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Number of commits parting ways with SEC schools passes 80

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
4 P.M. UPDATE: Since Tuesday morning, Alabama commit Chris Williams switched to UCF, Texas A&M commit Varshaun Nixon switched to TCU, Georgia commit Kendall Gant switched to Marshall and former Vanderbilt commit Lloyd Tubman dropped Penn State and is now seriously considering picking Kentucky Wednesday morning. Call it whatever you want … decommitment, being “dumped” by the...

Ranking the SEC’s 14 recruiting classes before National Signing Day

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
National Signing Day is Wednesday, where the SEC will close yet another chapter in the recruiting game. Things are about to get crazy as we embark on another signing day, hopefully full of surprises and SEC media attention. Related: SEC’s 10 best players by position for 2013 The SEC is torching other conferences in the recruiting rankings right now, with seven of the top 10 classes....

How many five-star offensive linemen panned out over the last 10 years?

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
Previous 5-stars: Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Offensive Linemen There are only two five-star offensive tackles in Cameron Robinson and Damian Prince in the 2013 recruiting class. Robinson is committed to Alabama, while Prince will decide between Maryland and Florida on National Signing Day. There have been 38 five-star offensive linemen over the last decade. The list includes...

SEC adds 13 more commitments over weekend

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
As expected, the weekend was a busy one for SEC schools looking to do some last-minute shopping before the national signing day holiday. Related: Arkansas dropped two commits, HS coach heated Vanderbilt and Mississippi State were clearly the busiest. The Commodores came into the weekend with only nine commitments, thanks to the late coaching switch. With only seven commitments still remaining...

15 former SEC players won Super Bowl rings last night

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
The Seattle Seahawks just utterly destroyed the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning. Fifteen former SEC players won Super Bowl rings last night, along with two others in Michael Bennett and Red Bryant, who both played for Texas A&M in the Big 12. Related: Breaking down SEC ADs’ salaries How great was Percy Harvin last night? FSU and Oklahoma can tell you all about him. Congrats to these...

Breaking down the salaries of SEC athletic directors

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 1 week ago
Being an athletic director isn’t easy. It’s all about making the right hire for the major revenue-generating sports at your school. Related: SEC head coaching salaries Two SEC athletic directors are in the top five in the country, while Vanderbilt’s David Williams leads the country, making over $3.2 million per year. Florida’s Jeremy Foley is second in the SEC, making over $1.2 million per year...

SEC’s 10 best players by position in 2013

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
SDS recently ranked the SEC’s top 10 players by position for 2013, and it was no easy task. How do you accurately rank the best crop of SEC quarterbacks in history? It’s tough. Offensive talent overshadowed defensive talent, but with the loss of so many quarterbacks, the league should regulate to more of a defensive-minded conference (again) in 2014. Anyway, here are the top 10 players by...

SEC’s 10 best players by position in 2013

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
SDS recently ranked the SEC’s top 10 players by position for 2013, and it was no easy task. How do you accurately rank the best crop of SEC quarterbacks in history? It’s tough. Offensive talent overshadowed defensive talent, but with the loss of so many quarterbacks, the league should regulate to more of a defensive-minded conference (again) in 2014. Anyway, here are the top 10 players by...

SEC’s 10 best players by position in 2013

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
SDS recently ranked the SEC’s top 10 players by position for 2013, and it was no easy task. How do you accurately rank the best crop of SEC quarterbacks in history? It’s tough. Offensive talent overshadowed defensive talent, but with the loss of so many quarterbacks, the league should regulate to more of a defensive-minded conference (again) in 2014. Anyway, here are the top 10 players by...

Florida QB signee Will Grier honored as Parade’s 50th Player of the Year

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Standing amidst NFL Hall of Famers and former Parade All Americans on Friday at the annual NFL Hall of Fame banquet in New York City, Florida quarterback signee Will Grier was recognized publicly for the first time Friday–as the 50th Parade Player of the Year. Grier posed for photos and soaked up the atmosphere. It was a nice break from classes at the University of Florida where he’s...