1. SEC Football Q&A: Will Texas A&M Need to Use Two Quarterbacks in 2014

    Do you smell that? It smells like football is in the air. SEC media days is in the books, and pads will start popping in just over a week when fall camps open around the country...

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  2. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: SEC Network, Steve Spurrier Hype and More

    A Few Big Fish Left in the Pond Another week, another major provider has signed on to carry the SEC Network when it launches on Aug. 14...

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  3. Why SEC Bluebloods Should Be Wary of College Football Playoff

    After years of complaints, anger and frustration, college football fans finally got their way. The 2014 season will be the first that concludes with an FBS playoff when the 13 ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 13,654 reads 124 comments

  4. Why Bob Stoops-Nick Saban Rivalry Is What the College Football Playoff Needs

    Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is angry, and he's not going to take it anymore. On the heels of the 14 SEC head coaches going through ESPN's "Car Wash" at its corporate headquarters ...

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  5. Bret Bielema's Shots at Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin All About Making a Splash

    The annual SEC coaches' "car wash" at ESPN headquarters closed with a bang—or "splash," if you will...

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  6. Florida Has a Better Chance to Win the SEC East Than You Think

    It's a critical year for Florida head coach Will Muschamp , and the fourth-year head man of the Gators certainly doesn't lack confidence...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 10,164 reads 87 comments

  7. Is This the Most Skill Position Talent Gus Malzahn Has Ever Had?

    The annual ESPN "car wash" that features 14 head coaches over a two-day span took place this week, and the hot takes were everywhere...

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  8. Gavin Stansbury's Departure Means It's Panic Time for Texas A&M's Defense

    Now, it's officially time for Texas A&M to panic. Head coach Kevin Sumlin announced Monday that defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has left the team for personal reasons...

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  9. Why Malachi Dupre Is More Critical for LSU's 2014 Success Than Leonard Fournette

    If Leonard Fournette doesn't have a big head after hearing his coach and teammates rave about him at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, he's the most humble man in the world. Praise was everywhere...

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  10. Alabama Creates More Mystery Around QB Jacob Coker at SEC Media Days

    If you expected clarity at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama regarding the biggest question mark in the conference, you were probably disappointed...

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  11. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: SEC Network, Jarran Reed, the Bachelorette

    Slow Drip If you're disappointed that Media Days came and went with no announcement of a carriage agreement between the SEC Network and one of the remaining cable and satellite providers who haven't signed on, don't worry...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 3,100 reads 1 comments

  12. Winners and Losers from 2014 SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — The circus has packed up and left town, but the four-day extravaganza known as SEC Media Days was a fun ride along the way...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 66,752 reads 257 comments

  13. Why We Won't See the College Football Playoff Expand Anytime Soon

    HOOVER, Ala. — The College Football Playoff hasn't even begun, and people are already calling for it to expand. That's not going to happen. Not anytime soon, anyway...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 5,535 reads 42 comments

  14. With Manziel Gone, Kevin Sumlin Focused on Texas A&M's Defense at SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — Don't ask Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin about Johnny Manziel . In fact, just avoid the past altogether...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,867 reads 22 comments

  15. A Humble, Confident Steve Spurrier Is a Terrifying Presence for the SEC

    HOOVER, Ala. — A humble Steve Spurrier is a dangerous Steve Spurrier, and the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks was certainly humble when he opened Day 2 of SEC media days on Tuesday afternoon...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 20,857 reads 246 comments

  16. SEC Media Days 2014: Biggest Quotes and Reactions from Day 1

    HOOVER, Ala. — After Day 1 of SEC media days, the focal point was undoubtedly the defending SEC champion Auburn Tigers. Most notably, the absence of star quarterback Nick Marshall...

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  17. Why It Was a No-Brainer for Auburn to Leave Nick Marshall Out of SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — I was wrong. When news broke that Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall had been cited in Reynolds, Georgia, for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,669 reads 79 comments

  18. What Nick Marshall Can Learn from Johnny Manziel's SEC Media Days Experience

    UPDATE: Auburn officials tell B/R Nick Marshall will not attend SEC Media Days. He will be replaced by TE C.J. Uzomah...

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  19. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: RB Kenyan Drake on Thin Ice at Alabama?

    Different Verse, Same as the First? Alabama running back Kenyan Drake isn't doing anything alarmingly bad, but it seems like he's always getting into trouble...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 13,831 reads 57 comments

  20. The Greatest Characters of SEC Media Days

    Earlier this month, we dissected the 10 best moments from SEC media days over the BCS era. Those moments are not possible without characters, and there are characters aplenty in the SEC...

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  21. SEC Football Q&A: Will Leonard Fournette Ever Deliver on His Heisman Hype?

    We are less than a week away from SEC Media Days, which means the football season is just around the corner...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 8,857 reads 12 comments

  22. Alabama Commits Blake Barnett, Calvin Ridley Will Be SEC's Next Big QB-WR Combo

    The college football world is getting a glimpse of the future this week in Beaverton, Oregon, as America's top high school seniors participate in The Opening on the campus of Nike's corporate headquarters...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 19,845 reads 71 comments

  23. Why NCAA Powers Won't Actually Need to Change Scheduling Strategy in Playoff Era

    Perception is reality in college football. While it may seem like perception will become less important in the age of the College Football Playoff, where the title will be "settled ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 1,243 reads 14 comments

  24. 5 Players We Wish Were Coming to SEC Media Days

    After a long wait, the list has finally arrived. The SEC announced the players who will be attending next week's circus known as SEC Media Days at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel, and the headliners shouldn't surprise...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 9,203 reads 23 comments

  25. SEC Schools Will Regret Letting SPARQ Finalist Taj Griffin Head West to Oregon

    The first night of television coverage of Nike's The Opening turned into the Kirk Merritt Show, as the 5'11", 206-pound running back/wide receiver/athlete won the SPARQ National Championship...

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