1. Mandatory Summer Workouts Will Be Critical for New SEC QBs

    It's not only a new era in college football with the advent of the four-team College Football Playoff, but it's a new era during summer workouts...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 10,228 reads 27 comments

  2. Don't Blame Alabama If Its 2014 Football Schedule Is Soft

    We are entering a new era with the four-team College Football Playoff, and now more than ever, strength of schedule will be an important factor in determining who is selected...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 19,312 reads 166 comments

  3. Power Ranking Every SEC East Football Team Post-Spring Practice

    Kentucky and Arkansas wrapped up their spring practice sessions during the final week of April, closing the book on the first chapter of the 2014 season and bringing the division races more into focus...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 14,312 reads 99 comments

  4. Power Ranking Every SEC West Football Team Post-Spring Practice

    Over the last five seasons, six SEC West teams have played for the national title. The quest for seven (or eight or nine, depending on what happens in the College Football Playoff) ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 43,512 reads 230 comments

  5. SEC Football Q&A: Florida Winning the East, Texas A&M's Defense and Breakout WRs

    You have SEC questions, and I have SEC answers. Thank you for your questions. If I didn't get to them this week, they will be saved and used in the future...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 12,025 reads 136 comments

  6. Why Big 5 Conferences Having More Say Would Be Good for College Football

    The times, they are a-changin'. That classic Bob Dylan song had nothing to do with the NCAA or college football, but pull the lyrics up on the Internet and you can relate it to nearly every governance issue currently going on in college athletics...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 7,075 reads 9 comments

  7. SEC Football: Incoming Freshmen Who Will Flourish in 2014 Fall Camp

    Several members of the class of 2014 have already made an impact, as some early enrollees have staked their claim to positions in the fall around the Southeast...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 20,566 reads 42 comments

  8. Why Kentucky Wildcats Should Start Freshman QB Drew Barker in 2014

    Quarterback battles were all the rage this spring, as seven teams entered spring with unsettled quarterback situations and four more—Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri—were ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 5,772 reads 7 comments

  9. SEC Football: 5 Biggest Storylines Remaining in 2014 Offseason

    April is starting to wind down, and unless you're a Kentucky or Arkansas fan, your team has already wrapped up spring practice...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 8,438 reads 57 comments

  10. Alden Hill's Transfer Opens the Door for Tennessee Frosh RB Jalen Hurd

    When 5-star running back Jalen Hurd enrolled at Tennessee in January, he already had the weight of Vol Nation on his shoulders. The 6'3", 221-pounder from Hendersonville , Tenn...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 11,933 reads 25 comments

  11. Why SEC Needs to Listen to Nick Saban and the Push for 9-Game Schedule

    Spring practice has wrapped up in all but two SEC cities, which means it's time for the head coaches to hit the "rubber chicken circuit" and meet with booster clubs around the south...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 14,156 reads 124 comments

  12. Will Brutal 2014 Schedule Doom Bret Bielema, Arkansas?

    After a 3-9 season and a nine-game losing streak to close the season, the honeymoon is over in Fayetteville ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 11,300 reads 107 comments

  13. Alabama Football: Derrick Henry Is Crimson Tide's Best Bet at Starting RB

    While all eyes were on the Alabama quarterbacks during the spring game, another position battle was brewing that could have an even bigger impact on offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin 's offense...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 11,856 reads 68 comments

  14. New-Look Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Paves Way for Atlanta to Host National Title

    ATLANTA — It's a new era for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, as the Atlanta-based postseason matchup that has traditionally featured the ACC and SEC will transition into the group of ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 5,947 reads 5 comments

  15. Auburn's Defense Needs Improvements, but Tigers Have Talent to Succeed

    The dominant storyline exiting Auburn's spring game was the play of the offense and quarterback Nick Marshall in particular, as Marshall lit up the Tigers defense with 236 passing yards and four touchdowns...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 5,512 reads 22 comments

  16. Auburn Spring Game: Nick Marshall, Tigers Offense Could Be Even Better in 2014

    AUBURN, Ala. — For the first time in his college coaching career, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has his starting quarterback returning for a second season. It showed on Saturday afternoon...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 10,719 reads 75 comments

  17. Bo Jackson's Advice for Jameis Winston on Playing Two Sports

    AUBURN, Ala. — Former Major League Baseball and National Football League star Bo Jackson's message to Florida State quarterback and pitcher Jameis Winston was clear. "Follow your heart...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 45,315 reads 52 comments

  18. SEC Football Q&A: Top RBs, Nick Marshall's Passing Game and Vols in the East

    Every Friday, we feature questions from Twitter. Do you have a question for next week's Q&A? Send it to SEC Lead Writer Barrett Sallee on Twitter at @ BarrettSallee . You have SEC questions, and I have SEC answers...

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  19. Alabama's Landon Collins Trash Talking Oklahoma Is Not a Good Look

    Twitter is a wonderful tool that allows all of us to communicate, share news and information and interact with people who we normally wouldn't interact with instantaneously in 140 characters or less...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 21,818 reads 314 comments

  20. Is Kyle Allen Lock to Win Texas A&M QB Job with Matt Joeckel's Transfer?

    That three-man quarterback race in College Station got reduced to two this week, when Texas A&M announced that senior quarterback Matt Joeckel will transfer for his senior season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 19,121 reads 102 comments

  21. SEC Football Players Who Had Best Pro Days in 2014

    Several former SEC stars are in the process of taking the next step and signing their first contracts in the NFL. But before they do, the must go through the whirlwind predraft process, which includes pro days held at their former colleges...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 18,388 reads 34 comments

  22. NCAA Recruiting Rule Change Brings Financial Aid Rule Back to Its True Intention

    The 2014 recruiting cycle saw the implementation of a new rule that put more power into the hands of the players. For the first time ever, early enrollees were allowed to sign financial aid agreements (FAA) with schools beginning on Aug...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 3,620 reads 3 comments

  23. Texas A&M Football: Offseason Arrests Shouldn't Be an Indictment of the Program

    Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is having one of those kinds of offseasons . No, not one littered with massive roster turnover, although the departure of superstar ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 8,183 reads 71 comments

  24. Does College Football Have Too Many Bowl Games Now?

    Another year, another offseason filled with new bowl games. According to ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy , the American Athletic Conference and the Sun Belt will meet in the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 3,052 reads 40 comments

  25. SEC West's Most Indispensable Players for 2014 College Football Season

    We hit on the SEC East division's most indispensable players on Tuesday. Now, it's time to head west. Six SEC West teams have played in the BCS National Championship Game over ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 19,377 reads 62 comments