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SEC first-round picks have signed NFL contracts, and here’s a look at how rich they are

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley was the SEC’s last first-round pick to sign his NFL contract yesterday. RELATED: Former SEC players receive slick Super Bowl rings All 11 first-round picks have signed their contracts, and they will be able to buy their parents a house – or three – if they want to. Being the first pick, Clowney signed a four-year, $22.272 million deal – fully...

Former SEC players receive Super Bowl rings with Seahawks

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Fifteen former players from SEC schools were members of the 2014 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, and the champions received their rings over the weekend. The Seahawks are coming off a Super Bowl in which they destroyed former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning and Denver’s electric offense 43-8. Seattle Seahawks CB Akeem Auguste, South Carolina (Practice squad) OT Alvin Bailey,...

Ranking the SEC’s best current recruiting situations

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 4 days ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: Saturday Down South writer Brian McLaughlin ranks the SEC in terms of the schools’ “current recruiting situation”. Basically, what program has the best current situation for recruiting success based on in-state, homegrown talent, coaching stability, fan fickleness, on-the-field success and tradition. It’s a tricky formula, but we think we have it...

PHOTOS: New renderings of Georgia Dome replacement

By Saturday Down South, 2 weeks 6 days ago
The new renderings for the Georgia Dome replacement were recently released, via the AJC. Yes, it will be the primary home of the Atlanta Falcons, but it’ll also be home of the SEC Championship. The renderings are ever evolving. According to wikipedia, the Georgia Dome was completed in 1992 at a cost of $214 million and was one of the largest state-funded construction projects in Georgia...

The SEC’s most experienced offensive lines for 2014

By Saturday Down South, 3 weeks 12 hours ago
The line of scrimmage is what the SEC is known for, and the big uglies rarely get the credit they deserve. It’s a role-reversal year for Tennessee. The Vols returned the SEC’s most experienced offensive line last season with 123 career starts. This year, the Vols return just six combined starts, and they remain the only team in college football to replace the entire offensive and defensive lines...

ESPN300 update is in: 44% of nation’s elite already heading to SEC

By Saturday Down South, 3 weeks 14 hours ago
The ESPN300 released its most recent recruiting rankings update this week, and the numbers are overwhelming. Of the 157 players already committed in the ESPN300, 69 of them are heading to the SEC. That’s 44 percent for those keeping track at home. Of the 143 percent not committed, one can count on a good chunk of those eventually ending up with SEC schools, too. Leading the way, not...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 3 weeks 16 hours 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...

SEC’s Quarterback U

By Saturday Down South, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Which SEC team should have the right to be called Quarterback U during the 2000s? The SEC isn’t known as a quarterback league when compared to the rest, but three current SEC schools have an argument. Along with recently ranking college football’s Running Back U of the 2000s, ESPN also went through the quarterbacks, too. Here’s a look at their results of quarterbacks through the 2000s: 1....

Early signing period would be a horrible idea for SEC prospects

By Saturday Down South, 3 weeks 1 day ago
COMMENTARY: One of my colleagues in this crazy recruiting/reporting business is Jeremy Crabtree of ESPN, and he wrote a piece yesterday talking about how a committee chaired by the Mid-American Conference commissioner would be exploring further the idea of an early national signing period for football. This isn’t new news really, it has been debated for years. Basketball does it. It has an...

Uncommitted countdown: Best 30 SEC targets available- No. 13 George Campbell, WR/DB

By Saturday Down South, 3 weeks 2 days ago
SDS will count down the 30 biggest SEC targets still available around the country–these are the players SDS thinks realistically will end up signing with SEC schools. Obviously there are players with SEC offers out west and up north, but if it looks like they aren’t seriously considering the SEC, we didn’t include them in this series. Here’s a day-by-day ‘month of...