1. SEC Football Q&A: Alabama's DBs, LSU/Wisconsin and Dark-Horse Title Contenders

    Do you hear that? Those are pads. Those pads? They're popping. Ahh , football. Fall camp is here, and let's kick off the season in style with a Friday tradition —SEC football Q&A...

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  2. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Leonard Fournette, Alabama's LBs and More

    No Pressure, Kid The hype machine around LSU true freshman running back Leonard Fournette just keeps spinning...

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  3. Why Auburn RB Cameron Artis-Payne Will Take the SEC by Storm in 2014

    One of the dominant storylines to come out of SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama, was the absence of star power like Johnny Manziel , AJ McCarron , Tre Mason, Aaron Murray and the crop of last year's superstars...

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  4. As Weird as It Sounds, South Carolina Is Getting Too Much Preseason Hype in 2014

    South Carolina used to be an afterthought. A speed bump. That program that was pesky but never really had the chance to make a move to the big-boy table...

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  5. What Brandon Harris Needs to Do to Win LSU's QB Job in Fall Camp

    The countdown is on to one of the biggest Week 1 matchups in college football, when LSU takes on Wisconsin in Houston on Aug. 30. Before then, though, LSU has to settle on a quarterback...

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  6. SEC Coaches Have No Business Complaining About James Franklin's Satellite Camps

    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. For SEC coaches to curb what they perceive as an unfair recruiting practice, that's the attitude the league office should take. A hot-button issue this offseason has been the rise of satellite camps...

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  7. Teammates React to Former Georgia Player Josh Murray's 'Bachelorette' Win

    When you think of sports and reality television colliding, it's typically professional sports making the waves...

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  8. 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, ...

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  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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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  12. 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 1 month ago 13,525 reads 124 comments

  13. 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 ...

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  14. 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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  15. 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...

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  16. 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...

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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