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10 Position Groups Under Pressure in the SEC for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 days 2 hours ago
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. Despite most of the preseason focus on other positions, the battles in the trenches, at cornerback or in the receiving corps are just as important to any team...

Predicting the National College Football Awards for 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 days 2 hours ago
Walk into any major college football facility and you will likely be greeted by some sort of massive trophy case. Some are bigger than others, some are more stocked than others and some are featured more prominently than others. But every school has one. Largely, they are used to show off former exploits and accomplishments on the field to future recruits. “Come to State U...

Texas A&M's Fall Practice To-Do List for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 2 hours ago
Texas A&M opens its third set of fall practices under Kevin Sumlin searching for answers on both sides of the ball. The Aggies went 4-4 in SEC play last season and must replace three first-round draft picks in quarterback Johnny Manziel, offensive tackle Jake Matthews and receiver Mike Evans. Replacing Manziel is the top offseason storyline for Sumlin, but Texas A&M’s defense...

Setting First-Year Expectations for Vanderbilt's Derek Mason

By Steven Lassan, 4 days 2 hours ago
Vanderbilt is coming off one of the best three-year stretches in program history. The Commodores won 24 games under James Franklin, including back-to-back bowl victories and top-25 finishes in the Associated Press poll for the 2012-13 seasons. Franklin left for Penn State after Vanderbilt’s win over Houston in the BBVA Compass Bowl and was replaced by Derek Mason. Mason arrives at...

Florida Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 hours ago
Florida is one of college football’s most intriguing teams to watch in 2014, as the Gators have the talent to win the SEC East but are coming off a 4-8 season with an offense full of question marks. Coach Will Muschamp sits squarely on the hot seat this season and likely needs at least seven wins to return for 2015. Muschamp shuffled his offensive staff in the offseason, hiring Kurt...

Ole Miss Still Hasn't Seen the Best from Bo Wallace

By David Fox, 1 week 1 day ago
HOOVER, Ala. — When Bo Wallace caught a glimpse of himself on film from Ole Miss’ bowl game, the Rebels quarterback saw something that needed an immediate change before the 2014 season.Wallace threw one interception against Georgia Tech in the bowl game, but he was otherwise solid in the Rebels’ 25-17 win.No, it wasn't necessarily his performance. Instead, Wallace bristled...

Auburn Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
Auburn was one of the biggest surprises of the 2013 college football season. The Tigers went 3-9 in 2012 but finished 12-2 and lost by three points to Florida State in the national championship last year. As expected under coach Gus Malzahn, Auburn’s offense guided this team to a SEC title. The Tigers averaged 39.5 points per game and ranked No. 1 nationally in rush offense. Running...

College Football's Most Improved Teams for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
Every college football season brings a surprise or two each fall. And if you need evidence of that statement, take a look at the two teams that played for last year’s national championship: Florida State and Auburn. While both programs had claimed previous championships during the BCS era, neither team was picked to win the national title last August. So whether it’s a team...

The SEC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap the race for the 2014 stiff-armed trophy. First, quarterbacks have won the award four straight years and 12 of the last 14. Mark Ingram (2009) and...

Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson Bank on Patient Quarterbacks

By David Fox, 1 week 3 days ago
HOOVER, Ala. — An injury to Aaron Murray last season gave Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason a taste of the big-time. The injury that never happened, though, ensured Mason would have a full year as an SEC quarterback.As it became clear Mason would have trouble earning playing time behind Murray, Mason and Georgia coach Mark Richt formulated a plan to keep the Marietta, Ga., native in...
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