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Athlon Sports Heisman Voting: Week 3

By Braden Gall, 2 years 10 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Each week, the Athlon editors will vote on the most prestigious award in all of college football. A nine-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports will vote for their top ten Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the result will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every Wednesday of the regular...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 10 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 2 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (2-0) – Although LSU has one of the best wins through the first two weeks of the season, the Crimson Tide remain Athlon’s No. 1 team in the SEC. Alabama improved to 2-0 on Saturday, defeating Penn State 27-11 in Happy Valley. The Crimson Tide has...

South Carolina Makes a Statement in SEC East

By Mitch Light, 2 years 10 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) This might sound a bit obvious, but beating Georgia is a very good sign for South Carolina football. Consider the following: The Gamecocks are a combined 25–23 in the SEC in the six seasons in which they have defeated Georgia. On the other hand, they are 36–67–1 in conference games in the 13 seasons in which they have lost to the Bulldogs, and only once, in 2005...

Five-Star Freshmen Make Big Impact

By Braden Gall, 2 years 10 months ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) Last week was a slow week in the recruiting world. Washington State picked up a trio of commitments and then won back-to-back games for the first time since 2007. The Pitt Panthers landed Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills wide receiver Corey Jones, and LSU got a verbal pledge from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer offensive tackle Patrick Miller. Other...

Scenes from Saturday: Alabama vs. Penn State

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 10 months ago
Photos from the Crimson Tide-Nittany Lions match-up from week 2.

SEC Notebook: Week 1

By Mitch Light, 2 years 10 months ago
The first week of college football action is complete in the SEC. Here is our look at the week that was. Team of the Week — LSU The Tigers outclassed Oregon in the marquee game of the opening week of the college football season. The LSU run defense was dominant, holding Oregon to 95 yards on 28 carries. The Ducks did pass for 240 yards, but Darron Thomas averaged only 4.4 yards on his 54...

College Football Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 10 months ago
By Steven Lassan Post-Week 1 SEC Power Rankings Also check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama – A lot of interest in Saturday’s opener in Tuscaloosa centered on the quarterback situation. AJ McCarron took the first snap for the Crimson Tide offense, but Phillip Sims also saw playing time. McCarron outplayed Sims against Kent State, completing 14 of 23 passes for 226...

Week 1 SEC Game Previews and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 10 months ago
By Steven Lassan and Mitch Light Mississippi State vs. Memphis – Thursday, Sept. 1 This Thursday night tussle in Memphis is a matchup of teams headed in the opposite direction. Mississippi State is on the rise after a 9-4 record last year, while Memphis is still reeling following a 1-11 season. The Bulldogs thumped the Tigers 49-7 last year and a similar outcome should be expected....

SEC Coaches' Candid Quotes On Conference Rivals

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 11 months ago
Each year we ask college football coaches to tell us what they really think about the other teams in their conference. But we don't want the cliche'd press conference platitudes, so we ask them to give us their quotes off-the-record and anonymously. Here are this year's quotes in alphabetical order for each team in the SEC. What SEC Coaches Are Saying About: Alabama "You have...

Athlon's 2011 SEC Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 11 months ago
The SEC West has won the last two BCS championships, and the league’s balance of power remains tilted in a westerly direction heading into the 2011 college football season. Nick Saban has built a machine at Alabama during his brief tenure in Tuscaloosa, and despite the loss of solid starting quarterback Greg McElroy and 2009 Heisman winner Mark Ingram, the Tide has once again turned its...