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KNOXVILLE — The announcement was made in the press box late in the third quarter, just after Tennessee sophomore quarterback Josh Dobbs had fumbled away the football to No. 19 Missouri.

We are hitting the home stretch of the college football regular season. We know that.

Before we get into this thing with an extra gear, thanks to all the questions this week, especially from a bunch of Press Row listeners. If you have questions about the paper, the radio show or for the mailbag, you can email them to jgreeson@timesfreepress.com, send them on Twitter at @jgreesontfp or post them in the comments below.

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones has, for the most part, chosen his words quite carefully and correctly this week regarding the suspensions of linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams for their alleged rape of a UT coed.

OK, now comes a tricky point of the college season as entertainment hunters try to finish strong. (And try to store up a little extra entertainment for the holidays.)

The top four in the eyes of the college football playoff committee was released Tuesday night.

For any University of Tennessee at Chattanooga supporter still needing proof that Christmas has come early to the Mocs, we're pleased to inform you that Santa arrived at Hamilton Place mall wearing UTC blue and gold Tuesday night.

Who was surprised Alabama coach Nick Saban got a little jumpy with the media on Monday?

It was easily one of the more touching moments of the Bruce Pearl Era at Tennessee. Just before his final home game at Thompson-Boling Arena, senior guard Dane Bradshaw learned that Pearl was endowing a scholarship in the Memphis native's name.

Want to know the Southeastern Conference's worst football nightmare this morning?

KNOXVILLE — The scoreboard told the story of an outcome that was certainly predictable, if not preordained. Tennessee had 50 points, Kentucky 16, same as it ever was.

Jay, in honor of "Dumb and Dumber To" coming out tomorrow, let's see your Rushmore of "Dumb and Dumber" quotes for the mailbag. Lots of good ones to choose from.

There is no shortage of intrigue this week as there are high stakes for a gaggle of SEC teams. Divisional, conference and even national championship hopes are on the line. Bowl eligibility is being hunted.

In the wee small hours of Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 76 Ooltewah High School football players returned to their campus following a 24-20 victory at Murfreesboro Siegel a few hours earlier.

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