Around SB Nation's college blogs today:
- Track Em Tigers is skeptical of alleged Poisoner of Trees Harvey Updyke's claim that he was attacked at an Alabama gas station after his court appearance yesterday:
Let's see... Updyke, a guy who allegedly hates Auburn enough to poison trees in the city, passes by several chain-type, normal gas stations, and stops at the Tiger Express? He picks out the one decked out in orange and blue? His lawyer says that "it all went black," and he was attacked from behind. . . .Despite injuries to the FRONT of his head, Updyke can't identify any attackers, there were no witnesses, Updyke is "not very cooperative" with the police, and his attorney reports the incident to... Paul Finebaum. . . . Meanwhile, the national press runs yet another tale that makes the denizens of Alabama look like lunatics.
Spencer Hall puts the whole thing to rest with an EXCLUSIVE PHOTO OF UPDYKE'S ATTACKER. Really, it explains everything.
- UB Bull Run takes a thorough look at the possible divisions of the new MAC.
- Alligator Army is not buying the idea that Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is the SEC's "franchise player."
- With Jeff Taylor, John Jenkins, and Festus Ezeli all foregoing the NBA Draft and returning to Vanderbilt, Anchor of Gold says the onslaught of lofty pre-preseason expectations is deserved.