1. Patience with Will Muschamp Will Pay off for South Carolina

    Be honest, when you heard that South Carolina hired Will Muschamp as its new head coach last December, you scratched your head. You might have even laughed...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 4,527 reads 76 comments

  2. Florida Starting QB Luke Del Rio Has What It Takes to Keep Gators in Contention

    When you look at Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio's resume, you might get dizzy. You also might rack up a few frequent-flier miles...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 13,366 reads 147 comments

  3. SEC Extra Points: Jalen Tabor Suspension Concerning but Not Season-Defining

    Florida defensive back Jalen "Teez" Tabor went through his own media day last month in New York, when "Tabor Takes NYC" became one of the most heavily anticipated blitzes of the offseason...

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  4. Should Fournette Rethink His Plans to Not Sit Out Season After Ankle Injury?

    You knew it was coming. From the moment LSU head coach Les Miles announced in a press conference on Tuesday (2:10 mark) that star running back Leonard Fournette sprained his ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 16,169 reads 70 comments

  5. SEC Football Q&A: Can You Judge Auburn's John Franklin III off 'Last Chance U?'

    If you haven't seen the Netflix original documentary Last Chance U yet, then you're doing a disservice to yourself and your offseason football fix...

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  6. Tennessee Finally Has National Hype, but Can It Live Up to the Expectations?

    The Tennessee hype train is revving up, loaded with passengers and ready to accelerate out of the station for the first time in more than a decade...

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  7. SEC Extra Points: Maurice Smith Saga Shows Kirby Smart Is a Threat to Nick Saban

    Georgia fans, say "thank you" to Alabama head coach Nick Saban . No, not for holding up the potential graduate transfer of current Crimson Tide defensive back Maurice Smith, who ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 16,148 reads 93 comments

  8. Why Jacob Eason Needs to Be Georgia's Starting QB in Week 1

    When Georgia's fall camp kicked off on Monday, it started the clock on Kirby Smart's biggest decision yet as the head coach of the Bulldogs...

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  9. Alabama's Quest to Repeat Begins and Ends at the QB Battle

    Alabama has parlayed two straight offseason quarterback battles into two straight SEC titles, two straight College Football Playoff berths and the 2015 national title...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 12,614 reads 84 comments

  10. SEC Football Q&A: Who Were the Winners and Losers of the Offseason?

    Players are reporting, camps are opening and, by the end of the week, pads will be popping. The offseason is over, and the 2016 college football season starts now. With the offseason in the books, it's time to grade the doldrums of the offseason...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 28,347 reads 79 comments

  11. SEC Football: Coordinators Under the Most Pressure in 2016

    There was massive coaching turnover in the SEC this offseason, as 10 of the conference's 14 member institutions welcomed at least one new coordinator...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 15,342 reads 60 comments

  12. SEC Extra Points: Why Alabama's Defense Could Be Even Better in 2016

    Alabama used its stout defense—which gave up just 276.3 yards per game and 4.3 yards per play—to roll all the way to the national title a year ago...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 13,072 reads 126 comments

  13. The SEC's Heisman Trophy Contenders and Pretenders

    By this point in the summer, you've already purchased your preseason college football preview magazine, downloaded one on your tablet and perhaps even made up your mind on who you think is going to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 19,995 reads 206 comments

  14. SEC Football Q&A: How Many SEC Teams Will Earn Bowl Berths in 2016?

    The SEC set a record last year when it won nine of its 11 bowl games—including Alabama's College Football Playoff National Championship victory over Clemson in Glendale, Arizona...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 15,149 reads 84 comments

  15. SEC Football: Bold Predictions for 2016 Fall Camp

    College football fall camp is just around the corner, which means many of the position battles around the SEC will begin to come into focus before we know it...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 33,787 reads 91 comments

  16. Is Kevin Sumlin's Confidence a Front, or a Sign That Texas A&M Could Be Back?

    I've spoken with Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin face-to-face twice over the past three months—once at SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, in early June and again in mid-July at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 13,268 reads 201 comments

  17. SEC Extra Points: Carl Lawson's Health and More Media Days Nuggets You Missed

    Lost in the hoopla surrounding the Nick Saban vs. Paul Finebaum dust-up, Dan Mullen talking himself into a corner regarding the decision to suspend 5-star defensive lineman Jeffery ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 4,610 reads 4 comments

  18. SEC Football: Biggest Trap Game for Every Team in 2016

    They're lurking, waiting in the shadows, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting prey. Trap games. It's impossible for college head coaches to get their young charges as excited to ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 28,447 reads 124 comments

  19. SEC Football Q&A: What Weaknesses Could Derail Seasons for East Contenders?

    Florida shocked the world last year when then-first-year head coach Jim McElwain led the Gators to the SEC East title despite massive roster upheaval in the middle of the season, including the suspension of former starting quarterback Will Grier...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 13,164 reads 158 comments

  20. SEC Football: Transfers Who Will Make an Impact in 2016

    The transfer market has become one of the hottest markets in the country. When former stars or starters are elbowed out at other FBS or FCS schools, there always seem to be other schools ready to welcome them with open arms...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 24,666 reads 90 comments

  21. Winners, Losers from 2016 SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — The 2016 edition of SEC media days is in the books, and it's time to analyze how some of the conference's biggest names handled the Super Bowl of "talkin' season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 34,748 reads 232 comments

  22. Hugh Freeze Opens Up on NCAA, Frustration and Ole Miss' Perception

    HOOVER, Ala. — The final day at SEC media days at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel was the most anticipated of the four-day event, thanks to the presence of ...

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  23. SEC Media Days Are a Spectacle That Goes Beyond Football

    HOOVER, Ala. — Off in the distance, down an escalator in the lobby of a suburban Birmingham hotel, the sweet sound of college football is in the air. One day, that sound is a cowbell incessantly clanging and echoing through the halls...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 5,324 reads 11 comments

  24. Why Bret Bielema Has Replaced Steve Spurrier as the King of SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — Move over, Steve Spurrier . There's a new sheriff in town. When the "Head Ball Coach" abruptly resigned from South Carolina in October of 2015, it left a void in the SEC "talkin' season" universe...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 9,700 reads 49 comments

  25. Why the SEC's Lack of Star QBs Doesn't Matter

    HOOVER, Ala. — If you're looking for quarterback star power at SEC media days, you'll probably be wandering around the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel for a while. There's not much of it...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 2 months ago 15,127 reads 104 comments