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Green, Jones rivalry builds

They would probably never admit it, but there has to be some rivalry going on between Georgia's A.J. Green and Alabama's Julio Jones. Right? It's only natural. They were the highest-rated receivers to enter the SEC last year as freshmen. Green was a unanimous preseason All-SEC selection by the coaches. Jones nearly was a unanimous pick by the league's media. OK, so here is a measuring stick for the players: How they fare against Arkansas' pass defense. Green made pork last week of the Hogs, with seven catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns. It's Jones' turn this weekend.

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Joe Cox

The guy was kicked around after the loss at Oklahoma State, and, boy, has he responded. Cox has led Georgia to victories against South Carolina and Arkansas. He put up big numbers at Arkansas, throwing for 375 yards and five TDs.

Big hits in Swamp

There was some good, clean hitting going on between Florida and Tennessee. Even some pops on Florida's Tim Tebow. Eric Berry is an absolute force. Enjoy this final season of watching him play in college.

Lane Kiffin

Smart game plan in Gainesville to hang in there, play it close and gain respect for his program. Yes, even if Urban Meyer called him out on it.

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Secondaries in the Ozarks

Arkansas and Georgia had better pick it up in the defensive backfield, and quickly. The Hogs look particularly vulnerable. They might have to outscore opponents in shootouts for every SEC win.

LSU offense

Despite a couple of patsy games, the Tigers are dead last in the league, with 325.7 yards a game. What gives? That's not going to work in games against Auburn, Alabama, et al.

Lane Kiffin

Kiffin had a chance to, for once, keep his mouth shut and let Meyer seem petty in a relatively close victory against the Vols. Did he take it? Of course not.

By the numbers

1 - Florida allowed its first touchdown of the season, in the fourth quarter of the third game.

20.8 - Yards per completion for Cox, the league's offensive player of the week, in the win at Arkansas - 375 yards on 18 completions.

93 - Points in Georgia's 2-0 start in the SEC.

Quote of the week

"I guess we'll wait, and after we're not excited about a performance, we'll tell you everybody was sick." - Kiffin, jabbing at Meyer's saying Florida was hampered by the flu in its victory against the Vols.