6:00 PM Tennessee Volunteers football coach Butch Jones said that freshman RB Jalen Hurd will play in the Taxslayer Bowl despite being cited for underage drinking on December 3: "We've handled that internally and we'll continue to handle that. That's a few weeks old. It's just like raising your children."
5:30 PM Injured Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon took to Twitter on Thursday to call out the New Orleans Saints and their fans before Sunday's game: "The Aints are way too sorry to have our names in their mouth! Our team will be bringing a broom to the bayou!"