1. What Could Have Been for Nick Marshall at Kansas State

    What if I told you Kansas State quarterback Nick Marshall was gearing up his Wildcats for a big out-of-conference game against No...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 6,203 reads 17 comments

  2. Alabama and Florida to Finally Unveil Offensive Secrets in Saturday Showdown?

    The jury is still out on just how good Florida and Alabama really are, but it won't stay that way for much longer...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 23,409 reads 241 comments

  3. The SEC's Secondary Crisis

    Birmingham, we have a problem. The SEC, headquartered in Birmingham, has been known for decades as a conference that is driven by defense. Since 2012, however, things have changed...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 25,117 reads 98 comments

  4. Is Auburn Ready for First National Test vs. Kansas State?

    Is Auburn a contender or pretender? Through two games, that question remains largely unanswered. Sure, Auburn's defense buckled down in the second half against Arkansas and ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 16,277 reads 66 comments

  5. The SEC East Favorite Might Not Be Georgia or South Carolina Anymore

    Do you hear that noise coming from the "Show Me State?" That's the defending SEC East champion Missouri Tigers cruising right along, doing exactly what they were doing last year ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 30,273 reads 201 comments

  6. The Game That Broke the SEC East Wide Open

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina had to let it ride in its game Saturday afternoon against Georgia if it wanted to have any hope of winning the SEC East, and head coach Steve ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 114,192 reads 212 comments

  7. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Alabama's QBs and Nick Marshall's Progress

    It's Not Over Quite Yet Alabama's quarterback battle between senior Blake Sims and junior Jake Coker is still technically ongoing after Coker passed for 202 yards and a touchdown last week against Florida Atlantic...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 14,899 reads 49 comments

  8. The Future of Steve Spurrier

    Two weeks ago, the Georgia-South Carolina game looked like one that would unquestionably decide the SEC East. The landscape changed after Texas A&M trounced the Gamecocks 52-28 on opening night...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 36,491 reads 53 comments

  9. SEC Football Q&A: O.J. Howard, Georgia's Game Plan and an Upset for Tennessee?

    It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for a little SEC Q&A. Heading into Week 3, we now know a lot about each team's strengths and where they need to improve...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,646 reads 17 comments

  10. Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd Maturing at the Right Time for Butch Jones' Vols

    Tennessee survived the tricky early part of their season, going 2-0, but now things get interesting. The Vols will head to Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday night to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in a game that will serve as a gauge for this year's Vols...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 7,930 reads 26 comments

  11. 1 Improvement Every SEC Team Needs

    "Talkin' season," as South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said, is over. Now there are actual games to analyze. For every team, though, that also means there's clear room for improvement in certain areas of the roster...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 30,777 reads 59 comments

  12. Forget Todd Gurley, QB Hutson Mason Is Georgia's X-Factor Against South Carolina

    It's safe to say that, aside from Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill, not many people have had better starts to their seasons than Georgia running back Todd Gurley ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 3 months ago 14,054 reads 97 comments

  13. 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 19,673 reads 111 comments

  14. 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 5,830 reads 43 comments

  15. 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 9,918 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 17,929 reads 128 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 7,040 reads 24 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 4,779 reads 81 comments

  19. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 4 months ago 4,752 reads 10 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 12,342 reads 26 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 2,616 reads 10 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 13,027 reads 49 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 6,022 reads 9 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 15,846 reads 15 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 20,050 reads 87 comments