Kentucky’s handling of the Max Smith injury situation last week is just one example, but there is now discussion about what coaches and programs should or should not say publicly about the status of injured players.
Coaches don’t want to give out too much information to opponents, while the public believes it has more of a right to know what is going on, and certainly doesn’t like to be kept in the dark.
That leads the SEC links for Thursday:
- There is a public debate about making injuries public, reports Seth Emerson of Macon Telegraph.
- Tennessee finding it hard to play catch-up against East rivals, writes John Adams of Knoxville News-Sentinel.
- Georgia’s Marlon Brown hopes to shine against Tennessee, reports David Paschall of Chattanooga Times Free Press.
- Tennessee defense to be tested by Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, reports Evan Woodbery of Knoxville News-Sentinel.
- Derek Dooley says Tennessee faces plenty of challenges, opportunities against Georgia, writes Jonathan Branch of Athens Banner-Herald.
- Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell eager to know what role he will play, writes Chip Towers of AJC.
- Vanderbilt’s trip to Missouri will be like any other, writes Jeff Lockridge of the Tennessean.
- Top recruit is off to quiet start at Missouri, reports Dave Matter of Columbia Daily Tribune.
- Missouri quarterback made the right call refusing painkilling injection, argues Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel.
- Christine Michael will continue to come off bench for Texas A&M, reports Robert Cessna of College Station-Bryan Eagle.
- Knile Davis and Michael both looking to shake slow starts, reports Robbie Neiswanger of Arkansas News.
- Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace running hot and cold, reports Don Kausler of Birmingham News.
- Alabama recruit arrested for second time in a month, reports Chase Goodbread of Tuscaloosa News.
- Alabama prepares for uptempo Ole Miss offense, writes Mark Edwards of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
- Mississippi State is struggling to stay focused, writes Brad Locke of NE Mississippi Daily Journal.
- Jonathan Wallace will see more time at quarterback for Auburn, reports Aaron Brenner of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
- LSU defense will present tough test for Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, writes Robbie Andreu of Gainesville Sun.