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2014 SEC Top 100 Countdown: No. 62 Derrick Moncrief, Auburn

By Saturday Down South, 1 week 6 days ago
SDS talent evaluators Jon Cooper and Brad Crawford spent several months breaking down last year’s highlights, incoming talent and projected 2014 impact following spring practice to compile a list of the SEC’s Top 100 players heading into fall. Athletes were selected by position then ranked overall counting down to No. 1. Stick with SDS throughout summer and get in on the action using...

Four-star O-lineman, a big Auburn target, will wait a bit longer

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 3 hours ago
Darryl Williams–a four-star Auburn target–had planned to announce his school choice at 10 a.m. this morning, Eastern Time. But the potential good news for Tigers fans will have to wait. That announcement will now wait. Williams a 6-foot-4, 305-pound center who several SEC schools are seriously courting, decided to wait a bit longer. He is a four-star prospect and rated the No. 3...

Ranking the SEC's Running Backs for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The SEC has been home to several of college football’s top running backs in recent years, and 2014 is another loaded group of rushers for the No. 1 conference in the nation.Georgia’s Todd Gurley projects as Athlon’s No. 1 running back in the SEC for 2014, and the junior could be a Heisman candidate if he can stay healthy after an injury-riddled 2013 campaign.Alabama’s T.J...

Two for Tuesday: Auburn lands its 17th commitment

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 1 day ago
It was an Auburn-Alabama battle in June. Jalen Harris had shown an affinity for the Crimson Tide before, but in the end he chose the Tigers. Harris, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end out of the St. James School in Montgomery (Ala.), at one point said Alabama was a dream offer for him–but make no mistake, Auburn was very much in the game.Harris followed the lead put forward by Tyler Carr earlier...

Iron Bowl, Auburn’s two dramatic plays nominated for ESPYs

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Auburn will have to beat itself for an ESPY award this year. The Tigers are nominated for three total ESPYs, including two from the Iron Bowl. Auburn’s Iron Bowl win is nominated for Best Game, while Chris Davis’ 109-yard ‘Kick Six’ return and Ricardo Louis’ deflected 73-yard miracle against Georgia are both nominated for Best Play. Louis’ game winning touchdown wasn’t even the...

Auburn does it again, lures four-star lineman Carr to ’15 class

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 2 days ago
It’s official, four-star lineman Tyler Carr did what most people expected he’d do all along–he picked Auburn. Carr is a 6-foot-5, 310-pound prospect out of Gadsden (Ala.) who had a reputation around the southeast of being a very strong run blocker. He’s rated the No. 225 overall prospect in America—and he had options. Alabama was obviously another big contender for the in-state...

2014 SEC Top 100 Countdown: No. 69 Montravius Adams, Auburn

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 6 days ago
SDS talent evaluators Jon Cooper and Brad Crawford spent several months breaking down last year’s highlights, incoming talent and projected 2014 impact following spring practice to compile a list of the SEC’s Top 100 players heading into fall. Athletes were selected by position then ranked overall counting down to No. 1. Stick with SDS throughout summer and get in on the action using...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling. We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win the East over the South Carolina Gamecocks. Especially from those clad in Garnett and Black. The same could have been said about picking the...

Gene Chizik predicts how Auburn will finish in 2014

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Gene Chizik isn’t that far removed from SEC football. Just two short years ago, Chizik was gearing up for his final season on The Plains that delivered an uninspired 3-9 record that eventually got him fired. Chizik appeared on the College Sports Today show, and he predicted Auburn to finish 10-2, with losses against South Carolina and rival Alabama, mostly because it’s in Tuscaloosa. “That’s...

Ranking the SEC Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than SunLife Stadium — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan support...