SEC: Ole Miss-Auburn features similar coaches

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze (AP photo/David Quinn)

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze (AP photo/David Quinn)

SEC links for Friday:

- Michael Casagrande of AL.com writes that the Alabama allegations that an assistant strength coach loaned safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix money aren’t pretty, but they may not be a doomsday scenario. What could help Alabama is that the NCAA is having its own problems.

- Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze, both of whom are former head coaches at Arkansas State, are pushing the limits on the number of plays run.

- If Tennessee has any chance of beating Georgia, Mike Strange says the picks have to keep coming for the Volunteer defense.

- Georgia’s biggest improvement has come between the lines.

- Going up against LSU this weekend, Mississippi State awaits the next step. To that end, Dan Mullen has taken an aggressive approach.

- Florida offensive lineman Jon Halapio is fighting through injuries as the Gators prepare to play Arkansas.

- Arkansas wide receiver Javontee Herndon, a Jacksonville native, is looking forward to game at Florida. Herndon has 14 catches for 236 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

- Vanderbilt lineman Wesley Johnson laughs off his first holding penalty.

- Missouri quarterback James Franklin has become “Captain Crunch” for his performance in the second half of games.

- SEC results, schedule and game-by-game leaders in an Excel spreadsheet.

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