1. Nobody's a Winner in the Preston Williams Recruiting Saga

    Around this time every year, there's at least one bizarre recruiting story. Sometimes, a mom steals a national letter of intent. Other times, a player commits to one school but signs with another...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 31,826 reads 117 comments

  2. Forget 2, SEC Should Worry About 1 Team in 2015 College Football Playoff

    Perception is reality in college football, and right now, the reality of the SEC is a far cry from the perception that existed when the conference reeled off seven straight BCS National Championships from 2006-2012...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 16,912 reads 87 comments

  3. Is 5-Star DE Byron Cowart a Better Fit at Auburn or Florida?

    With only one week to go before national signing day, we're on the "back nine" for several top uncommitted prospects. Or, in the case of 5-star defensive end Byron Cowart , "in the clubhouse...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 17,898 reads 163 comments

  4. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Alabama Makes Necessary Staff Changes

    Just a Slight Tweak Alabama's coaching staff had two holes to fill after outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson moved down the road to Auburn, and inside linebackers coach Kevin Steele got the defensive coordinator job at LSU...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 16,350 reads 29 comments

  5. SEC Football Q&A: Will Florida Win an SEC Championship Under Jim McElwain?

    The offseason is upon us, and with national signing day around the corner and coaching changes abound, there's still plenty to talk about in the SEC. Jim McElwain welcomed a brand-new staff after he got tabbed as Florida's new head coach...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 19,365 reads 61 comments

  6. The Problem with LSU's 2015 Recruiting Class

    Take a look at the 2015 247Sports team recruiting rankings and you'll see the familiar faces at the top. Alabama, Florida State, USC and LSU are scattered throughout the top 10 with a week to go before players sign on the dotted line...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 13,191 reads 27 comments

  7. Why We Should Be Glad Jeff Long Will Return as Chairman of CFP Committee

    You wanted transparency in the College Football Playoff; you needed transparency in the College Football Playoff; and when you got transparency in the College Football Playoff from selection committee chairman Jeff Long, you complained...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 2,783 reads 4 comments

  8. Predicting the SEC's Top 7 Breakout WRs in 2015

    Wide receiver is one of those positions where younger players can come in and make an impact, and players who have been waiting for their chance can step in and become stars in a hurry...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 39,604 reads 74 comments

  9. The SEC's 4 Most Surprising Recruiting Classes of 2015

    Death, taxes and recruiting national championships. Barring a wild close to the recruiting season, Alabama will finish with the nation's best recruiting class for the fifth straight season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 42,682 reads 61 comments

  10. Lane Kiffin's Return Is a Huge Boost for Alabama QB Jake Coker

    That isn't a slight breeze you felt over the weekend when you stepped outside, it was Alabama quarterback Jake Coker ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 16,587 reads 46 comments

  11. Predicting the SEC's Top 7 Breakout RBs in 2015

    The 2014 season was a banner year for breakout running backs in the SEC, as Georgia's Nick Chubb , Auburn's Cameron Artis -Payne, Mississippi State's Josh Robinson, LSU's Leonard ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 45,716 reads 130 comments

  12. Tennessee Pulling 4-Star DE Marques Ford's Offer Shows Dark Side of Recruiting

    National signing day is less than two weeks away, and classes around the country are beginning to be finalized with future college football stars...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 120,235 reads 419 comments

  13. Brandon Allen Is the Perfect QB to Deal with Lofty Arkansas Expectations

    Three years ago, Arkansas was the toast of the SEC. Former head coach Bobby Petrino was the toast of the SEC, the program had established itself as a contender in the SEC West and ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 26,270 reads 124 comments

  14. New Arkansas OC Dan Enos Will Provide Much-Needed Spark to Hogs Offense

    Arkansas had been without an offensive coordinator ever since Jim Chaney decided to take the same position on Pitt's staff, and his replacement came out of left field. Actually, it wasn't even left field...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 5 months ago 11,355 reads 28 comments

  15. Perception, Reality and the Role of College Football Recruiting Hostesses

    For college football recruiting hostesses, the difference between perception and reality is nearly as big as the difference between a 5-star blue-chip prospect and an uninvited walk-on...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 40,557 reads 26 comments

  16. Is Georgia's Mark Richt Really Deserving of Contract Extension and Raise?

    The rich keep getting richer, and in the case of Georgia head coach Mark Richt , about $800,000 richer per year...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 8,397 reads 54 comments

  17. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Alabama Built to Withstand Coaching Losses

    Coaching Carousel Spinning Some More? Alabama is the latest program to get hit with changes in its staff, as outside linebackers coach Kevin Steele took a step up to become LSU's ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 17,031 reads 62 comments

  18. The Surprise SEC Team That Should Make a Play for Braxton Miller?

    The Braxton Miller sweepstakes has calmed down a bit after it dominated headlines in the days following Ohio State's 42-20 win over Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, but could this be the calm before the storm...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 25,364 reads 61 comments

  19. The SEC's New Hot Recruiting Rivalry

    Auburn and Florida last met on the football field in 2011, and barring matchups in the SEC Championship Game, they won't meet again on the gridiron until 2019 in Gainesville ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 46,862 reads 90 comments

  20. SEC Football: 10 Bold Predictions for the Offseason

    Ah, the offseason. Where every team is slated to win the national championship, every coach will win Coach of the Year and every quarterback is a stone-cold, lead-pipe lock to win the Heisman Trophy...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 37,216 reads 95 comments

  21. Way-Too-Early 2015 SEC Power Rankings

    The 2014 season just wrapped up, but it's never too early to start looking ahead to the 2015 season. A rather lackluster 7-5 bowl record, the absence of a national title for the ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 55,939 reads 336 comments

  22. What Auburn's Defense Must Do to Become Elite

    Auburn's defense hasn't finished in the top half of the SEC in total defense since 2007. Think about that for a second—a program that was once synonymous with stout defenses ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 7,898 reads 43 comments

  23. Alabama Football: Why Is Nick Saban Letting His Defensive Coaches Leave?

    The coaching silly season has been eventful in the SEC and profitable for moving companies. Assistant coaches have made road trips to find new homes all around the SEC, and this week was particularly big for moving companies in Tuscaloosa...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 61,388 reads 186 comments

  24. SEC Extra Points with Barrett Sallee: Coaching Silly Season, Dak's Return

    SEC Coaches Playing Musical Chairs The movement among assistant coaches this offseason has been mind-boggling, and in some ways, a flow chart of departures and arrivals will look eerily similar to a circle that consists solely of SEC teams...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 13,411 reads 21 comments

  25. Why Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs Is a Dark-Horse Heisman Contender

    Ah, the offseason. Where every team will go undefeated, every player will be the greatest player in college football history and if you don't agree, well, you're just a hater of either that team, that player or both...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 months ago 11,356 reads 24 comments