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Florida creates fan advisory council to enhance game-day experience

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 5 days ago
The University of Florida Athletic Association announced a 13-member panel to help enhance the overall game-day experience at The Swamp. The fan advisory council represents a variety of fan groups and is a cross section of season ticket holders. RELATED: Real reason live game attendance is down Here’s a look at the council: One recent graduate Two current students Two Bull Gators Four Gators...

SEC commits and targets dominate national JUCO rankings

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 6 days ago
SDS introduces the junior college prospect series, where we take a look at some of the top JUCO talent in the nation, while also looking back to see which SEC schools have utilized junior college players the most over the years. This year, the national rankings are filled with JUCO prospects that either are committed to SEC schools or will be SEC schools soon. There is a chance that the entire...

Five from SEC among college football’s most winningest teams since 2003

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 6 days ago
For elite prospects who are currently being recruited, seeing the SEC win championships and saturate the NFL Draft is an annual occurrence. That’s a major reason why the country’s best high school prospects continue signing with SEC programs. RELATED: Auburn, Iron Bowl nominated for ESPYs Remember, aside from 2013, the prospects being recruited right now hadn’t seen the conference lose a...

Ranking the SEC's Running Backs for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 6 days 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...

Uncommitted countdown: Best 30 SEC targets available- No. 7 Byron Cowart, DE

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 1 week 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...

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

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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, 1 month 1 week 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...