Just when you thought the conference realignment had died down for awhile - Texas A&M approached the SEC and asked to join. The SEC gave a corporate speak response that basically said not now but hang in there. Sticking points appear to be exit penalties by A&M to the Big 12, keeping its game against Texas and most importantly having a moving buddy to keep an even number of teams in the league. Likely buddies? Clemson, Florida State and Mizzou are on top of most lists.
Another star player went down over the week as RB Knile Davis of Arkansas suffered a severe ankle injury. Davis was the leading rusher in the SEC last year and was on the preseason Doak Walker, Maxwell and Walter Camp watch lists. His likely replacement is Dennis Johnson who sat out last season with a bowel disorder. I can sympathsize - I suffered through most of my collegiate years with self inflicted bowel disorders.