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Alabama adds former Georgia signee, 2 others

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
In 2012, Ty Flournoy-Smith played in the SEC Championship Game for Georgia … against Alabama. This fall, he’ll playing for Alabama. In bizarre twist, Flourney-Smith a 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end originally out of Moultrie (Ga.), committed to the Crimson Tide on Monday. His career began at Georgia in 2012, and he appeared in eight games. He then had some off-the-field problems that...

Number of commits parting ways with SEC schools passes 80

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
4 P.M. UPDATE: Since Tuesday morning, Alabama commit Chris Williams switched to UCF, Texas A&M commit Varshaun Nixon switched to TCU, Georgia commit Kendall Gant switched to Marshall and former Vanderbilt commit Lloyd Tubman dropped Penn State and is now seriously considering picking Kentucky Wednesday morning. Call it whatever you want … decommitment, being “dumped” by the...

Number of commits parting ways with SEC schools passes 80

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
4 P.M. UPDATE: Since Tuesday morning, Alabama commit Chris Williams switched to UCF, Texas A&M commit Varshaun Nixon switched to TCU, Georgia commit Kendall Gant switched to Marshall and former Vanderbilt commit Lloyd Tubman dropped Penn State and is now seriously considering picking Kentucky Wednesday morning. Call it whatever you want … decommitment, being “dumped” by the...

Ranking the SEC’s 14 recruiting classes two days before National Signing Day

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
National Signing Day is Wednesday, where the SEC will close yet another chapter in the recruiting game. Things are about to get crazy as we embark on another signing day, hopefully full of surprises and SEC media attention. Related: SEC’s 10 best players by position for 2013 The SEC is torching other conferences in the recruiting rankings right now, with seven of the top 10 classes....

Ranking the SEC’s 14 recruiting classes before National Signing Day

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
National Signing Day is Wednesday, where the SEC will close yet another chapter in the recruiting game. Things are about to get crazy as we embark on another signing day, hopefully full of surprises and SEC media attention. Related: SEC’s 10 best players by position for 2013 The SEC is torching other conferences in the recruiting rankings right now, with seven of the top 10 classes....

How many five-star offensive linemen panned out over the last 10 years?

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Previous 5-stars: Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Offensive Linemen There are only two five-star offensive tackles in Cameron Robinson and Damian Prince in the 2013 recruiting class. Robinson is committed to Alabama, while Prince will decide between Maryland and Florida on National Signing Day. There have been 38 five-star offensive linemen over the last decade. The list includes...

How many five-star offensive linemen panned out over the last 10 years?

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Previous 5-stars: Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Offensive Linemen There are only two five-star offensive tackles in Cameron Robinson and Damian Prince in the 2013 recruiting class. Robinson is committed to Alabama, while Prince will decide between Maryland and Florida on National Signing Day. There have been 38 five-star offensive linemen over the last decade. The list includes...

Ranking the SEC’s BCS Championship winners: 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
The BCS era is officially over, and it gives way to a new College Football Playoff era, which we’ll soon learn much more about next season. The SEC dominated the BCS era, winning nine of 15 BCS Championship games. Tennessee won the first championship in 1998, and FSU ended it with their victory over Auburn this season, in an instant classic. But the middle was sandwiched by SEC dominance, and...

Ranking the SEC’s BCS Championship winners: 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
The BCS era is officially over, and it gives way to a new College Football Playoff era, which we’ll soon learn much more about next season. The SEC dominated the BCS era, winning nine of 15 BCS Championship games. Tennessee won the first championship in 1998, and FSU ended it with their victory over Auburn this season, in an instant classic. But the middle was sandwiched by SEC dominance, and...

Three from SEC make college football’s top 5 ‘local’ fan bases

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 2 weeks ago
Nielsen ranked college football’s top local fan bases for 2013. The study is based on a percentage of the population that’s watched or listened to the team in the past 12 months. Related: Ranking the SEC’s 14 fan bases Nielsen ranks Ohio State (Columbus) as the top local fan base, followed by Alabama (Birmingham), Arkansas (Little Rock), Tennessee (Knoxville) and Oklahoma (Oklahoma...