1. The One Unit That Will Decide Auburn's College Football Playoff Fate

    Robenson Therezie had it in his fingertips. In his first season as the "star" in Ellis Johnson's 4-2-5 defense, the hybrid safety/linebacker and the rest of the Auburn secondary ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,685 reads 41 comments

  2. Why Alabama DC Kirby Smart Is Wise to Wait for the Right Head Coaching Job

    It isn't often that an Alabama assistant coach speaks publicly, so when one does, we listen. Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart made an appearance with "The Front Row" on WCNN ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 6,164 reads 43 comments

  3. Alabama's Title Hopes Resting on Secondary, Not Quarterback

    One position group on Alabama's roster is going to dictate whether or not the Crimson Tide will get back to the peak of the college football world, and it is one that is depending on fresh faces to up the level of the competition...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 8,681 reads 92 comments

  4. Don't Write off Injured Alabama DL Elisha Shaw Just Yet

    "I've just got a feeling in my soul that I have another play left on that field." That's what's motivating Elisha Shaw, a defensive tackle from Tucker (Ga.) High School...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 32,740 reads 53 comments

  5. Kevin Sumlin Needs to Find a 'Johnny Manziel' on Texas A&M's Defense in 2014

    Two short seasons ago, there was uncertainty in College Station, Texas. The Texas A&M Aggies were entering their new life as a member of the SEC West, fresh off a 7-6 season with a new coach and a new quarterback...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 10,559 reads 53 comments

  6. Why Ole Miss Secondary Could Be Surprise Unit of SEC Football in 2014

    When you think of the potentially great secondaries in the SEC, Florida is likely the first unit that comes to mind, with LSU and Alabama not far behind thanks to their upside. A team you probably won't find on that list is Ole Miss...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 5,806 reads 17 comments

  7. SEC Football Q&A: Will Alabama's Defense Play Better Against Spread Offenses?

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached single digits. Only nine weeks remain before the first college football weekend of 2014...

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  8. How Important Are Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall to Georgia Really?

    With so much quarterback turnover in the SEC, it's fair to say that the running backs are going to drive the bus in 2014...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 11,667 reads 14 comments

  9. Auburn's Latest Run of Commits Is Nice, but Alabama Is Still King of Recruiting

    It was "two for Tuesday" on the Plains. While the local rock stations were cranking out back-to-back hits from the same artist, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was busy reeling in two big commitments over intrastate rival Alabama...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 21,032 reads 275 comments

  10. Georgia vs. Notre Dame Home-and-Home Is Great News for College Football Fans

    All of the talk about eight-game schedules, nine-game schedules and the impact of the College Football Playoff on top-tier out-of-conference games doesn't seem to faze Notre Dame or Georgia...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 27,265 reads 247 comments

  11. The Case for and Against Alabama Making College Football Playoff

    For nearly three months last year, everything was right in Alabama head coach Nick Saban 's world. His team had successfully battled against complacency—the toughest opponent ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 11,506 reads 169 comments

  12. Why Florida at Alabama Is a Dark Horse for 2014 SEC Game of the Year

    The Iron Bowl? Must-see television. And if you're lucky enough to be able to afford a ticket to the game between Auburn and Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 29, buy one. Or two. Georgia at South Carolina in Week 3? Sign me up...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 12,856 reads 147 comments

  13. Is Steve Spurrier Right? Has Nick Saban Really Underachieved at Alabama?

    South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is a gem. No, he's more than that. He's a national treasure. Well, at least if you're a fan of offseason soundbites that create conversation during the slowest time of the college football year...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 23,775 reads 380 comments

  14. Projecting College Football's 2014 All-Breakout Team

    Last summer, was Jameis Winston a household name? Two summers ago, did you know anything about Johnny Manziel other than that small dustup with the law? Everett Golson didn't ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 103,666 reads 213 comments

  15. The Players We Want Every Team to Bring to SEC Media Days

    The circus is a few scant weeks from hitting the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. No, we aren't talking about the kind with clowns and trapeze artists—although some revelers ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 13,901 reads 30 comments

  16. Alvin Kamara Commitment Puts Tennessee a QB Away from Challenging for SEC East

    Tennessee head coach Butch Jones ' motto throughout the building process on Rocky Top is "brick-by-brick," and he's amassed enough talent at the skill positions to build a small fortress...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 37,536 reads 150 comments

  17. How 4-Star QB Blake Barnett Will Impact Lane Kiffin's Career at Alabama

    The rich just keep getting richer. Alabama has been a recruiting machine over the last four years, winning the recruiting national championship in each of those years...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 15,853 reads 68 comments

  18. SEC Football Q&A: Can an SEC RB Win the 2014 Heisman Trophy?

    It's Friday, and that means it's time to answer your SEC questions. Fall camp is right around the corner, which means position battles are near, unknown players are on the brink of becoming superstars and the seats of coaches are about to heat up...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 12,098 reads 182 comments

  19. Could Joker Phillips' Departure Mean Suspension for Will Muschamp?

    Whenever there's a coaching change during the summer, it will certainly raise eyebrows. Former Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips' departure from Florida late last week was no exception...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 27,574 reads 72 comments

  20. Auburn Football: Why 2014 Season Should Be Playoff or Bust for Gus Malzahn

    Gus Malzahn came out of nowhere in his first season as Auburn's head coach, leading his team to the SEC title and to within 13 seconds of the crystal football. Now, he's got a much more dangerous opponent to deal with: expectations...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 10,105 reads 88 comments

  21. SEC Football: 10 Bold Predictions for Fall Camp

    Summer workouts are underway, the schedule for SEC media days is set and watch lists are being released. Before we know it, pads will be popping and fall camp will be underway around the southeast...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 34,309 reads 93 comments

  22. What Will Muschamp Really Needs to Do to Keep His Job

    College football is a fickle business, and Florida head coach Will Muschamp has found that out the hard way...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,931 reads 55 comments

  23. Hits and Misses of Phil Steele's 2014 Preseason All-SEC Team

    Your summer has started, which means it's time to hit the newsstand and grab your preseason magazine of choice. After all, you have to spend that quality pool and beach time studying up on the 2014 college football season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 11,598 reads 26 comments

  24. SEC Football Q&A: Will Nick Marshall or Jacob Coker Be Better in 2014?

    You have SEC questions, and I have SEC answers. Thank you for your questions. If I didn't get to them this week, they will be saved and used in the future...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 14,122 reads 218 comments

  25. Why Recent Transfers Are Actually Good News for Steve Spurrier, South Carolina

    If South Carolina's offense is going to take on more of an old-school Steve Spurrier feel in 2014, it's going to need plenty of wide receivers to do so. There's a problem, though — some of those wide receivers are leaving...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 11,375 reads 15 comments