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SEC's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Obviously, non-conference games have zero impact on conference championships.But in the SEC, the nation's best and most cut-throat league, a critical non-conference win or loss can mean the difference between playing for a national championship or being relegated to just another bowl game.Many are quick to point out the SEC's dearth of atrocious matchups in the non-conference in November...

Wearing slacks, polo: Nick Saban takes players tubing on lake

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 2 weeks ago
How does Nick Saban spend a little free time in the summer? On the lake of course. Coach Saban took several of his players tubing on the lake, letting them ride his jet skis and have some summer fun. Knowing photos of Steve Spurrier shirtless nearly break the Internet, could you imagine Saban shirtless with a speedo? Now that would be something. Amari Cooper may be actually faster on foot than...

SEC Win Total Projections for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the 2014 college football season is still over 80 days away, but there is no shortage of news to fill the offseason in the SEC. The preview magazines for 2014 are already on newsstands, and Vegas isn’t far behind with its projections for the upcoming season.CG Technology has released its win total projections for 2014, with Alabama picked the highest at the over/under of 10.5...

Dismissed Clemson QB visits Alabama

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Former touted Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly visited Alabama Sunday, according to 247Sports. Kelly, who was dismissed at Clemson for conduct detrimental to the team, is currently at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi. He’s the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and was one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks out of high school in 2012. “I have dismissed...

Alabama approves Saban extension

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
Tuscaloosa, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Compensation Committee of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved the contract extension for head football coach Nick Saban on Tuesday.The new deal, which Saban originally had agreed to in December, is for two additional years and will run through January of 2022. Saban will receive $6.5 million annually and the contract also contains a $400,...

SEC’s best situation for recruiting success: Alabama

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
SDS will break down all 14 SEC schools and the challenges they face in recruiting, and how they overcome them. At the end, we’ll rank them in terms of who is set up best for success–based on factors like in-state talent, recent success on the field, fan expectations and the coaching situation. We will also give the school a ‘situation’ grade (A, B, C, D, F) in each...

Nick Saban’s contract extension, raise approved

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Alabama board of trustees compensation committee approved Nick Saban’s new contract today. Saban’s new deal was extended from 2020 to January 31, 2022. Saban will be paid $6.5 million per year with a $400,000 completion bonus, and as expected, Alabama upped the ante. Even at $6.5 million, Saban is underpaid. RELATED: SEC football SIDs predict the 2014 division winners “We are honored...

Four-star quarterback names Alabama as one of his top two

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
There is no question, Travis Waller is one of the big guns still out there as far as quarterbacks are concerned. And Alabama is making a serious play for him. It may be working. Waller (6-3/190) told Saturday Down South that the Crimson Tide are one of the two schools he is most interested in, considering only schools that have offered so far. Northwestern is the other. He had a very positive...

Former Miss. State commit switches over to Alabama

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
T.D. Moton is so good, he didn’t even have to play his junior season and Nick Saban still wanted him. The former Mississippi State commitment is a 6-foot-3, 310-pound defensive tackle out of Shreveport. For those keeping track at home, yes he did have an LSU offer, as well as offers from Arkansas, Georgia, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, along with Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Southern...

SEC Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
2014 SEC PredictionsEast DivisionSECOverall 1. Georgia (No. 8)6-210-32. South Carolina (No. 9)6-210-2 3. Florida (No. 23)4-47-5 4. Missouri (No. 25)4-48-4 5. Tennessee (No. 42)3-56-6 6. Vanderbilt (No. 44)2-66-6 7. Kentucky (No. 70)1-74-8West DivisionSECOverall 1. Alabama (No. 2)7-112-1 2. Auburn (No. 5)6-210-2 3. Ole Miss (No. 18)5-39-3 4. LSU (No. 19)4-48-4 5. Mississippi State (No....