1. Steve Spurrier Should Be Remembered as Greatest Player's Coach in NCAA History

    "I think the days of a coach talking a kid into staying are not smart." Those were the words of South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 10,751 reads 89 comments

  2. Why Amari Cooper Will Be the Heart of the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2014

    It was an offseason of transition in Tuscaloosa. Quarterback AJ McCarron—he of two national title rings and only four losses in three years as the starter—exhausted ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 7,609 reads 20 comments

  3. SEC Football Q&A: Will Texas A&M Need to Use Two Quarterbacks in 2014

    Do you smell that? It smells like football is in the air. SEC media days is in the books, and pads will start popping in just over a week when fall camps open around the country...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 7,764 reads 15 comments

  4. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: SEC Network, Steve Spurrier Hype and More

    A Few Big Fish Left in the Pond Another week, another major provider has signed on to carry the SEC Network when it launches on Aug. 14...

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  5. Why SEC Bluebloods Should Be Wary of College Football Playoff

    After years of complaints, anger and frustration, college football fans finally got their way. The 2014 season will be the first that concludes with an FBS playoff when the 13 ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 13,791 reads 124 comments

  6. Why Bob Stoops-Nick Saban Rivalry Is What the College Football Playoff Needs

    Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is angry, and he's not going to take it anymore. On the heels of the 14 SEC head coaches going through ESPN's "Car Wash" at its corporate headquarters ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 11,110 reads 369 comments

  7. Bret Bielema's Shots at Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin All About Making a Splash

    The annual SEC coaches' "car wash" at ESPN headquarters closed with a bang—or "splash," if you will...

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  8. Florida Has a Better Chance to Win the SEC East Than You Think

    It's a critical year for Florida head coach Will Muschamp , and the fourth-year head man of the Gators certainly doesn't lack confidence...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 10,376 reads 87 comments

  9. Is This the Most Skill Position Talent Gus Malzahn Has Ever Had?

    The annual ESPN "car wash" that features 14 head coaches over a two-day span took place this week, and the hot takes were everywhere...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 9,356 reads 38 comments

  10. Gavin Stansbury's Departure Means It's Panic Time for Texas A&M's Defense

    Now, it's officially time for Texas A&M to panic. Head coach Kevin Sumlin announced Monday that defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has left the team for personal reasons...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 14,249 reads 103 comments

  11. Why Malachi Dupre Is More Critical for LSU's 2014 Success Than Leonard Fournette

    If Leonard Fournette doesn't have a big head after hearing his coach and teammates rave about him at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, he's the most humble man in the world. Praise was everywhere...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 10,174 reads 20 comments

  12. Alabama Creates More Mystery Around QB Jacob Coker at SEC Media Days

    If you expected clarity at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama regarding the biggest question mark in the conference, you were probably disappointed...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 215,866 reads 71 comments

  13. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: SEC Network, Jarran Reed, the Bachelorette

    Slow Drip If you're disappointed that Media Days came and went with no announcement of a carriage agreement between the SEC Network and one of the remaining cable and satellite providers who haven't signed on, don't worry...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 3,153 reads 1 comments

  14. Winners and Losers from 2014 SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — The circus has packed up and left town, but the four-day extravaganza known as SEC Media Days was a fun ride along the way...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 66,924 reads 257 comments

  15. Why We Won't See the College Football Playoff Expand Anytime Soon

    HOOVER, Ala. — The College Football Playoff hasn't even begun, and people are already calling for it to expand. That's not going to happen. Not anytime soon, anyway...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 5,623 reads 42 comments

  16. With Manziel Gone, Kevin Sumlin Focused on Texas A&M's Defense at SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — Don't ask Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin about Johnny Manziel . In fact, just avoid the past altogether...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 7,960 reads 22 comments

  17. A Humble, Confident Steve Spurrier Is a Terrifying Presence for the SEC

    HOOVER, Ala. — A humble Steve Spurrier is a dangerous Steve Spurrier, and the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks was certainly humble when he opened Day 2 of SEC media days on Tuesday afternoon...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 20,910 reads 245 comments

  18. SEC Media Days 2014: Biggest Quotes and Reactions from Day 1

    HOOVER, Ala. — After Day 1 of SEC media days, the focal point was undoubtedly the defending SEC champion Auburn Tigers. Most notably, the absence of star quarterback Nick Marshall...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 30,726 reads 89 comments

  19. Why It Was a No-Brainer for Auburn to Leave Nick Marshall Out of SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — I was wrong. When news broke that Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall had been cited in Reynolds, Georgia, for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 7,760 reads 79 comments

  20. What Nick Marshall Can Learn from Johnny Manziel's SEC Media Days Experience

    UPDATE: Auburn officials tell B/R Nick Marshall will not attend SEC Media Days. He will be replaced by TE C.J. Uzomah...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 6,607 reads 38 comments

  21. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: RB Kenyan Drake on Thin Ice at Alabama?

    Different Verse, Same as the First? Alabama running back Kenyan Drake isn't doing anything alarmingly bad, but it seems like he's always getting into trouble...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 13,943 reads 49 comments

  22. The Greatest Characters of SEC Media Days

    Earlier this month, we dissected the 10 best moments from SEC media days over the BCS era. Those moments are not possible without characters, and there are characters aplenty in the SEC...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 13,799 reads 31 comments

  23. SEC Football Q&A: Will Leonard Fournette Ever Deliver on His Heisman Hype?

    We are less than a week away from SEC Media Days, which means the football season is just around the corner...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 8,935 reads 12 comments

  24. Alabama Commits Blake Barnett, Calvin Ridley Will Be SEC's Next Big QB-WR Combo

    The college football world is getting a glimpse of the future this week in Beaverton, Oregon, as America's top high school seniors participate in The Opening on the campus of Nike's corporate headquarters...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 20,277 reads 71 comments

  25. Why NCAA Powers Won't Actually Need to Change Scheduling Strategy in Playoff Era

    Perception is reality in college football. While it may seem like perception will become less important in the age of the College Football Playoff, where the title will be "settled ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 1,258 reads 14 comments