7 at 7: Wednesday morning links, SEC-style

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 13, 2013 

AUBURN, Ala. — There were some good college hoops on Tuesday night with Kentucky/Michigan State and Kansas/Duke.

If you missed out on them, that's your loss.

Now on to some SEC links on this Wednesday morning.

1. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger is dealing with getting over the team's loss to Alabama last week as well a nagging ankle injury, which wasn't helped by the four sacks the Crimson Tide rang up against the Tigers. Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune writes that the senior signal-caller might not have been the best quarterback at Tuesday's practice given his hobbled state, but Mettenberger pushed through regardless.

2. After nine games as a pass-first unit Vanderbilt shifted into a run-heavy squad last week in its win over Florida. According to Jeff Lockridge of The Tennnessean, that's ground-based attack won't be a one-week wonder.

3. With the major renovations to Kyle Field now underway, head coach Kevin Sumlin made sure to take his own "piece" of the old playing surface with him.

4. Vince Sanders isn't having the kind of season he did a year ago for Ole Miss, when he was clearly the team's No. 2 receiver behind Donte Moncrief. After suffering a collarbone injury on the first day of fall camp, he missed the Rebels' first three games. At this point, he's hoping he can get back to last season's level one day.

5. Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease is well-aware of how angry fans are with the way the team is playing, especially the unit he leads. And as Edgard Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel writes, Pease is trying to stay mentally tough despite the fans' fury.

6. ESPN.com SEC blogger Edward Aschoff chimes in on the Gators' issues as well, saying that major changes are necessary if the Gators are going to get back on the right track.

7. After Auburn torched Tennessee last Saturday running the ball and scoring a pair of touchdowns on special teams, it's not surprise to hear the Volunteers spent their Tuesday practice working specifically on those aspects of their game.

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