football: ”I can speak for all quarterbacks and say that I’m very happy for the new rule.”
18. Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson on the rule: ”I think you’re going to see knee injuries on offensive players and neck injuries on defensive players.”
19. Andy Staples: “The targeting rule almost certainly will affect a game with national championship implications this season.”
20. Paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand on the famous Jadeveon Clowney hit - “no way” it was illegal.