1. South Carolina Needs RB Mike Davis to Hit the Ground Running vs. East Carolina

    Let's get this out of the way first: Running back Mike Davis' early absence and nagging rib injury wouldn't have helped South Carolina beat Texas A&M on opening night...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 2,589 reads 10 comments

  2. SEC Football Q&A: South Carolina's Woes, Texas A&M's Defense and Florida's Debut

    Week 1 is in the books, and several lingering questions in the SEC have been answered. South Carolina's defense has major issues, Texas A&M's defense got overlooked in the ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 12,997 reads 49 comments

  3. Grading Bobby Petrino's Return to Big-Time College Football

    With apologies to the one-year stint with Western Kentucky in 2013, Monday night marked the return of Bobby Petrino to big-time college football...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 5,975 reads 9 comments

  4. Tennessee Football: Justin Worley Proves Butch Jones Made the Right Choice at QB

    Tennessee head coach Butch Jones went with the safe pick this summer when he tabbed senior Justin Worley as the starting quarterback for the Vols in 2014. A funny thing happened on Sunday night in the 38-7 win over Utah State, though...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 15,825 reads 15 comments

  5. Week 2 Is a Great Example of Why SEC Should've Gone with 9-Game Schedule

    It seems like every offseason for the last three or four years, one of the hot-button issues has been the future SEC schedule—which became a pressing issue when the conference ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 20,034 reads 87 comments

  6. For Better or for Worse, Alabama Has Found Its Quarterback in Blake Sims

    ATLANTA — From the moment Alabama walked off the field on Jan. 2 after losing the Sugar Bowl to Oklahoma, the program had a quarterback battle that featured, among others, senior Blake Sims and Florida State transfer Jake Coker ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 22,432 reads 143 comments

  7. A Healthy Georgia Backfield Is the Best Offensive Weapon in College Football

    When healthy, Georgia running back Todd Gurley is the best running back in college football. He proved it between the hedges on Saturday afternoon vs...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 26,750 reads 189 comments

  8. SEC Headed for Season of Chaos in 2014

    Remember when Alabama (154 votes) and Auburn (75 votes) were the picked as the odds-on favorites to win the SEC title by the assembled members of the media in Hoover, Alabama, in July? Yeah, about that...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 32,304 reads 140 comments

  9. 5 Takeaways from Lane Kiffin's Debut at Alabama

    ATLANTA — So far, so good for new Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin . The Crimson Tide survived a scare from West Virginia, topping the Mountaineers 33-23 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 30,942 reads 54 comments

  10. QB Bo Wallace's Continued Struggles Mean Ole Miss Will Have to Win with D

    ATLANTA — It wasn't pretty for Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace. In fact, it was downright ugly. Sure, he threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-13 victory over Boise State, but those stats lie...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 9,782 reads 36 comments

  11. Opening Night Demolition Shows Kevin Sumlin More Valuable Than Johnny Manziel

    Johnny who? Remember when Texas A&M was a flash in the pan and wouldn't have staying power in the SEC West after quarterback Johnny Manziel moved on early to the NFL? Yeah, about that...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 16,446 reads 72 comments

  12. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Trey DePriest Suspension, Malzahn's Rival

    Trey to Play or Not to Play? The offseason is a glorious time when players finally get some precious free time, which is always needed to recharge the batteries after the season, spring practices and classwork...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 9,424 reads 26 comments

  13. How Gus Malzahn's Auburn Offense Will Take It to the Next Level

    For the first time as a college head or assistant coach, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has a returning starting quarterback back for a second year in his system. He just won't start the season-opener...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 10,920 reads 86 comments

  14. Georgia's Front 7 Will Be the X-Factor vs. Clemson

    Georgia's defense was more punch line than power in 2013, but new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was brought in to fix the glitch...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 12,059 reads 40 comments

  15. SEC Football Q&A: Would Georgia's D or Florida's O Be Bigger Turnaround?

    Our long national nightmare is over. It's game week. Week 1 of the college football season marks the beginning of the journey for several teams, and for others, it marks the end of the offseason phenomenon known as "universal hope...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,502 reads 25 comments

  16. What Needs to Happen for SEC to Get 2 Teams in 2014 College Football Playoff

    The new era is upon us, as higher-ups in college football scraped the BCS after 16 years in favor of the new four-team College Football Playoff ( CFP ) that begins following the 2014 season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,654 reads 34 comments

  17. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Danny Wuerffel on Steve Spurrier's Offense

    Evolution Of Spurrier South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier used to be known as the "Fun-n-Gun" innovator when he was the head coach at Florida from 1990-2001...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 6,611 reads 10 comments

  18. What to Expect from Jameis Winston in Week 1 Against Oklahoma State

    With a Heisman Trophy on his bookshelf, 14 wins under his belt and a crystal football in the athletic complex, it's safe to say Jameis Winston 's first year as the starting quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles went pretty well...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 10,025 reads 44 comments

  19. Complete Predictions for Every SEC East Team in 2014

    On Wednesday, the full SEC West predictions were released. Now, it's time to head across the division and pick the winners and losers from the SEC East...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 15,169 reads 117 comments

  20. Complete Predictions for Every SEC West Team in 2014

    Game plans are being put together, depth charts are being finalized and it's time for the rubber to meet the road. That goes for football programs as well as preseason predictions...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 30,054 reads 156 comments

  21. LSU's Season Riding on Les Miles' Ability to Pick a Quarterback

    If you have two quarterbacks, you have no quarterbacks. LSU is on the verge of having no quarterbacks...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 8,775 reads 33 comments

  22. Bold Predictions for Every SEC Football Team's 2014 Season

    By this point of the summer, you're already preparing for the season. You're getting your grill ready, locking down your menu and are making plans with your friends set in stone ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 57,522 reads 321 comments

  23. Why Alabama Quarterback Battle Won't Be Over Before the Beginning of 2014 Season

    While quarterback battles in Aggieland and on Rocky Top have come to a conclusion, the most high-profile one in the SEC continues to burn white hot...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 15,040 reads 58 comments

  24. Texas A&M's Kenny Hill Is the Ultimate Long Shot for the 2014 Heisman Trophy

    Don't call him a favorite and don't even call him a dark horse, but if you're looking for the ultimate long shot for the 2014 Heisman Trophy , look no further than Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 17,575 reads 45 comments

  25. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Robenson Therezie, Texas A&M QB Decision

    Losing "Star" Power? If Auburn's defense is going to take the next step and become more of a power than a punch line, it could be doing it with one of its stars. Literally...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 9,533 reads 13 comments