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Could it be we now know why former Alabama football player Eddie Williams brutally mugged a student in February of 2013, stealing his university identification card in order to buy snacks from a vending machine inside the football dorm?

OK, after yesterday's marathon opus that was about the size of an Encycelopedia 5-at-10ia, we are short and to the point today.

The best and worst job in intercollegiate athletics is now accepting resumes.

A wise reader of my daily "5-at-10" at timesfreepress.com said about three weeks ago that you know very little about the NFL until you're six weeks in.

Let's rank the SEC and review the questions facing each team (with record and Saturday's foe). Deal? Deal. And everyone expected the college football world to revolve around the state of Mississippi, right? Right?

When it comes to Autographgate, which Heisman Trophy hopeful is next? Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott? Notre Dame QB Everett Golson? The Aflac duck?

Morning, how was your weekend?

ATLANTA — The elephant in the Atlanta Falcons' locker room stands 5-feet-9, weighs 192 pounds and answers to Antone Smith.

KNOXVILLE — There may be but one certainty gleaned from Tennessee's 45-10 college football victory over little brother UT-Chattanooga on Saturday afternoon: On Oct. 11, 2014, beneath a pale gray sky, the Volunteers were 35 points better than the Mocs.

The brilliant college career of Todd Gurley looks to be done.

We were 4-5 against the number last week and are a positively pedestrian 21-20 this year. Gross.

Quick question: What do the four largest payrolls in Major League Baseball have in common this morning?

Dodgers are done and they take the highest payroll — roughly $240 million or about $9.5 million per player in a league which the average salary is less than a third of that — on vacation. Again.

OK, so maybe Tuesday's news that our town has landed the USA boxing team qualifying tournament without so much as trying won't generate the immediate electricity that corralling a similar event in women's figure skating or gymnastics might have.

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