1. Obstacles That Could Prevent Alabama from Reaching the College Football Playoff

    When Alabama head coach Nick Saban had his brief flirtation — or "leverage play" — with Texas two offseasons ago, the term "special pressure" was thrown out quite often both publicly and privately...

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  2. Don't Mistake the Preseason Amway Coaches Top 25 Poll as SEC Dominance

    You can check off another landmark on the offseason road to college football. The preseason Amway Coaches Poll was released Thursday, and it contained a distinctly Southern flavor...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 10,354 reads 76 comments

  3. Why Tennessee vs. Georgia Will Be the SEC East Game of the Year

    When Tennessee was cooking at its highest level under former head coach Phillip Fulmer, the matchup versus Georgia used to mean the world...

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  4. LSU Football: Biggest Storylines Heading into Fall Camp

    Was last season's 8-5 record the exception to the rule, or is LSU regressing as a program? That question won't be answered until the end of November, but the college football world ...

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  5. What Would Have to Happen for the SEC to Miss the Playoff in 2015?

    After two straight seasons without a major bowl win in the BCS or the "New Year's Six" that include the College Football Playoff, the foundation of SEC power has developed some cracks...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 14,132 reads 271 comments

  6. Texas A&M Football: Biggest Storylines Heading into Fall Camp

    Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies burst onto the SEC scene in 2012, with an electric young playmaker named Johnny Manziel taking the snaps and an offense that gave traditional SEC defenses fits...

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  7. Florida Football: Biggest Storylines Heading into Fall Camp

    The expectations for new head coaches have changed a bit over the last decade. The ability to recruit, catch lighting in a bottle and turn around programs that have struggled in a hurry has virtually erased the margin for error for newcomers...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 5,034 reads 34 comments

  8. Every SEC Football Team's Odds to Make College Football Playoff

    Media days are in the books, "talkin' season" is almost over, and pads will be popping during fall camps around the SEC in a couple of weeks. Ah, August...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 32,356 reads 376 comments

  9. What to Take from New Details of Nick Saban's Flirtation with Texas

    For about the entire calendar year during the 2012-13 offseason, there was plenty of smoke surrounding the idea of Alabama head coach Nick Saban taking over at Texas for former Longhorn head coach Mack Brown ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 25,569 reads 199 comments

  10. Obstacles That Could Prevent Auburn from Winning the SEC Championship

    The buzz surrounding the Auburn Tigers reached a fever pitch earlier this month at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama, when more than 1,000 media members picked head coach Gus Malzahn 's crew as the favorites to win the SEC championship in 2015...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 7,859 reads 77 comments

  11. Alabama Football: Will Nick Saban Get His Wish on NFL Draft Grades?

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban stepped to the podium in the main ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, earlier this month with talking points in hand...

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  12. SEC Football: Biggest Trap Game for Every SEC Team in 2015

    By now, you've probably taken your favorite preseason magazine, looked at the SEC composite schedule and etched out exactly how you think the SEC will play out in 2015...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 24,797 reads 154 comments

  13. Florida's Defense Can Keep the Gators in the SEC East Discussion

    For the most part, Florida has been the punch line to a really sad joke over the last two seasons, as former head coach Will Muschamp struggled to keep the program relevant in the down SEC East...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 8,833 reads 183 comments

  14. Obstacles That Can Prevent Georgia from Winning the SEC East

    In a vote that came as a shock to nobody, Georgia was picked to win the SEC East by the assembled members of the media at SEC media days earlier this month...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 12,376 reads 130 comments

  15. Excuses, Distractions and the SEC's Loss of the Benefit of the Doubt

    That sound you heard coming from Hoover, Alabama, and Bristol, Connecticut, this month isn't the SEC trumpet being blasted all over the college football world; it's the sound of ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 24,301 reads 307 comments

  16. Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze's Proposal for Playoff Change Isn't Ideal

    "Talkin' season" is still in full gear for another couple of weeks, and SEC coaches are hitting the home stretch this week by going through a "car wash" at ESPN world headquarters that sends them to virtually every outlet at the Worldwide Leader...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 7,094 reads 42 comments

  17. Retirement Is Not an Option for South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, for Now

    "I breezed right through age 60, breezed right through 65, and I'm going to try my best to breeze right on through 70...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 5,508 reads 46 comments

  18. Obstacles That Could Prevent Tennessee from Meeting the 2015 Hype

    The Tennessee hype train is chugging down the tracks, and it didn't slow down earlier this month when the SEC media predicted the Vols to finish second in the SEC East in 2015, just behind the Georgia Bulldogs...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 10,743 reads 101 comments

  19. Which SEC Team Has the Biggest Concern at QB in 2015?

    Aside from Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, quarterback play in the SEC is largely a mystery heading into 2015. Even the established starters have plenty of questions...

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  20. SEC Media Predicted Order of Finish Indicates a Wild Season Ahead

    HOOVER, Ala. — One of the most anticipated aspects of SEC media days each year is the release of the predicted order of finish, as voted on by the more than 1,000 credentialed media members on hand at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 34,906 reads 158 comments

  21. Where Does Transfer Greyson Lambert Stand in Georgia's Wide Open QB Battle?

    HOOVER, Ala. — Greyson Lambert just got on campus at Georgia after graduating from the University of Virginia last week and has to hit the ground running—and throwing—if he wants to be Georgia's starting quarterback in 2015...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 5,841 reads 11 comments

  22. Missouri's Shot at Success in SEC Rests on Maty Mauk's Performance

    HOOVER, Ala. — Missouri has entered the Georgia Dome in each of the last two Decembers only 60 minutes away from SEC titles. Both times, it walked out in search of not only the trophy, but also respect within the conference...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 4,779 reads 14 comments

  23. Why It Doesn't Matter Who Starts at QB for Alabama in 2015

    HOOVER, Ala. — One year ago, Alabama's quarterback position was a mess. Jake Coker had just transferred in from Florida State, backups Cooper Bateman and Alec Morris were ...

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  24. Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs, the New Face of the SEC

    HOOVER, Ala. — In a conference and sport that are driven by quarterbacks, Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs is grabbing the keys...

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  25. Kyle Allen Is Texas A&M's Best Option at QB, Not Kyler Murray

    HOOVER, Ala. — The future of the quarterback position at Texas A&M wasn't at SEC media days this year, and neither was the present...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 14,381 reads 66 comments