1. SEC Football Q&A: Does Ole Miss or Mississippi State Have More Staying Power?

    The season is in the books, the College Football Playoff field is set, and fans are making plans to follow their teams to bowl sites around the country over the holidays...

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  2. SEC's Favorite Rivalry Renewed in Nick Saban vs. Urban Meyer Semifinal

    When Chris Davis went 109 yards to end last season's Iron Bowl, the rivalry between Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and Alabama head coach Nick Saban jumped into national consciousness as one of the best new coaching rivalries in the SEC...

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  3. 7 SEC Players Who Will Explode in Bowl Games

    One of the most important times of the year for college football teams is the time between the end of the season and the bowl game...

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  4. 2014 SEC Football All-Conference Team

    For a few weeks, three SEC teams were in the College Football Playoff rankings. As the dust settled, though, only one—Alabama—remained standing at season's end...

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  5. Predictions for Every SEC Bowl Game

    It was a banner year in 2014 for the SEC, as 12 teams earned bowl bids for the first time in conference history. Headlining that group is top-ranked Alabama, which will take on No...

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  6. Scalding Hot Nick Saban and Alabama Are Ohio State's Worst Nightmare

    ATLANTA — Coaching is an ego-driven profession, and while every head coach has a specific style in which he goes about his business, only the best know the proper time to put their ego aside...

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  7. Blake Sims, Alabama Peaking at Perfect Time for National Championship Run

    ATLANTA — Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome was as much a coronation as it was a competition for Alabama. The top-ranked Crimson Tide topped No...

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  8. SEC Championship Game 2014: Missouri's Defensive Front a Problem for Alabama?

    ATLANTA — One thing became abundantly clear during Alabama's 55-44 win over Auburn last weekend in Tuscaloosa: Quarterback Blake Sims can be rattled...

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  9. How SEC Fans Should Feel About Missouri Now

    Remember when Missouri was still considered an outsider in the SEC despite having the SEC logo stitched on its jerseys? "The other school" in the latest round of conference expansion ...

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  10. Just Like with Urban Meyer, Florida Hires a Proven Winner in Jim McElwain

    Does history repeat itself? Not always in its exact form. When Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley nabbed Urban Meyer away from Utah under Notre Dame's nose after the 2004 season, it was bold, clever and worked out like a charm...

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  11. Nebraska's Play for Bret Bielema Indicates Cornhuskers Don't Get It

    The coaching silly season is a glorious time of year that includes tracking of private airplanes, all-night stakeouts in front of million-dollar homes decked out with enough holiday ...

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  12. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Amari Cooper Is the X-Factor for Alabama

    Hangin ' With Mr. Cooper Can anyone on Missouri's roster cover Amari Cooper? Can anyone on the planet? Missouri better find an answer to the Cooper puzzle this ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 11,593 reads 33 comments

  13. Jim McElwain Wouldn't Be a Sexy Hire, but He'd Do Great at Florida

    Florida is undoubtedly one of the top programs in the country, and its coaching vacancy will certainly cause even the stablest candidates to at least listen to what athletic director Jeremy Foley has to offer...

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  14. Todd Gurley's Complicated College Football Legacy

    Todd Gurley 's legacy at Georgia is one of supreme talent, unquestioned leadership and missed opportunity...

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  15. Hugh Freeze's Contract Extension at Ole Miss Is Very Well-Deserved

    It's a good time to be in the agent business, and Jimmy Sexton is working his magic. His client, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze , agreed to a contract extension in Oxford overnight ...

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  16. SEC Football Q&A: What to Make of the Chip Kelly to Florida Rumor

    Championship week is the most wonderful time of year. Not only do we get to discuss the SEC Championship Game, which is one of the best sporting events you'll ever attend, we get ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 28,745 reads 29 comments

  17. Of Course Steve Spurrier Is Coming Back for 2015

    What should have been an inevitability became a reality on Monday. According to Josh Kendall of The State , South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier will return to the program following a 6-6 season and its first loss to Clemson since 2008...

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  18. Making the Case for Hugh Freeze to Florida

    The Florida job is a monster, and it appears that athletics director Jeremy Foley is going after Godzilla. Or, at least, one of the characters in the movie...

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  19. How Long Will Lane Kiffin Stay at Alabama?

    From lightning rod to leader. That's the journey Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has embarked on this year. The former USC and Tennessee head coach took over the Alabama offense under a cloud of doubt...

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  20. Would Alabama Still Make the Playoff Even If Tide Lose to Missouri?

    Breaking Bad won the 2014 Emmy Award for "Best Drama Series," even though the best drama series in America is known as "the college football regular season...

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  21. Will Muschamp and Auburn Is a Great Match, Should Terrify SEC

    The coaching silly season is upon us, and judging from the first two coordinator positions that have opened up in the SEC, former Florida head coach Will Muschamp might have his pick of high-profile jobs...

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  22. Final Regular-Season SEC Power Rankings

    It seems like only yesterday when the assembled members of the SEC media were casting our votes for the conference champion at media days in Hoover, Alabama...

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  23. SEC's College Football Playoff Hopes All Riding on Alabama, Which Is Just Fine

    Two teams? Three teams? All four teams? SEC schools littered the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings during the season. When the dust settled, though, only one remains alive as we head into championship weekend...

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  24. Epic Iron Bowl Makes Nick Saban's Hire of Lane Kiffin Look Like Stroke of Genius

    "Is this what we want football to be?" That question was posed by Alabama head coach Nick Saban in 2012, when he was asked about the rise in popularity of no-huddle offenses in college football according to Andrew Gribble of AL...

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  25. Losses to Ole Miss and Alabama Expose Mississippi State as Far from Elite

    Mississippi State's College Football Playoff chances disappeared in Oxford on Saturday, as Ole Miss topped the fourth-ranked Bulldogs 31-17 in a game in which Ole Miss' defense rattled quarterback Dak Prescott and the potent Bulldog offense...

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