1. Way-Too-Early 2015 SEC Power Rankings

    The 2014 season just wrapped up, but it's never too early to start looking ahead to the 2015 season. A rather lackluster 7-5 bowl record, the absence of a national title for the ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 16 days ago 55,346 reads 337 comments

  2. What Auburn's Defense Must Do to Become Elite

    Auburn's defense hasn't finished in the top half of the SEC in total defense since 2007. Think about that for a second—a program that was once synonymous with stout defenses ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 16 days ago 7,822 reads 45 comments

  3. Alabama Football: Why Is Nick Saban Letting His Defensive Coaches Leave?

    The coaching silly season has been eventful in the SEC and profitable for moving companies. Assistant coaches have made road trips to find new homes all around the SEC, and this week was particularly big for moving companies in Tuscaloosa...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 17 days ago 60,869 reads 187 comments

  4. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Coaching Silly Season, Dak's Return

    SEC Coaches Playing Musical Chairs The movement among assistant coaches this offseason has been mind-boggling, and in some ways, a flow chart of departures and arrivals will look eerily similar to a circle that consists solely of SEC teams...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 18 days ago 13,381 reads 21 comments

  5. Why Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs Is a Dark-Horse Heisman Contender

    Ah, the offseason. Where every team will go undefeated, every player will be the greatest player in college football history and if you don't agree, well, you're just a hater of either that team, that player or both...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 18 days ago 10,457 reads 23 comments

  6. The Case for Braxton Miller to Transfer from Ohio State to Oregon

    As confetti fell from the sky at AT&T Stadium and the two participants in the College Football Playoff National Championship left the field, the elephants in each postgame locker room were the quarterbacks...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 19 days ago 65,257 reads 138 comments

  7. Urban Meyer Is SEC's New Public Enemy No. 1

    Look out, SEC. There's a new sheriff in town, and he's a familiar face who has wreaked havoc in the conference before. Urban Meyer : Public enemy No. 1 of the SEC...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 19 days ago 29,253 reads 432 comments

  8. Why Did the SEC Get Shut out of the First-Ever College Football Playoff Final?

    The first season of the College Football Playoff has wrapped up, and for the first time since Vince Young ran Texas to a title and himself into college football immortality, an SEC team didn't play for a chance to be college football's best...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 20 days ago 26,092 reads 260 comments

  9. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 14,912 reads 53 comments

  10. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 23 days ago 24,989 reads 57 comments

  11. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 24 days ago 21,791 reads 102 comments

  12. 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 24 days ago 21,748 reads 9 comments

  13. 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, ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 25 days ago 43,596 reads 202 comments

  14. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 25 days ago 22,105 reads 26 comments

  15. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 26 days ago 5,356 reads 10 comments

  16. 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 26 days ago 37,950 reads 240 comments

  17. 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 27 days ago 21,346 reads 89 comments

  18. 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 27 days ago 14,627 reads 20 comments

  19. 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 29 days ago 29,805 reads 98 comments

  20. 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 30 days ago 53,710 reads 401 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 56,250 reads 737 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 20,566 reads 162 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 14,563 reads 242 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 20,828 reads 64 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 19,501 reads 151 comments