1. Meet Peyton Barber, the Savior of Auburn's 2015 Football Team

    ATLANTA — Peyton Barber sat quietly and stone-faced in the media room for the first seven minutes of the 10-minute press conference in the bowels of the Georgia Dome following Auburn's season-opening victory over Louisville...

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  2. 1 Improvement Every SEC Football Team Needs

    Two weeks into the season, the identity of several teams in the SEC has started to develop. For many, that's a bad thing...

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  3. Florida HC Jim McElwain Not out of Line in Sideline Tirade

    We are in a day and age where cameras are everywhere, and moments that used to be private get broadcast to the public instantaneously thanks to the miracle of modern technology...

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  4. SEC Football: Best Performances of Week 2

    Week 2 of the college football season didn't go according to plan for several SEC teams. Arkansas lost in Little Rock to Toledo. Auburn got taken to overtime by Jacksonville State...

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  5. Tennessee's OT Loss Shows Young Vols Not Quite Ready for National Prominence

    The battle between 19th-ranked Oklahoma and No. 23 Tennessee on Rocky Top served as a welcome-back party for the eventual winner. Tennessee left before the music got turned up...

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  6. Auburn 1st 2015 Team to Show It's a Playoff Pretender

    There's an old cliche in football that a team improves most between Weeks 1 and 2 of the season. That's bad news for Auburn, because it didn't improve at all during its second game—a ...

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  7. How Butch Jones Rebuilt the Tennessee Football Program

    "We were sick. We were ill." Butch Jones understands he took over a beleaguered program when he replaced Derek Dooley prior to the 2013 season...

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  8. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Bret Bielema Calls out Ohio State

    We're Talking About Scheduling Did you notice the schedule graphic that ESPN put up during Monday's Ohio State-Virginia Tech game that details the remaining games on the Buckeyes' ...

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  9. Why Georgia Shouldn't Sleep on Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt lost to Western Kentucky on opening night, in a way only Vandy can. The 'Dores turned the ball over twice in the red zone and failed on a potential game-tying two-point ...

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  10. Why the Entire SEC West Division Should Not Be Ranked in Top 25

    One week into the season, and the SEC is already setting records. The new Associated Press Top 25 was released on Tuesday, and it contains a distinctly Southern flare. Alabama jumped over TCU to the No...

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  11. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on Championship Game, Expansion and Playoff

    ATLANTA — The SEC Championship Game will have a new home, but it's not going far. The SEC and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons announced that the annual event—which has been ...

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  12. SEC Football Q&A: Can Florida Win the SEC East?

    Week 1 is in the books, and aside from Vanderbilt's stumble against Western Kentucky at home on opening night, it was a near-flawless week for teams in the SEC...

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  13. SEC Football Re-Established Its Dominance in Week 1

    Reports of the SEC's death have been greatly exaggerated. The conference once known for its dominance on the national stage—including seven straight national titles from 2006 ...

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  14. SEC Football: Best Performances of Week 1

    The first week of the SEC football season is in the books, and with it stars both old and new made their mark on the 2015 college football landscape...

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  15. How LSU Rainout Impacts Tigers' 2015 Season

    Coming into the season opener, the worst-case scenario for LSU and new starting quarterback Brandon Harris would have been a lackluster offensive performance against McNeese State for a unit that has been stagnant for the better part of a decade...

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  16. New Texas A&M DC John Chavis Has Ability to Upset SEC Power Structure

    If you look at new Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis ' salary, the figure jumps off the page. "The Chief" is making $1.5 million in 2015, according to Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News ...

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  17. Will Muschamp Has Auburn's Defense on Right Path, but There's Work to Be Done

    ATLANTA — The Will Muschamp experiment? It's still a work-in-progress, but Auburn's new defensive coordinator certainly had bright spots on Saturday afternoon...

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  18. Even in Ugly Win, South Carolina Shows Signs of Improvement for 2015

    South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier offered a little perspective on his team's nosedive last year when he spoke at SEC media days in July...

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  19. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Prepare for Alabama's Freshmen Playmakers

    Bama Freshmen Set to Explode While the majority of the focus in Tuscaloosa has been on the constantly evolving quarterback battle, a funny thing happened—freshmen playmakers started to surface...

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  20. Florida Names Treon Harris Starting QB, but Battle with Will Grier Will Continue

    As we get closer to game time around the SEC, more quarterback decisions are being made and more clarity on previously out-of-focus battles is gained. Next up on the schedule: Florida...

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  21. Can South Carolina Slow Down North Carolina's High-Octane Offense?

    On one side, you have an offense that put up 33.2 points per game a year ago, returns 10 starters and is coached by an offensive mastermind who always keeps opposing defenses guessing...

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  22. Why Auburn Starting RB Roc Thomas Will Explode in 2015

    Another one bites the dust. Game week has answered several lingering questions around the SEC, including ones surrounding quarterbacks at LSU, Georgia and Ole Miss...

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  23. SEC Football Q&A: Is Alabama Overrated?

    It's game week, which means SEC football Q&A is kicking that door down and making its illustrious return to Bleacher Report. Each Tuesday, I'll answer your questions that are submitted via Twitter about anything in the world of SEC football...

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  24. Is Florida a Dark Horse to Win the SEC East?

    By now, you've read all of the preview magazines, seen the conference preview television shows and analyzed every predicted order of finish on the Internet...

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  25. New Ole Miss Starting QB Chad Kelly Will Be a Star for the Rebels

    Another domino in the SEC quarterback mystery has fallen. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Monday during his weekly press conference that junior college transfer Chad Kelly will take the first snap against UT-Martin on Saturday...

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