1. Blake Sims, Alabama Peaking at Perfect Time for National Championship Run

    ATLANTA — Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome was as much a coronation as it was a competition for Alabama. The top-ranked Crimson Tide topped No...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 18 days ago 16,273 reads 74 comments

  2. SEC Championship Game 2014: Missouri's Defensive Front a Problem for Alabama?

    ATLANTA — One thing became abundantly clear during Alabama's 55-44 win over Auburn last weekend in Tuscaloosa: Quarterback Blake Sims can be rattled...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 19 days ago 12,668 reads 82 comments

  3. How SEC Fans Should Feel About Missouri Now

    Remember when Missouri was still considered an outsider in the SEC despite having the SEC logo stitched on its jerseys? "The other school" in the latest round of conference expansion ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 20 days ago 11,918 reads 158 comments

  4. Just Like with Urban Meyer, Florida Hires a Proven Winner in Jim McElwain

    Does history repeat itself? Not always in its exact form. When Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley nabbed Urban Meyer away from Utah under Notre Dame's nose after the 2004 season, it was bold, clever and worked out like a charm...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 20 days ago 47,058 reads 136 comments

  5. Nebraska's Play for Bret Bielema Indicates Cornhuskers Don't Get It

    The coaching silly season is a glorious time of year that includes tracking of private airplanes, all-night stakeouts in front of million-dollar homes decked out with enough holiday ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 21 days ago 24,794 reads 98 comments

  6. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Amari Cooper Is the X-Factor for Alabama

    Hangin ' With Mr. Cooper Can anyone on Missouri's roster cover Amari Cooper? Can anyone on the planet? Missouri better find an answer to the Cooper puzzle this ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 21 days ago 11,570 reads 33 comments

  7. Jim McElwain Wouldn't Be a Sexy Hire, but He'd Do Great at Florida

    Florida is undoubtedly one of the top programs in the country, and its coaching vacancy will certainly cause even the stablest candidates to at least listen to what athletic director Jeremy Foley has to offer...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 22 days ago 21,956 reads 80 comments

  8. Todd Gurley's Complicated College Football Legacy

    Todd Gurley 's legacy at Georgia is one of supreme talent, unquestioned leadership and missed opportunity...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 22 days ago 9,190 reads 35 comments

  9. Hugh Freeze's Contract Extension at Ole Miss Is Very Well-Deserved

    It's a good time to be in the agent business, and Jimmy Sexton is working his magic. His client, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze , agreed to a contract extension in Oxford overnight ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 9,332 reads 22 comments

  10. SEC Football Q&A: What to Make of the Chip Kelly to Florida Rumor

    Championship week is the most wonderful time of year. Not only do we get to discuss the SEC Championship Game, which is one of the best sporting events you'll ever attend, we get ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 28,638 reads 29 comments

  11. Of Course Steve Spurrier Is Coming Back for 2015

    What should have been an inevitability became a reality on Monday. According to Josh Kendall of The State , South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier will return to the program following a 6-6 season and its first loss to Clemson since 2008...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 5,560 reads 33 comments

  12. Making the Case for Hugh Freeze to Florida

    The Florida job is a monster, and it appears that athletics director Jeremy Foley is going after Godzilla. Or, at least, one of the characters in the movie...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 9,310 reads 16 comments

  13. How Long Will Lane Kiffin Stay at Alabama?

    From lightning rod to leader. That's the journey Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has embarked on this year. The former USC and Tennessee head coach took over the Alabama offense under a cloud of doubt...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 44,052 reads 76 comments

  14. Would Alabama Still Make the Playoff Even If Tide Lose to Missouri?

    Breaking Bad won the 2014 Emmy Award for "Best Drama Series," even though the best drama series in America is known as "the college football regular season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 13,344 reads 55 comments

  15. Will Muschamp and Auburn Is a Great Match, Should Terrify SEC

    The coaching silly season is upon us, and judging from the first two coordinator positions that have opened up in the SEC, former Florida head coach Will Muschamp might have his pick of high-profile jobs...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 24 days ago 131,149 reads 283 comments

  16. Final Regular-Season SEC Power Rankings

    It seems like only yesterday when the assembled members of the SEC media were casting our votes for the conference champion at media days in Hoover, Alabama...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 24 days ago 9,809 reads 21 comments

  17. SEC's College Football Playoff Hopes All Riding on Alabama, Which Is Just Fine

    Two teams? Three teams? All four teams? SEC schools littered the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings during the season. When the dust settled, though, only one remains alive as we head into championship weekend...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 24 days ago 16,649 reads 230 comments

  18. Epic Iron Bowl Makes Nick Saban's Hire of Lane Kiffin Look Like Stroke of Genius

    "Is this what we want football to be?" That question was posed by Alabama head coach Nick Saban in 2012, when he was asked about the rise in popularity of no-huddle offenses in college football according to Andrew Gribble of AL...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 25 days ago 37,719 reads 151 comments

  19. Losses to Ole Miss and Alabama Expose Mississippi State as Far from Elite

    Mississippi State's College Football Playoff chances disappeared in Oxford on Saturday, as Ole Miss topped the fourth-ranked Bulldogs 31-17 in a game in which Ole Miss' defense rattled quarterback Dak Prescott and the potent Bulldog offense...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 25 days ago 20,090 reads 98 comments

  20. LSU Football: Leonard Fournette Setting Tone for 2015 Heisman Trophy Run

    World, meet LSU running back Leonard Fournette. Leonard Fournette, meet world. Get to know each other, because you're going to see each other a lot in the next year...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 27 days ago 19,886 reads 115 comments

  21. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Alabama and Auburn Ignoring Last Year

    "Kick-Six?" What's that? It's hard to go anywhere this week without seeing former Auburn defensive back Chris Davis running 109 yards at the end of last year's Iron Bowl and into college football history...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 28 days ago 3,299 reads 8 comments

  22. Updated SEC Power Rankings for Rivalry Week

    Rivalry week is upon us, and both divisions in the SEC are still up for grabs. No. 4 Mississippi State has to beat intra-state rival Ole Miss on Saturday afternoon in Oxford and then hope that No...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 29 days ago 21,135 reads 79 comments

  23. SEC Football Q&A: Does Florida State Deserve to Be Ranked Above Alabama?

    It seems like only yesterday when SEC Network carriage deals dominated the headlines, the 10-second rule became an issue and South Carolina was a contender. Ah, the offseason...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 29 days ago 13,461 reads 198 comments

  24. Why Alabama Should Be Terrified of Auburn in the Iron Bowl

    This year's Iron Bowl doesn't carry division and national title hopes for both teams like last year's edition did, but that doesn't diminish the intrigue associated with the nation's biggest rivalry...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 38,156 reads 313 comments

  25. What Will Playoff Committee Need to See from Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl?

    Even in the age of the College Football Playoff, the sport is essentially a beauty contest. Despite being ranked No...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 5,321 reads 16 comments