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Four-star DB Hootie Jones steps back from Bama

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
It seems like just yesterday that Laurence ‘Hootie’ Jones announced his commitment to Alabama … actually it was only 16 days ago, on Dec. 2. The four-star safety said on Twitter this afternoon that he has stepped back from the Crimson Tide. “I just decommit from Alabama, i need more time.!,” Jones Tweeted. Jones is a Louisiana native, and his final decision on Dec....

Four-star DB Hootie Jones steps back from Bama

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
It seems like just yesterday that Laurence ‘Hootie’ Jones announced his commitment to Alabama … actually it was only 16 days ago, on Dec. 2. The four-star safety said on Twitter this afternoon that he has stepped back from the Crimson Tide. “I just decommit from Alabama, i need more time.!,” Jones Tweeted. Jones is a Louisiana native, and his final decision on Dec....

SEC All-Freshman Team 2013

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
The SEC is known for its impact freshmen, and it’s fun seeing all the first-year players live up to the hype right out of high school. Related: AP All-SEC Team for 2013 Arkansas’ Alex Collins was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year, according to the AP. Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell was named Freshman of the Year, according to the 14 head coaches. Also, Florida DB Vernon Hargreaves was named the...

SEC All-Freshman Team 2013

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
The SEC is known for its impact freshmen, and it’s fun seeing all the first-year players live up to the hype right out of high school. Related: AP All-SEC Team for 2013 Arkansas’ Alex Collins was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year, according to the AP. Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell was named Freshman of the Year, according to the 14 head coaches. Also, Florida DB Vernon Hargreaves was named the...

Pettway is back with Alabama, signs with Tide after one-year hiatus

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
D.J. Pettway was arrested on charges of second-degree robbery in February, and he was promptly dismissed from Alabama’s football program. But now he’s back after a 10-month hiatus. Related: Top 4-star decommitted from Alabama The defensive end went the junior college route and played this fall for East Mississippi Community College. He got back in the Alabama staff’s good...

Pettway is back with Alabama, signs with Tide after one-year hiatus

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
D.J. Pettway was arrested on charges of second-degree robbery in February, and he was promptly dismissed from Alabama’s football program. But now he’s back after a 10-month hiatus. Related: Top 4-star decommitted from Alabama The defensive end went the junior college route and played this fall for East Mississippi Community College. He got back in the Alabama staff’s good...

New Normal: The $10 million college football staff

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
A $4 million head coaching salary is the new $2.5 million of five years ago. Coaching salaries keep increasing year after year, and there’s more money funneling into college football than ever before. Related: SEC head coaching salaries With Nick Saban’s new reportedly $7-7.5 million deal, Alabama became a $10 million coaching staff, the only one currently in the SEC. Kirby Smart is the SEC’s...

Updating the SEC career head coaching records

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
With the 2013 regular season in the books, let’s update the head coaching records across the SEC. Below is the coach’s overall record and his record while at his current job: Related: SEC head coaching salaries Coach School Overall Record Record at Current Job Gus Malzahn Auburn 21-4 (84%) 12-1 (92.3%) Nick Saban Alabama 165-56-1 (74.7%) *74-14 (84.1%) Mark Richt Georgia 126-44 (74.1%)...

Auburn, Bama, Tenn and Ole Miss big winners with JUCOs

By Saturday Down South, 1 year 3 months ago
Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee and Ole Miss all have something to brag about today–each school currently holds the top SEC junior college commitment at a particular position. Since Wednesday is the first day junior college transfers can sign letters of intent, it is a key time for programs that enjoy going the JUCO route to mine talent. Auburn has the best wide receiver and top defensive back...

The Top 25 SEC Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 3 months ago
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last fall.Every major conference race — and some of the smaller ones as well — came down to the final weekend, and, in some cases, the final...