Lunchtime links

The World Cup is here. Really helps the summer go by before football season starts.

  • Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel wonders why Florida didn't just tell the truth when it came to the sudden resignation of wide receivers coach Joker Phillips.

  • Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson thinks he has options if defensive end Carl Lawson has to miss time after offseason knee surgery.

  • Alabama defensive lineman Brandon Ivory ranks No. 21 on AL.com's list of the most important figures in and around Alabama's program.

  • Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will get to practice and scrimmage against Peyton Manning.

  • Tennessee quarterback commit Quinten Dormady is eager to join a "growing" Tennessee football program.

  • Missouri athletic director Mike Alden talks about the future of the NCAA. Here's Part 1 and Part 2 of his Q&A with The Columbia Daily Tribune.

  • New Orleans Saints' Keenan Lewis thinks LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre will be a top NFL receiver one day.