1. Auburn's Gus Malzahn Is Confident He Can Beat Alabama, and That's Refreshing

    There's a difference between confidence and arrogance. Confidence is having faith in your ability, while arrogance is having an exaggerated sense of that ability. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is confident, not arrogant...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 30,855 reads 439 comments

  2. Winning Starts Up Front, and Tennessee Must Build from Scratch in 2014

    Second-year head coaches have been wildly successful in the SEC over the last decade. Urban Meyer and Gene Chizik each won national championships in their second years at Florida and Auburn, respectively...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 10,276 reads 25 comments

  3. Texas A&M Won't Have Johnny Manziel, but It Will Have Stellar Run Game in 2014

    Texas A&M burst onto the SEC scene in 2012 with then first-year head coach Kevin Sumlin and a brash redshirt freshman named Johnny Manziel at quarterback...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 9,967 reads 37 comments

  4. Marlon Humphrey's Pledge Solidifies This Class as Nick Saban's Best at Alabama

    Being the best class of Nick Saban 's tenure as head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide is like winning the Miss America pageant—all contestants are beautiful, it's just a matter of standing out in a crowded field...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 18,398 reads 63 comments

  5. Ole Miss' Recruiting Is Under the Radar, and That's a Compliment to Hugh Freeze

    This time last year, Ole Miss was the talk of the college football world. Then second-year head coach Hugh Freeze was coming off a 7-6 season and was putting the finishing touches on his first full recruiting class in Oxford...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 10,680 reads 25 comments

  6. Auburn QB Nick Marshall Not on Early Heisman Odds Board, but He Should Be

    It's never too early to start talking about the Heisman Trophy, and some of the early favorites for the most prestigious individual award in college football for the 2014 season hail from SEC schools...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 10,880 reads 67 comments

  7. Georgia Football: Tracy Rocker's Hire Is a Grand Slam for the Bulldogs

    Georgia head coach Mark Richt and new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt are spending the month of January multi tasking...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 24,564 reads 38 comments

  8. Alabama Football: Chances QB Jacob Coker Will Start for the Crimson Tide in 2014

    What was once assumed has now become reality for the 2014 Alabama Crimson Tide. Jacob Coker, the former backup quarterback to 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston at Florida ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 41,281 reads 85 comments

  9. SEC Football Q&A: Florida's QB, Missouri's Bowl Hopes and Signing Day Surprises

    Every Friday, we feature questions from the Bleacher Report inbox , Twitter and email at bsallee@bleacherreport.com. You have SEC questions, and I have SEC answers. Thank you for your questions...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 16,568 reads 45 comments

  10. 2014 JUCO Recruits Who Could Make Immediate Impact in SEC

    Signees are being counted on to provide instant impacts at their respective schools, and that's especially true of junior college transfers who have limited college eligibility left...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 18,592 reads 15 comments

  11. Chris Ash's Departure Could Pave the Way for Randy Shannon to Be Arkansas' DC

    The coaching carousel has slowed down a bit from earlier in the month, but it hasn't completely stopped spinning...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 19,960 reads 31 comments

  12. QB Turnover Will Force SEC Offenses to Take a Step Back in 2014

    To say that 2013 was a banner year for SEC offenses would be an understatement. Senior quarterbacks, the increased popularity in hurry-up offenses and creative offensive systems ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 16,499 reads 83 comments

  13. Best SEC Football Recruiting Classes from BCS Era

    National signing day is right around the corner, and several SEC teams are poised to post stellar classes that could catapult them into the national title picture or keep them right in the thick of it...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 13,910 reads 48 comments

  14. How Landing Ex-FSU QB Jacob Coker Would Shake Up Alabama's 2014 QB Battle

    Earlier in January, we broke down the potential heirs to AJ McCarron's throne as Alabama's starting quarterback . On Tuesday, another contender emerged from a school 300 miles southeast of Tuscaloosa...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 45,558 reads 94 comments

  15. If a RB Is Going to Win the Heisman, Georgia's Todd Gurley Is Set Up Well

    The Heisman Trophy has increasingly become an award for the best quarterback on one of college football's best teams, which has relegated running backs to the Heisman back-burner...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 12,851 reads 61 comments

  16. Who Are the Top 2014 Targets SEC Football Teams Are After?

    National signing day is two weeks away, and there's still plenty of intrigue left on the recruiting trail...

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  17. What Will Auburn's 2014 Offense Look Like in Year 2 Under Gus Malzahn?

    Auburn made a miraculous run in 2013 that earned the Tigers the SEC title and a shot against Florida State in the BCS National Championship Game...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 10,762 reads 75 comments

  18. Why Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott Is a 2014 Dark-Horse Heisman Candidate

    Three of the last five Heisman Trophy winners have come from the SEC, and there will be no shortage of stars next season in the mix for college football's most prestigious individual award...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 10,800 reads 58 comments

  19. Steve Spurrier Wise to Name Dylan Thompson South Carolina's Starting QB

    It seems a little early for head coaches to start naming successors to quarterbacks who have moved on to the NFL...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 8,158 reads 37 comments

  20. Where Each 2014 SEC Football Recruiting Class Stands Before Signing Day

    The end of the season only means one thing in the college football world—recruiting season is about to hit its home stretch...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 25,484 reads 35 comments

  21. Will New Vanderbilt Head Coach Derek Mason Keep 'Dores Competitive in the SEC?

    After a week of searching, Vanderbilt finally has its man. Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason has officially been announced as James Franklin's successor as the head coach of the Commodores, the school announced on Friday...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 8,515 reads 20 comments

  22. SEC Football Q&A: Will Auburn's Defense Help It Win a Title in the Next 2 Years?

    Every Friday, we feature questions from the Bleacher Report inbox, Twitter and email at bsallee@bleacherreport.com. You have SEC questions, and I have SEC answers. Thank you for your questions...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 7,199 reads 60 comments

  23. How Will Georgia's Secondary Survive Josh Harvey-Clemons' 3-Game Suspension?

    Death, taxes and Georgia Bulldogs players being suspended for the beginning of the season. This time, it's a familiar face who will be sidelined to start the season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 5,663 reads 23 comments

  24. Should Bama Worry About Memorabilia Shop with Merchandise from Active Players?

    Just how long would the offseason have to wait before dealing the college football world a juicy scandal to dig into? Not even a full two weeks. According to Clay Travis of OutKickTheCoverage...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 17,727 reads 261 comments

  25. Alabama Football: Breaking Down Tide's QB Contenders for 2014 Season

    If there's one criticism facing Alabama head coach Nick Saban , it's that—during AJ McCarron's three years as starting quarterback—he didn't groom a backup quarterback to take over either in a pinch or after McCarron's career closed...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 7 months ago 33,314 reads 84 comments