1. Offseason Checklist to Make the SEC Great Again in 2017

    During mid-January, the echo of "S-E-C" chants from the past season normally rings throughout the South. This season, it was replaced with a whimper...

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  2. SEC Q&A: Whose Seats Can Go from Warm to Hot with Bad 2017 Seasons?

    The coaching hot seat in the SEC simmered in 2016, with only Les Miles being let go in the middle of the season and nobody being dismissed at season's end. Because of that, 2017's should be boiling...

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  3. Setting the Early Odds on 2017 Heisman Contenders

    It's never too early to start looking ahead to the Heisman Trophy race, and the 2017 edition is shaping up to be one of the best ever...

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  4. Should Clemson's Dabo Swinney Go to Alabama When Nick Saban Retires?

    The prince beat the king earlier this month when Dabo Swinney's Clemson Tigers knocked off Alabama and Nick Saban , 35-31, at the last second in a national title game for the ages in Tampa...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 6 days ago 25,534 reads 168 comments

  5. Jarrett Stidham's Arrival Turns Auburn into a 2017 Playoff Contender

    Are you ready for the hype machine, Auburn? Get ready, because despite the 35-19 loss to Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, it's coming...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 8 days ago 15,529 reads 53 comments

  6. Why USC Should Be Early Favorite to Win 2017-18 National Championship

    The confetti has just been vacuumed up from the floor of Raymond James Stadium, space is being cleared at Clemson for the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy and the doldrums of the offseason are staring all of us squarely in the face...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 13 days ago 35,526 reads 88 comments

  7. SEC Q&A: Has SEC Finally Lost Its Grip on Undisputed Conference Supremacy?

    SEC, you have a problem. An ACC problem. The ACC champion Clemson Tigers had a comeback for the ages on Monday night, overcoming a two-score deficit to unseat SEC champion, ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 14 days ago 14,222 reads 120 comments

  8. Alabama's Jalen Hurts: The True Freshman QB Trailblazer of the Crimson Tide

    ATLANTA — Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is on the verge of joining one of the most exclusive fraternities in all of American sports. A fraternity of two...

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  9. Lane Kiffin's Absence Won't Make or Break Alabama's National Title Chances

    Alabama didn't drop a curveball on the college football world Monday. It dropped a 12-to-6 knee-buckler that included all of the ingredients Eddie Harris used on his in Major League ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 22 days ago 32,648 reads 152 comments

  10. The Alabama-Washington Semi Is the Most Important Game of Lane Kiffin's Career

    ATLANTA — Alabama head coach Nick Saban sat down with Lane Kiffin when he was hired to run Alabama's offense in 2014 and gave him one simple, easy-to-follow rule. "I can take good news, I can take bad news, but don't give me surprises...

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  11. Clemson Front 7 Will Be X-Factor Against Ohio State

    When you think of Clemson football, your mind races to two-time Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Deshaun Watson. That's fair...

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  12. SEC Q&A: Which Coach Is Under the Most Pressure in 2017?

    It's the offseason, and the pressure associated with high-profile SEC jobs means coaches are constantly looking over their shoulders, hoping not to get canned...

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  13. College Football End of the Season Accountability with Barrett Sallee

    If you demanded accountability for any preseason prediction, prognostication, hot take or Heisman pick, this column is for you...

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  14. SEC Football Q&A: Has SEC Coaching Regressed as Nick Saban Has Rolled?

    Alabama is carrying the SEC flag from Tuscaloosa to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on New Year's Eve as the top-ranked team in the College Football Playoff. The rest of the conference, though, is a hot mess...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 13,014 reads 53 comments

  15. How Alabama's Offense Can Withstand Lane Kiffin's Departure to FAU

    Just like that, the Lane Kiffin era at Alabama is over. Well, after one or two more games, of course...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 40,639 reads 91 comments

  16. Each SEC Football Team's MVP for 2016 Season

    The 2016 SEC season was a bit of a letdown, with the lone exception of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Head coach Nick Saban 's crew ran the table with a true freshman quarterback at the helm, notched their third straight SEC title and earned the No...

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  17. Why I Voted for Clemson QB Deshaun Watson for the 2016 Heisman Trophy

    Lamar Jackson won it, but Deshaun Watson deserved it. Jackson, the quarterback of the Louisville Cardinals, took home the 2016 Heisman Trophy in an announcement in New York ...

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  18. The 2016 Heisman Trophy Dream Class That Never Was

    ATLANTA — Heisman Trophy week was supposed to be a star-studded affair featuring the game's best and brightest shining in New York City...

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  19. Willie Taggart Is a Home Run Hire for Oregon Football

    Willie Taggart 's 40-45 career record as a head coach doesn't exactly jump off the page. The absence of a conference title in seven seasons probably doesn't inspire confidence...

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  20. SEC Football Q&A: Can Bowl Season Salvage a Miserable 2016 Season?

    If the downfall of the SEC wasn't apparent before championship weekend, it is now. SEC East champion Florida got stomped by West champ Alabama 54-16 in the SEC Championship Game, ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 1 month ago 9,512 reads 91 comments

  21. 2016 SEC Football All-Conference Team

    For the third straight year, Alabama exited the Georgia Dome in early December with the SEC trophy in hand and a ticket to the College Football Playoff punched...

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  22. Will the Lane Kiffin Departure Drama Derail the Alabama Juggernaut?

    ATLANTA — Lane Kiffin stood on the 30-yard line of the Georgia Dome as streamers and confetti fell from the sky, the Alabama band blared out "Rammer Jammer" for what seemed ...

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  23. Top Storylines to Watch in College Football Playoff

    The 2016-2017 College Football Playoff is set, and the four-team bracket to determine the sport's top program is dripping with storylines that will dominate the holiday season...

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  24. Should College Football Expand to 8-Team Playoff?

    The four-team College Football Playoff has rendered the Rose Bowl as the consolation prize for fifth-ranked, Big Ten champion Penn State...

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  25. Why Even Imperfect Alabama Is Miles Ahead of the Field

    ATLANTA — When a guitarist breaks into an impromptu solo in the middle of a band's No. 1 hit in front of a packed house, you still know how the song will end. It's the path to get there that leaves you intrigued...

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