1. SEC's Established QBs Outshined by the New Kids in Opening Week

    The SEC entered the 2016 campaign with only three returning full-time starting quarterbacks, with only one—Ole Miss' Chad Kelly—firmly established as a superstar...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 19,903 reads 131 comments

  2. In Week of Impressive QB Debuts, Florida State's Deondre Francois Tops Them All

    During the first 29 minutes of the Camping World Kickoff vs. No. 11 Ole Miss, fourth-ranked Florida State looked lost. It looked broken...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 42,410 reads 53 comments

  3. SEC's Week 1 Struggles Are Not a Sign of Impending Doom

    Admit it, you were glued to your television during the first Saturday of the college football season and had one overwhelming thought when your head hit the pillow. "What is wrong with the SEC?" After No...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 28,747 reads 362 comments

  4. Nick Chubb's Picture-Perfect Return Reminds Nation Why UGA Is Contender to Watch

    ATLANTA — "Chubb watch" is officially over, and we can all get back to a college football pastime that is much more enjoyable. Watching Georgia running back Nick Chubb do what he does best: terrorize opposing defenses...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 35,795 reads 89 comments

  5. Tennessee Hype Train Has Been Derailed Until Vols Show They Can Step Up

    I picked Tennessee to win the SEC East. I picked Tennessee as a dark-horse contender to make the third edition of the College Football Playoff...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 67,862 reads 453 comments

  6. SEC Extra Points: Will Open QB Battles Be Settled After Week 1?

    Week 1 is here, and several high-profile SEC teams will enter play with quarterback situations still in flux...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 9,361 reads 28 comments

  7. SEC Football: Bold Predictions for 2016 Season

    After a long, twisting and often tumultuous offseason, we can finally say it. Game week is here. Because of that, it's time to go on the record with some bold predictions that are sure to happen during the 2016 SEC football season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 27,443 reads 231 comments

  8. Down but Not Out: QBs Need Focus, Heart to Make Most of 2nd Chances

    On Jan. 2, 2014, Trevor Knight was on top of the college football world. The then-starting quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns in the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Alabama...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 32,453 reads 41 comments

  9. Which SEC Coach Needs a Big Opening-Season Win the Most?

    The biggest opening weekend in college football history is a week away, and in it, several high-profile head coaches who need big wins will be on the national stage...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 8,612 reads 57 comments

  10. SEC Extra Points: Ole Miss Investigation and Nick Chubb's Return

    Ole Miss just can't seem to get over the NCAA hump, and the latest in the ongoing saga in Oxford should be concerning...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 14,242 reads 56 comments

  11. How SEC Schools with Lingering Battles Can Make 2-QB Systems Work

    There's an old adage that says if you have two quarterbacks, you don't have any quarterbacks. The validity of that could be tested this fall in the SEC, where it's starting to appear that several SEC schools are headed toward two-quarterback systems...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 9,334 reads 33 comments

  12. SEC Football Q&A: How Important Is Week 1 to 1st-Year Coaches?

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and three new head coaches in the SEC will get the chance to make a first impression in Week 1 against some pretty decent competition...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 7,916 reads 26 comments

  13. Georgia's Kirby Smart Is the Ultimate Nick Saban-Steve Spurrier Hybrid

    ATHENS, Ga. — When Kirby Smart got the job as Georgia's head coach after nine years on the Alabama staff under Nick Saban , Bulldog nation rejoiced...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 26,890 reads 60 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 4,593 reads 76 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 13,521 reads 147 comments

  16. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 6,750 reads 73 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 16,292 reads 70 comments

  18. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 months ago 32,829 reads 61 comments

  19. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 13,230 reads 162 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 16,229 reads 93 comments

  21. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 9 months ago 7,921 reads 23 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 12,828 reads 84 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 28,390 reads 79 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 15,463 reads 60 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 13,153 reads 126 comments