1. Kirby Smart's 1st Season at Georgia a Mix of Frustration and Cautious Optimism

    The first season for head coach Kirby Smart at Georgia was like a roller coaster that comes to a screeching halt in the middle of one of the scariest loops...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 10,034 reads 44 comments

  2. There's No Way to Sugarcoat It: The SEC Is Mediocre in 2016

    The regular season is complete, the bowl games are coming up, and there's no way to sugarcoat what has gone down over the last three months in the 13 SEC cities outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 43,295 reads 393 comments

  3. Ed Orgeron Is the Right Man for the LSU Job but Must Make an Instant Impact

    In the end, LSU got it right. No, Ed Orgeron doesn't have a track record of SEC success—his combined conference record is 7-23 at stints as the head coach of Ole Miss and LSU...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 23,696 reads 143 comments

  4. The Stunning Rise of D'Onta Foreman: From Afterthought to NFL-Bound Superstar

    D'Onta Foreman wasn't supposed to be the lone bright spot of a lost season at Texas. He wasn't supposed to be the only star on a Longhorns team that, due to another season of irrelevancy in the Big 12, will likely lose head coach Charlie Strong...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 30,071 reads 45 comments

  5. SEC Football Q&A: Which Coaches Will Be on the Hot Seat Exiting 2016?

    Rivalry week is upon us, and athletic directors will have plenty of time on their hands between the end of the regular season and the beginning of bowl season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 32,057 reads 59 comments

  6. Florida Winning East Division Shows Just How Flawed SEC Is

    For the second straight season, Florida has claimed the SEC East crown. The Gators wrapped that up Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in a 16-10 win over LSU thanks to a goal-line stand for the ages...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 23,616 reads 234 comments

  7. Best- and Worst-Case College Football Playoff Scenarios

    When your head hit the pillow last Saturday night, you were probably exhausted from a day that saw three of the Top Four and five of the Top 10 teams in the nation fall...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 89,108 reads 255 comments

  8. Is Bobby Petrino's Offensive Brilliance Making People Forget Transgressions?

    Four years ago, Bobby Petrino was a lost cause. An outcast. A bad apple who, while a brilliant offensive mind, couldn't be trusted to run his own life, much less a football program...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 15,021 reads 46 comments

  9. SEC Extra Points: 2017 Shaping Up to Be the Year of the Quarterback

    The race to be named first-team All-SEC quarterback this year is about as exciting as a mud run. It's slow, lacks rhythm and you never know what's going to happen from one moment to the next...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 13,780 reads 64 comments

  10. SEC Football Q&A: Is It Time to Eliminate Divisions in the SEC?

    Florida will play LSU in Baton Rouge this weekend with a chance to wrap up its second straight SEC East title. But at this point, winning the SEC East is the college football equivalent of being the winner of a dizzy bat race...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 16,598 reads 80 comments

  11. November Struggles Can Put Kevin Sumlin, Gus Malzahn Back on Hot Seats

    The more things change, the more things stay the same. Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and Auburn's Gus Malzahn entered the season on two of the hottest head coaching seats in the ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 8,115 reads 94 comments

  12. Most Chaotic Week Ever Is Bonanza for College Football, Fans and Intrigue

    Perfectly imperfect. The College Football Playoff selection committee didn't have a lot of work to do when it came to last week's Top Four, but you knew it wouldn't last. Little did we know, it would only take four days...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 44,552 reads 187 comments

  13. With SEC West Title Gone, Can Auburn Spoil Alabama's Quest to Repeat?

    Saturday morning, Auburn controlled its SEC West and College Football Playoff destiny. By Saturday night, Auburn not only had both of those dreams dashed by Georgia, but it became the punchline to every bad offensive joke...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 11,514 reads 73 comments

  14. SEC Extra Points: The Sad State of QB Play Is Getting Worse by the Day

    Heading into Week 11, the state of quarterback play in the SEC is bad and regressing. Only one healthy SEC quarterback—Missouri's Drew Lock—is in the top 30 nationally ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 16,115 reads 57 comments

  15. The Underdog QB Leading the Underdog CFP Contender: Auburn's Sean White

    Sean White has constantly been overlooked—in high school, among his peers, even on his own team. No matter where he is, he has had to fight for attention...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 14,982 reads 43 comments

  16. Baylor's Next Coach Will Have Steep Hill to Climb to Overcome Public Outrage

    Baylor just can't get out of its own way. The school, the administration, the community. Everybody. If getting blown out by an average TCU team 62-22 at home on Saturday wasn't ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 9,581 reads 3 comments

  17. SEC Football Q&A: Who Will Win the SEC East?

    This time last week, Florida seemed like it was destined to repeat as SEC East champion. After all, the Gators traveled to Fayetteville , Arkansas, last weekend as road favorites and had control of their own destiny in the SEC East...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 17,227 reads 55 comments

  18. 2016 Iron Bowl Shaping Up to Be the Real SEC Title Game

    In 2013, Auburn hosted Alabama in the Iron Bowl to end all Iron Bowls. For the first time since the divisional split in 1992, the nation's best college football rivalry served as the de facto SEC West championship game that season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 26,620 reads 267 comments

  19. Texas A&M's Loss Exactly What Playoff Committee Rankings Needed

    Tuesday night, your fingers got a workout. You saw the College Football Playoff rankings , became outraged when one-loss Texas A&M sat fourth ahead of undefeated Washington ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 51,284 reads 251 comments

  20. SEC Extra Points: Leonard Fournette Is LSU's Only Hope of Upsetting Alabama

    LSU is sitting pretty at No. 13 in the College Football Playoff rankings, is riding a three-game winning streak under interim head coach Ed Orgeron and has faint hopes at earning a spot in the four-team playoff down the road...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 6,739 reads 40 comments

  21. Alabama's Evolution Has Made the Crimson Tide Incomparable

    Five years ago, when Alabama and LSU met in the "Game of the Century," the 9-6 LSU win was a shoutout to old-school, smashmouth football. The way the game should be played...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 24,941 reads 66 comments

  22. SEC Football Q&A: Is LSU or Auburn the Bigger Threat to Alabama?

    It didn't seem like it in September when LSU went 2-2, but the LSU-Alabama rivalry means something. Alabama is sitting pretty atop both major polls, while LSU has crept back into the Top 15 under interim head coach Ed Orgeron...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 15,130 reads 86 comments

  23. Jalen Hurd's Transfer Puts Enormous Pressure on Tennessee's Butch Jones

    Tennessee's fast track to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta has turned into a train wreck that's getting worse by the day...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 57,875 reads 157 comments

  24. SEC Football: All-Conference Team for October

    With two months of the season in the books, the race for college football's top individual awards has come into focus. Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has established himself as a legitimate Heisman contender after two months of stellar play...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 18,453 reads 83 comments

  25. Is Florida a Legit Threat to Reach SEC Title Game and Steal a Playoff Berth?

    The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between Florida and Georgia in Jacksonville served as a celebration for the Gators and a reminder to the college football world that they are relevant...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 18,294 reads 164 comments