1. The SEC's Heisman Trophy Contenders and Pretenders

    By this point in the summer, you've already purchased your preseason college football preview magazine, downloaded one on your tablet and perhaps even made up your mind on who you think is going to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy ...

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  2. SEC Football Q&A: How Many SEC Teams Will Earn Bowl Berths in 2016?

    The SEC set a record last year when it won nine of its 11 bowl games—including Alabama's College Football Playoff National Championship victory over Clemson in Glendale, Arizona...

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  3. SEC Football: Bold Predictions for 2016 Fall Camp

    College football fall camp is just around the corner, which means many of the position battles around the SEC will begin to come into focus before we know it...

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  4. Is Kevin Sumlin's Confidence a Front, or a Sign That Texas A&M Could Be Back?

    I've spoken with Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin face-to-face twice over the past three months—once at SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, in early June and again in mid-July at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama...

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  5. SEC Extra Points: Carl Lawson's Health and More Media Days Nuggets You Missed

    Lost in the hoopla surrounding the Nick Saban vs. Paul Finebaum dust-up, Dan Mullen talking himself into a corner regarding the decision to suspend 5-star defensive lineman Jeffery ...

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  6. SEC Football: Biggest Trap Game for Every Team in 2016

    They're lurking, waiting in the shadows, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting prey. Trap games. It's impossible for college head coaches to get their young charges as excited to ...

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  7. SEC Football Q&A: What Weaknesses Could Derail Seasons for East Contenders?

    Florida shocked the world last year when then-first-year head coach Jim McElwain led the Gators to the SEC East title despite massive roster upheaval in the middle of the season, including the suspension of former starting quarterback Will Grier...

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  8. SEC Football: Transfers Who Will Make an Impact in 2016

    The transfer market has become one of the hottest markets in the country. When former stars or starters are elbowed out at other FBS or FCS schools, there always seem to be other schools ready to welcome them with open arms...

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  9. Winners, Losers from 2016 SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — The 2016 edition of SEC media days is in the books, and it's time to analyze how some of the conference's biggest names handled the Super Bowl of "talkin' season...

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  10. Hugh Freeze Opens Up on NCAA, Frustration and Ole Miss' Perception

    HOOVER, Ala. — The final day at SEC media days at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel was the most anticipated of the four-day event, thanks to the presence of ...

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  11. SEC Media Days Are a Spectacle That Goes Beyond Football

    HOOVER, Ala. — Off in the distance, down an escalator in the lobby of a suburban Birmingham hotel, the sweet sound of college football is in the air. One day, that sound is a cowbell incessantly clanging and echoing through the halls...

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  12. Why Bret Bielema Has Replaced Steve Spurrier as the King of SEC Media Days

    HOOVER, Ala. — Move over, Steve Spurrier . There's a new sheriff in town. When the "Head Ball Coach" abruptly resigned from South Carolina in October of 2015, it left a void in the SEC "talkin' season" universe...

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  13. Why the SEC's Lack of Star QBs Doesn't Matter

    HOOVER, Ala. — If you're looking for quarterback star power at SEC media days, you'll probably be wandering around the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel for a while. There's not much of it...

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  14. SEC Media Days 2016: B/R Barrett Sallee's Predicted Order of Finish

    HOOVER, Ala. — It's time for rubber to meet the road. The SEC sent out ballots for predicted order of finish in each division and the SEC Championship Game on Tuesday morning...

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  15. Greg Sankey's 2nd 'State of the SEC' Speech Shows He's Right for the Job

    HOOVER, Ala. — Greg Sankey stepped to the microphone to officially open SEC media days, with the eyes of the college football world watching. He showed everyone a leader...

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  16. Ultimate Guide to 2016 SEC Media Days

    The circus is coming to town. SEC media days—the annual event held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama—kicks off on Monday and will go through Thursday afternoon...

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  17. SEC Extra Points: What to Make of the Current SEC Championship Odds

    Media days are just around the corner, fall camp is a month away and we are inching closer to the kickoff of the 2016 college football season. Las Vegas and offshore oddsmakers have you covered...

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  18. SEC Football: Freshmen Who Will Explode in 2016

    The college football world knows about established stars like LSU running back Leonard Fournette , Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly and Florida defensive back Jalen Tabor. There are more stars on the horizon...

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  19. SEC Football Q&A: How Concerning Is the Injury to Georgia RB Sony Michel?

    If you receive an alert from Team Stream regarding your college football team during the summer months, it's typically not good news...

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  20. Alabama Football: Just How Difficult Will It Be to Replace Derrick Henry?

    Alabama has beefed up its resume for the "Running Back U" moniker during head coach Nick Saban 's first nine years in Tuscaloosa, producing two of the three running backs to win ...

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  21. SEC Extra Points: Should Ole Miss Be Worried About Latest NCAA Info?

    Nothing spices up SEC media days like a scandal, and the wheels of Ole Miss' NCAA scandal kept spinning this week when Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated dropped his feature ...

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  22. Why John Franklin III Needs to Be Auburn's Starting QB from Day 1

    "We're going to name somebody. Hopefully sooner rather than later once we start fall camp." Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said in May at the College Football Hall of Fame ...

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  23. SEC Football Q&A: Will the SEC Produce a Second Straight Heisman Trophy Winner?

    Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry ran into the SEC record books in 2015 with a single-season record 2,219 yards, which carried him to New York in early December, where he ...

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  24. SEC Football: Predicting Every Team's 2016 MVP

    Ladies and gentlemen, we are under the 70-day mark. Monday marks 68 days until the first full college football Saturday of the season. When it starts, new stars and unknown players will emerge as the centerpieces for their teams...

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  25. SEC Extra Points: After Chad Kelly and Joshua Dobbs, Where Are the QBs?

    The annual circus known as SEC media days will take place from July 11-14 in Hoover, Alabama, where the assembled members of the media will speak with coaches, players and vote on predicted order of finish and the preseason All-SEC teams...

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