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SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Butch Jones and the Vols are surging on the recruiting trail.
SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the SEC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned:

 

When Will Kentucky Lose Its First Game?

Which of the Wildcats' final eight opponents have what it takes to knock off Big Blue?
When Will Kentucky Basketball Lose Its First Game?

Kentucky isn’t the only team chasing history in the SEC.

 

The Wildcats took another team’s best shot Saturday in a 67-61 win over Florida, but as has been the case in close calls all season, Kentucky continued its march to an undefeated regular season and more.

 

That Florida gave Kentucky a game is little surprise to John Calipari, who has come to expect that every team is looking for its signature moment of the season when it faces the Wildcats. 

 

Aric Almirola 2015 Season Driver Preview

Can Almirola build off of last season's Chase berth?
2015 driver profile for Aric Almirola on the NASCR Sprint Cup circuit.

Entering his fourth full season at Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric Almirola is a believer that a low level of offseason turbulence — a rarity for the organization — is reason to believe that his team can keep moving forward in 2015.

 

Brian Vickers 2015 Season Driver Preview

Can Vickers recapture his 2013 form?
2015 driver profile for Brian Vickers on the NASCR Sprint Cup circuit.

Brian Vickers became one of NASCAR’s feel-good stories of the 2013 season. He played the role of the comeback kid, the former young gun with a Nationwide Series title and Hendrick Motorsports on his résumé who overcame a near-fatal blood clot to return to the track. A 2013 win at New Hampshire put Vickers in MWR’s No. 55 Toyota full-time last season and carried with it some veteran expectations.

 

Oregon Finds its Replacement for Marcus Mariota in Transfer Vernon Adams

The Ducks have found their answer at quarterback.
Oregon Finds its Replacement for Marcus Mariota in Transfer Vernon Adams

The battle at Oregon to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the biggest storylines set to unfold in college football’s spring practice, but coach Mark Helfrich found his answer on Monday with the announcement Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams would transfer to Eugene.

 

Remembering Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith

The stories and numbers behind one of the giants of college basketball
Remembering Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith

Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era.

 

Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the inventor of the game, James Naismith. Smith then coached Michael Jordan. From Naismith to Allen to Smith to Jordan, it would be hard to find a better connection from the infancy of basketball to the modern game. 

 

Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

The Bills get an A for bringing Rex Ryan on board
Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns.

 

ACC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Dabo Swinney and the Tigers landed one of the best classes in school history.
College Football: 2014 Consensus ACC Team Recruiting Rankings

Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services team rankings for the ACC — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the ACC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned:

 

SEC Coordinator Carousel Winners and Losers for 2015

Should Tennessee fans be excited about their new offensive coordinator?
2015 SEC Coordinator Carousel: Winners and Losers

The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC.

 

The SEC has hired 14 new coordinators since the end of the season. Six of them have coached in the SEC within the last two years, five were on staff last season and four of them are making the switch to a new SEC school in 2015.

 

Here are the winners and losers from the SEC’s ’15 coordinator carousel:

 

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