1. How Crazy Recruiting Run Is Making Life Difficult for Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M

    Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin made just over $5 million last year, according to the USA Today coaching salary database, and is suffering from "rich man's problems." Literally and figuratively...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 38,787 reads 183 comments

  2. The Under-the-Radar Signee Who Will Explode for Auburn in 2015

    National signing day drama encapsulated Auburn last week, after 5-star defensive end Byron Cowart committed to Auburn in the morning but didn't get around to faxing in his national letter of intent until much later in the day...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 13,752 reads 16 comments

  3. 7 SEC Players Who Are Under the Most Pressure Entering Offseason Workouts

    National championships aren't won or lost in the fall. They're won or lost in the offseason. For many players who are getting ready for spring practice around the SEC, the next ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 20,692 reads 33 comments

  4. 2015 QB Decision Will Dictate Les Miles' Future at LSU

    The 2015 offseason for LSU is the depressing sequel to an already maddening movie. For the second straight season, Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris will battle it out in Baton Rouge for the No...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 14,734 reads 83 comments

  5. 5-Star CeCe Jefferson Officially a Florida Gator, Will Terrorize SEC Immediately

    Our long national nightmare is over. After committing to Florida on ESPNU on national signing day last Wednesday, 5-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson has finally faxed in ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 18,057 reads 21 comments

  6. Can Jon Hoke Help Turn South Carolina's Defense Back to the Glory Days?

    South Carolina's defense was more punchline than power in 2014, after the Gamecocks gave up an SEC-worst 6.22 yards per play and 432.7 yards per game—the second-worst mark in the conference...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,768 reads 62 comments

  7. Arkansas Football: Did Bret Bielema Really Deserve a Contract Extension?

    In two seasons as a head coach in the SEC, one head coach has posted a 10-15 overall record and a 2-14 record within the conference and has finished last in his division in both seasons...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 18,309 reads 120 comments

  8. Florida Football: Chris Rumph Will Keep the Gators DL Elite

    Well, the Terrell Williams era at Florida was short and—if defensive end CeCe Jefferson eventually signs his letter of intent—sweet...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 16,516 reads 35 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: Mike DeBord Is Not the Ideal Hire for Vols

    Former offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian's surprise move to the NFL to become the quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers left a void in the Tennessee coaching staff through ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 26,245 reads 69 comments

  10. National Signing Day Drama Shows Recruits Should Sign to a School, Not Coach

    Flipping season for recruits starts when the dead period ends in January and lasts until national signing day. For some coaches, flip season starts after recruits sign on the dotted line...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 29,590 reads 131 comments

  11. Power Ranking Every SEC Team's 2015 Recruiting Class

    National signing day 2015 is in the books, and this year's edition provided much more intriguing than previous editions. Florida had an uphill climb after coaching uncertainty left the cupboard bare for new head coach Jim McElwain ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 51,773 reads 191 comments

  12. The 7 SEC Defensive Players Who Will Explode in 2015

    Defense doesn't win championships anymore. "Just enough" defense does. Finding the next superstar on defense is the first step for teams to find enough to get into the College Football Playoff mix...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 37,785 reads 97 comments

  13. Will SEC Quarterbacks Return to Prominence in 2015?

    Ah, the good ol' days. When Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger, AJ McCarron, James Franklin, Tyler Bray and Connor Shaw were just a few of the hot-shot quarterbacks lighting up SEC scoreboards and stat sheets on a weekly basis...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 23,532 reads 114 comments

  14. 4-Star ATH Kerryon Johnson Should Choose Safety over Running Back at Auburn

    Kerryon Johnson is an iron man in every sense of the word. The 6'0", 200-pound athlete from Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama, outside of Huntsville won "Mr...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 14,923 reads 34 comments

  15. Bold SEC Predictions for National Signing Day

    National signing day is less than a week away, which means shenanigans are right around the corner. Who will flip? Who will stick? What random, bizarre story will pop up on national ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 22,473 reads 37 comments

  16. Georgia's No. 1 Recruiting Goal Is to Hold on to 5-Star ATH Terry Godwin

    Terry Godwin has been one of the cornerstones of the Georgia recruiting class ever since the 5-star athlete/receiver committed to the Bulldogs in January of 2014, but he could be at risk of heading elsewhere...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 12,537 reads 32 comments

  17. Nobody's a Winner in the Preston Williams Recruiting Saga

    Around this time every year, there's at least one bizarre recruiting story. Sometimes, a mom steals a national letter of intent. Other times, a player commits to one school but signs with another...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 31,810 reads 117 comments

  18. Forget 2, SEC Should Worry About 1 Team in 2015 College Football Playoff

    Perception is reality in college football, and right now, the reality of the SEC is a far cry from the perception that existed when the conference reeled off seven straight BCS National Championships from 2006-2012...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 16,909 reads 87 comments

  19. Is 5-Star DE Byron Cowart a Better Fit at Auburn or Florida?

    With only one week to go before national signing day, we're on the "back nine" for several top uncommitted prospects. Or, in the case of 5-star defensive end Byron Cowart , "in the clubhouse...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 17,895 reads 163 comments

  20. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Alabama Makes Necessary Staff Changes

    Just a Slight Tweak Alabama's coaching staff had two holes to fill after outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson moved down the road to Auburn, and inside linebackers coach Kevin Steele got the defensive coordinator job at LSU...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 16,345 reads 29 comments

  21. SEC Football Q&A: Will Florida Win an SEC Championship Under Jim McElwain?

    The offseason is upon us, and with national signing day around the corner and coaching changes abound, there's still plenty to talk about in the SEC. Jim McElwain welcomed a brand-new staff after he got tabbed as Florida's new head coach...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 19,360 reads 61 comments

  22. The Problem with LSU's 2015 Recruiting Class

    Take a look at the 2015 247Sports team recruiting rankings and you'll see the familiar faces at the top. Alabama, Florida State, USC and LSU are scattered throughout the top 10 with a week to go before players sign on the dotted line...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 13,181 reads 27 comments

  23. Why We Should Be Glad Jeff Long Will Return as Chairman of CFP Committee

    You wanted transparency in the College Football Playoff; you needed transparency in the College Football Playoff; and when you got transparency in the College Football Playoff from selection committee chairman Jeff Long, you complained...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 2,783 reads 4 comments

  24. Predicting the SEC's Top 7 Breakout WRs in 2015

    Wide receiver is one of those positions where younger players can come in and make an impact, and players who have been waiting for their chance can step in and become stars in a hurry...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 39,596 reads 74 comments

  25. The SEC's 4 Most Surprising Recruiting Classes of 2015

    Death, taxes and recruiting national championships. Barring a wild close to the recruiting season, Alabama will finish with the nation's best recruiting class for the fifth straight season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 42,665 reads 61 comments