The Christmas shopping can wait. Instead of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving should be called BCS Friday.
Auburn's Nick Fairley and Alabama's Marcell Dareus are agile, physical defensive linemen who can take over big games _ attributes that make NFL types salivate and quarterbacks cringe.
LSU linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is thinking about keepsakes he could collect when the fifth-ranked Tigers wrap up what _ surprisingly _ could go down as one of the finest seasons in the program's 108 years.
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has been suspended for the Volunteers' first eight Southeastern Conference games as punishment from league Commissioner Mike Slive for violating NCAA rules and misleading investigators.
Akeem Auguste has been on too many South Carolina teams who started out strong and finished with a thud. And after clinching a spot in the Southeastern Conference title game, the Gamecocks defensive back doesn't want any stumbles down the stretch of the team's most special season in years.
LSU coach Les Miles and the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers can't escape reminders of how they botched the final seconds of last year's 25-23 loss at Mississippi.
Steve Spurrier doesn't want his rebuilding job at South Carolina to end with one Southeastern Conference division title.
Seemingly everything worked for Arkansas in a 41-20 win at South Carolina two weeks ago.
This isn't your father's Southeastern Conference anymore.