Who's Hot, Who's Not

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:23 a.m.

Who's hot and who's not in the SEC heading into college football's Week 12

Who's Hot

Kevin Sumlin: Texas A&M's coach just picked up a win over the best coach in the nation, his team is likely to finish with 10 wins in its first year in the SEC, his freshman quarterback is getting some Heisman love, and his defense has allowed an average of 19.2 points in the last four games.

Zach Mettenberger: LSU's junior quarterback has sparked new life into the Tigers' passing game the way fans were hoping he would do earlier in the year. Mettenberger has thrown for 571 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions the last two weeks.

Georgia defense: The talented Bulldogs' defense is finally starting to resemble the unit that finished fifth in the nation in total defense last season, only giving up a total of 19 points in the last three games.

Who's Not

Derek Dooley: Tennessee's coach said he hasn't been told whether the Vols would fire him after the season despite sources saying he won't return. The odds are stacked against Dooley staying in Knoxville, especially after his team squandered a 21-7 lead in a 51-48 overtime loss to Missouri.

T.J. Yeldon: Alabama's freshman back fumbled for the second straight week with the Tide mounting a second-half drive. He made up for the one against LSU, but Texas A&M capitalized on his fourth-quarter fumble to take a 29-17 lead.

Florida offense: This unit has been saved by its defense and special teams all season. Last week, Loucheiz Purifoy's blocked punt was returned for a score that prevented OT against Louisiana-Lafayette.

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