1. 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 19,722 reads 79 comments

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. SEC Championship Game Will Provide Alabama QB Jalen Hurts' Biggest Test Yet

    ATLANTA — In 12 games, Jalen Hurts has evolved from a mysterious true freshman who could take the reins of the defending national champions into a college football phenomenon ...

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  7. Dysfunctional Bedlam Matchup Is a Microcosm of the Big 12's Problems

    On one side, there's the defending conference champion with an unblemished conference record but scars from out-of-conference losses to Houston and Ohio State...

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  8. Best Thing for Oregon and College Football Is to Bring Back Chip Kelly

    Autzen Stadium is open, and Oregon needs a new lead duck. It's time for Chip Kelly to fly home. Kelly made a name in coaching as the head coach of the Ducks from 2009 to 2012, ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 32,353 reads 83 comments

  9. SEC Football Q&A: Is This Lane Kiffin's Last Year as Alabama's OC?

    With championship week and coaching silly season blending together like grapes in a fine wine, there's plenty to talk about on the field and off it...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 37,691 reads 99 comments

  10. Kirby Smart's 1st Season at Georgia a Mix of Frustration and Cautious Optimism

    The first season for head coach Kirby Smart at Georgia was like a roller coaster that comes to a screeching halt in the middle of one of the scariest loops...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 10,089 reads 44 comments

  11. There's No Way to Sugarcoat It: The SEC Is Mediocre in 2016

    The regular season is complete, the bowl games are coming up, and there's no way to sugarcoat what has gone down over the last three months in the 13 SEC cities outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama...

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  12. Ed Orgeron Is the Right Man for the LSU Job but Must Make an Instant Impact

    In the end, LSU got it right. No, Ed Orgeron doesn't have a track record of SEC success—his combined conference record is 7-23 at stints as the head coach of Ole Miss and LSU...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 23,726 reads 143 comments

  13. The Stunning Rise of D'Onta Foreman: From Afterthought to NFL-Bound Superstar

    D'Onta Foreman wasn't supposed to be the lone bright spot of a lost season at Texas. He wasn't supposed to be the only star on a Longhorns team that, due to another season of irrelevancy in the Big 12, will likely lose head coach Charlie Strong...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 32,060 reads 45 comments

  14. SEC Football Q&A: Which Coaches Will Be on the Hot Seat Exiting 2016?

    Rivalry week is upon us, and athletic directors will have plenty of time on their hands between the end of the regular season and the beginning of bowl season...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 32,182 reads 59 comments

  15. Florida Winning East Division Shows Just How Flawed SEC Is

    For the second straight season, Florida has claimed the SEC East crown. The Gators wrapped that up Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in a 16-10 win over LSU thanks to a goal-line stand for the ages...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 23,637 reads 234 comments

  16. Best- and Worst-Case College Football Playoff Scenarios

    When your head hit the pillow last Saturday night, you were probably exhausted from a day that saw three of the Top Four and five of the Top 10 teams in the nation fall...

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  17. Is Bobby Petrino's Offensive Brilliance Making People Forget Transgressions?

    Four years ago, Bobby Petrino was a lost cause. An outcast. A bad apple who, while a brilliant offensive mind, couldn't be trusted to run his own life, much less a football program...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 15,110 reads 46 comments

  18. SEC Extra Points: 2017 Shaping Up to Be the Year of the Quarterback

    The race to be named first-team All-SEC quarterback this year is about as exciting as a mud run. It's slow, lacks rhythm and you never know what's going to happen from one moment to the next...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 13,809 reads 64 comments

  19. SEC Football Q&A: Is It Time to Eliminate Divisions in the SEC?

    Florida will play LSU in Baton Rouge this weekend with a chance to wrap up its second straight SEC East title. But at this point, winning the SEC East is the college football equivalent of being the winner of a dizzy bat race...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 16,635 reads 80 comments

  20. November Struggles Can Put Kevin Sumlin, Gus Malzahn Back on Hot Seats

    The more things change, the more things stay the same. Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and Auburn's Gus Malzahn entered the season on two of the hottest head coaching seats in the ...

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  21. Most Chaotic Week Ever Is Bonanza for College Football, Fans and Intrigue

    Perfectly imperfect. The College Football Playoff selection committee didn't have a lot of work to do when it came to last week's Top Four, but you knew it wouldn't last. Little did we know, it would only take four days...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 44,586 reads 187 comments

  22. With SEC West Title Gone, Can Auburn Spoil Alabama's Quest to Repeat?

    Saturday morning, Auburn controlled its SEC West and College Football Playoff destiny. By Saturday night, Auburn not only had both of those dreams dashed by Georgia, but it became the punchline to every bad offensive joke...

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  23. SEC Extra Points: The Sad State of QB Play Is Getting Worse by the Day

    Heading into Week 11, the state of quarterback play in the SEC is bad and regressing. Only one healthy SEC quarterback—Missouri's Drew Lock—is in the top 30 nationally ...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 16,122 reads 57 comments

  24. The Underdog QB Leading the Underdog CFP Contender: Auburn's Sean White

    Sean White has constantly been overlooked—in high school, among his peers, even on his own team. No matter where he is, he has had to fight for attention...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 15,047 reads 43 comments

  25. Baylor's Next Coach Will Have Steep Hill to Climb to Overcome Public Outrage

    Baylor just can't get out of its own way. The school, the administration, the community. Everybody. If getting blown out by an average TCU team 62-22 at home on Saturday wasn't ...

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