Knoxville News-Sentinel: Knoxville police officer Robert Capouellez, 24, remained in serious condition at University of Tennessee Medical Center after a Friday morning bar fight involving several Volunteer players.
Wes Rucker and David Paschall, Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee officials continue to investigate the brawl at Bar Knoxville. The nightclub's practice of allowing players to enter the club without paying a cover charge almost certainly would be considered an extra benefit and NCAA violation.
Patrick Magee, Hattiesburg American: Southern Mississippi receivers DeAndre Brown and Johdrick Morris and linebacker Martez Smith were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. Brown is one of the team's best players, having caught 47 passes for 785 yards and nine touchdowns last season — a remarkable achievement considering he suffered a gruesome fracture of his lower left leg in the 2008 New Orleans Bowl.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville made a controversial hire in Arnold Gamber, his former trainer at Auburn. Gamber is being sued by former Tiger offensive lineman Chaz Ramsey, who claims the trainer mishandled his rehab from back surgery and ended his playing career. Last season, Tech fired Mike Leach after the school said Leach mishandled an injured player with a concussion by forcing him to stand in a dark shed.
Phil Stukenborg, Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis is moving the start time of early season home games from 7 p.m. to 6. The Tigers hope the move attracts more media attention from news outlets in the Eastern time zone and draws more families to the Liberty Bowl.
Marc Weiszer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia's Dontavius Jackson, a backup running back, was charged with six misdemeanors, including driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and underage possession of alcohol. Tavarres King, a returning starter at receiver, was charged with underage possession of alcohol.
Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: The job status of Georgia's Mark Richt might have turned shaky last week when athletic director Damon Evans resigned after his DUI arrest.
Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle: The unofficial Sun Belt beat writers preseason poll has Middle Tennessee State as the team to beat. Troy is second.
Randy Riggs, Austin American-Statesman: Texas' depth at defensive tackle, already thin, became even more shallow with the announcement that redshirt freshman Derek Johnson will transfer.
Paul Myerberg, Pre-Snap Read: A look at No. 54 Washington.
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