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Alabama, Mississippi State target biggest riser in national ranking

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 11 months ago
Leo Lewis, a linebacker out of Brookhaven (Miss.), was the biggest mover among SEC targets in the newest installment of the 247Sports.com national composite rankings. Lewis is a four-star prospect who has scholarship offers from Alabama, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M–and he landed an Auburn offer Thursday. Something must have...

SEC West in-depth defensive breakdown ahead of spring practice

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 11 months ago
With spring practice getting underway for every team in the coming weeks, let’s dive into the defensive returners for every team. SDS breaks down the top 10 returning tacklers and other key defensive players for 2014. Here is the SEC West breakdown with the top returning tacklers for every team: Related: Way-too-early SEC West 2014 predictions Alabama Crimson Tide The Tide return five of the...

Alabama adds eighth 2015 commitment, moves to No. 2 nationally

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 11 months ago
While Texas A&M and LSU have been busy the past month or month and a half, Alabama’s 2015 hadn’t grown since Feb. 1–until Thursday. Defensive end Anfernee Jennings, a defensive end who registered 30 quarterback hurries as a high school junior last year, committed to the Crimson Tide following a junior day visit and scholarship offer this past weekend. Jennings is 6-foot-3,...

Nick Saban outlines the qualities of his next QB, in no hurry to name starter

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 11 months ago
The battle to replace AJ McCarron will ensue this spring between current roster quarterbacks, and FSU transfer Jacob Coker won’t get on campus until after he graduates from FSU this spring. Related: Saban says up-tempo coaches have to use some logic Saban held his pre-spring press conference yesterday and discussed the quarterback battle and situation, expressing he and Lane Kiffin are in no...

Top 10 SEC Quarterbacks of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 years 11 months ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

25 College Football Spring Storylines to Watch for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 12 months ago
Most college football fans generally consider Signing Day the official start of a new season, but spring practice is the first time all 128 FBS teams will hit the field in preparation for the upcoming year. Of course, it’s hard to glean much from spring practice. However, there’s excitement for every team as spring practice starts, especially at places like Florida State, Alabama,...

The unmerciful meritocracy of college football

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 12 months ago
The month of February was a good reminder of the unique qualities regarding the sport of college football. We began the month with National Signing Day. Alabama secured the top ranked recruiting class in the country for the third straight year. ESPN gave 15 high school players the coveted “five-star” label, and Alabama landed five of them. The dominance of Alabama recruiting is well...

SEC West 2014 Spring Preview and Storylines

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 7 hours ago
With Alabama and Auburn expected to be ranked near the top of most preseason polls in 2014, the SEC West is the best division in college football. The Crimson Tide and Tigers could play twice next year, as the next playoff format could create rematches from the regular season. Considering the success of both Alabama and Auburn last year, it’s not out of the question that both teams are...

Jackie Sherrill: Bear Bryant could adjust to tempo offenses, also talks Nick Saban

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 23 hours ago
Former Texas A&M and Mississippi State head coach Jackie Sherrill joined the Tim Brando Show this morning to talk tempo offenses, Nick Saban and Bear Bryant, among other items. MORE: Less than 20 percent of FBS head coaches like the 10-second proposal When asked, Sherrill said he wouldn’t hesitate to say Bear Bryant could adapt to tempo offenses, when discussing the NCAA’s 10-second proposal...

Top 10 SEC Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 years 1 day ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...