1. Auburn Football: 3 Adjustments Gus Malzahn Must Make in 2015

    Auburn was 13 seconds away from a national title two years ago but seemed more like 13 years away from one late last season...

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  2. 6 SEC Schools That Would Be Good Fits for Ohio State QB Braxton Miller

    Just one year ago, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was in the thick of the Heisman Trophy race and his team was preparing to make a run for the inaugural College Football Playoff...

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  3. Alabama's Quarterback Battle Much More Important This Year Than Last

    In Hollywood, sequels rarely top the original. That is, of course, unless we're talking about The Godfather: Part II...

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  4. College Football Playoff Semifinals on New Year's Eve Are Coming

    ATLANTA — Based on viewership, the College Football Playoff has been a mind-boggling success. According to a release from ESPN, the two national semifinals—the Rose ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 21,887 reads 9 comments

  5. 3 SEC Teams That Will Regress in 2015

    It's safe to say that the bowl season wasn't the happiest of times for SEC programs. The SEC West—once thought to be the most dominant division in the game—went 2-5, ...

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  6. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Miller, Golson Transfer Rumors Abound

    What to Make of the Transfer Rumors We are potentially entering one of the most prolific offseasons of quarterback free-agent transfers in college football history...

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  7. Can Former Texas DC Manny Diaz Succeed in the SEC?

    Fair or not, most people have already made up their minds on whether new Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is a good defensive coordinator...

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  8. 7 Reasons the SEC Will Be Back in the National Title Game in 2015

    For the first time since the Rose Bowl following the 2005 season, the SEC won't place a team in the national title game. Instead, Ohio State will take on Oregon after the Buckeyes took down Alabama 42-35 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl national semifinal...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 37,982 reads 240 comments

  9. Starting the 2015 Hype Train for Tennessee Football

    Tennessee, meet the hype train. Hype train, meet the Tennessee football program. You two get comfortable with each other, because for the next nine months, you're going to be locked arm-in-arm...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 21,792 reads 89 comments

  10. Transfer Is the Best Move for Jeff Driskel and Florida

    Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel's legacy wasn't what he expected, but he did go out with a bang. Playing in place of injured starting quarterback Treon Harris, who left the contest after hurting his leg, Driskel entered the Birmingham Bowl Jan...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 14,851 reads 20 comments

  11. Bowl Win Shows Jim McElwain Will Have Talent to Turn Florida Offense Around

    In spite of struggles that saw Florida finish with the third-worst offense in the SEC (370.2 yards per game), several stars did emerge in 2014, including running back Kelvin Taylor and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 29,849 reads 98 comments

  12. The Fall of the SEC West

    Remember when the SEC West was the flag-bearer of college football? A 900-pound gorilla swatting any fly that got anywhere near it? Those were the good ol' days —or, perhaps more appropriately, ancient history...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 53,826 reads 401 comments

  13. Alabama No Longer the Team to Beat in College Football

    If you weren't a believer that the Alabama dynasty ended when Chris Davis took a missed field goal back 109 yards to end last season's Iron Bowl or Oklahoma wrecked shop in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl, you should be now...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 56,354 reads 737 comments

  14. Outback Bowl Loss Shows Gus Malzahn Has Work to Do to Become Elite Head Coach

    Gus Malzahn came within 13 seconds of winning a national title in his first season as Auburn's head coach in 2013. In the 2015 Outback Bowl, it looked like he was 13 years away from getting to another one...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 20,581 reads 162 comments

  15. Ole Miss' Embarrassing Peach Bowl Loss Shows Rebels Are Far from Being Elite

    ATLANTA — Ole Miss entered the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl matchup with TCU with the No. 9 ranking from the College Football Playoff selection committee. That is reflective of its rank in all of college football, not the SEC...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 14,622 reads 242 comments

  16. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Mark Richt Not Retiring from Georgia

    The coaching carousel never stops spinning, and for a moment, it appeared that it could take off at ludicrous speed in Athens, Georgia...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 20,854 reads 64 comments

  17. How Worried Should Les Miles, LSU Fans Be After 5-Loss Season?

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Notre Dame kicker Kyle Brindza's 32-yard field goal sailed through the west uprights at LP Field on Tuesday night to give Notre Dame a 31-28 win over ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 19,538 reads 151 comments

  18. SEC Football Q&A: Can Texas A&M Make a College Football Playoff Run in 2015?

    Bowl season is upon us, which means it's time for teams to generate offseason momentum based on bowl results, players returning to school and make impressions on coaches who may have new addressees in 2015...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 10,399 reads 48 comments

  19. Kyle Allen Proves He Is the Future for Texas A&M in Liberty Bowl Win

    Freshman Kyle Allen was brought to Texas A&M to be the quarterback of the future for head coach Kevin Sumlin , after former superstar and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel moved on to the NFL...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 14,666 reads 57 comments

  20. The 2004 Auburn Tigers, the National Championship Team That Wasn't

    Had the 2004 Auburn Tigers played a decade later, things would be different. They'd undoubtedly be in the four-team playoff with their undefeated record and SEC title in hand, preparing for a showdown with No...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 17,773 reads 83 comments

  21. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina Take Step Back to Relevance with Win over Miami

    South Carolina's defense was the punch line to a depressing joke for the better part of the 2014 season, but it saved one of its best performances for last...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 15,392 reads 124 comments

  22. The Perfect Candidate for Vacant Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator Job

    As "Harbaugh Watch" closes its fourth week in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Texas A&M is still without a defensive coordinator. Those two things could be related...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 28,057 reads 47 comments

  23. The Key to Arkansas Becoming Real SEC Contenders in 2015

    Arkansas closed strong during the final month of the season, shutting out LSU and Ole Miss in Fayetteville to earn second-year head coach Bret Bielema his first two conference ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 13,080 reads 55 comments

  24. Jim McElwain's Doug Nussmeier Hire at Florida Does Not Inspire

    The pieces of new Florida head coach Jim McElwain 's coaching staff are coming together, and the latest one added to the puzzle is a familiar face...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 64,423 reads 194 comments

  25. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Nick Saban's Defense of D.J. Pettway

    Right Message, Wrong Idea Alabama head coach Nick Saban went off on a passionate defense of defensive lineman D.J. Pettway's second chance with the Crimson Tide this week...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 26,605 reads 59 comments