1. Big Ten's Nightmare Opens Door for 2 SEC Teams in College Football Playoff

    With Michigan State traveling to Oregon in Week 2, it was already a certainty that at least one College Football Playoff contender would exit the weekend with an uphill battle to make the inaugural four-team postseason event...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 19,637 reads 111 comments

  2. Stubborn Schedule Renders SEC Irrelevant on Saturday for First Time Almost Ever

    The SEC provides some of the most intriguing matchups in college football. From smashmouth to the spread, from "fun 'n gun" to the wishbone, the varying styles of the SEC ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 5,819 reads 43 comments

  3. Auburn Football: Nick Marshall Not Sharp, but Still the Man at QB

    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall sat out the first half of the season, as Jeremy Johnson—his backup—lit up the stat sheet with 243 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-21 win over Arkansas...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 9,837 reads 18 comments

  4. Jake Coker's Upside Is Obvious in Week 2, but He Is Still Not Ready

    Jake Coker will be Alabama's starting quarterback. It's just a matter of "when." The much-discussed transfer from Florida State finally got meaningful snaps in Alabama's 41-0 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 17,898 reads 128 comments

  5. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Todd Gurley for Heisman, Alabama's CBs

    Todd Gurley 's Opening Night Statement If a player who plays a position other than quarterback is going to win the Heisman Trophy, it helps to make a statement early...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 6,976 reads 24 comments

  6. Why Media Needs to Listen to Will Muschamp, Leave Player Discipline to Coaches

    Florida hasn't played a game yet, but head coach Will Muschamp has already let loose a mini-tirade after a minor "controversy" stemming from Saturday's no-contest between the Gators and Idaho...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 4,738 reads 81 comments

  7. Trey DePriest's Return Is the Spark Alabama's Defense Needs

    Alabama's defense didn't exactly look like itself on Saturday afternoon in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against West Virginia when the Crimson Tide gave up 365 yards through the air in a 33-23 win over the Mountaineers...

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  8. Auburn's Potential Dark-Horse Heisman Trophy Candidate

    Move over Nick Marshall, there's a new Heisman Trophy candidate on the Plains. Wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Williams...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 12,299 reads 26 comments

  9. 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 2,593 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 13,003 reads 49 comments

  11. 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 5,982 reads 9 comments

  12. 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 15,806 reads 15 comments

  13. 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 20,018 reads 87 comments

  14. 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 22,465 reads 143 comments

  15. 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 26,760 reads 189 comments

  16. 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 32,305 reads 140 comments

  17. 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 30,955 reads 54 comments

  18. 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 9,803 reads 36 comments

  19. 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 16,457 reads 72 comments

  20. 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 9,430 reads 26 comments

  21. 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 10,931 reads 86 comments

  22. 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 11,996 reads 40 comments

  23. 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 7,505 reads 25 comments

  24. 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 7,670 reads 34 comments

  25. 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 6,627 reads 10 comments