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Settle down: Spurrier’s ‘work ethic’ comments won’t affect Clowney’s draft stock

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 7 months ago
NFL scouts have salivated over Jadeveon Clowney’s natural abilities and professional potential since the 6-foot-5, 275-pound beast of a football player starred at South Pointe High in Rock Hill, S.C., as a prep senior in 2010. The guy with the wide smile who has shrugged off critics since ‘The Hit‘ elevated expectations to unrealistic levels for college football’s most-...

NFL analyst criticizes six former SEC players, says they’re most controversial

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 7 months ago
Critics abound at every level of football, and most of all, at football’s highest level – the NFL. The draftable players will get broken down and criticized to the nth degree. The NFL Combine starts Saturday, and player interviews are one of the most important aspects, not just the physical evaluation. Teams get a feel for the person they will be drafting, not just the player who puts on the...

Ranking the Best Coaching Tandems in the SEC

By David Fox, 2 years 7 months ago
When we started this series on the top coaching tandems, we knew it would be tough, especially given our guiding principle that the football coach and the basketball coaches should be considered to be on equal footingFor most schools, they’re not. Especially in the SEC.We set out to determine the coaching tandems able to keep fans happy from the start of football season to the end of...

Top 10 SEC Linebackers of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

SEC’s top 5 weak side DE signees for 2014

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 7 months ago
It’s a good argument–is any position in the SEC more important than the defensive end? Maybe not. Here are five high school players–weakside defensive ends, specifically–who are recent SEC signees who look like they’ll fit comfortably into the conference. All seem to have the build and talent to succeed at this level—and probably beyond. They’ll need to be good to...

SEC’s top 25 players of 2013: No. 4 Connor Shaw

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 7 months ago
SDS is continually counting down the top 25 players in the SEC for 2013, and we’re not stopping until we get to No. 1. I know you’ll agree with every single one… No. 4 Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina (SR) 2013 stats: 180 of 284 (63.4%), 2,447 yards, 24 TDs, 1 INT, 558 rush yards, 6 TDs Why he’s No. 4: Over the last two seasons, Connor Shaw was continuously the most underrated player in the...

The biggest question every SEC East head coach is asking this offseason

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 7 months ago
The SEC’s offseason and dead period of not hearing a peep out of your favorite team is about to be in full swing for about the next month, and then we will get right into spring football and hearing coaches actually talking. Related: Every SEC East team’s offseason checklist Here is one hypothetical question every head coach is asking himself heading into the spring: “Can we score 28 to 30...

SEC’s top 5 offensive guard signees for 2014

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 7 months ago
The offensive guard position in this SEC class has some truly special talent. Here are five SEC signees who look like they’ll fit comfortably into the conference–led by Ole Miss signee Rod Taylor, who is a beast at the guard position. All seem to have the build and talent to succeed at this level—and probably beyond. They’ll need to be good to go against the dominant defensive lines...

How many five-star defensive tackles panned out over the last 10 years?

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 7 months ago
Previous 5-stars: Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Offensive Linemen Defensive Ends Defensive Tackles 247Sports Composite Player Rankings only has one five-star defensive tackle in Andrew Brown in the 2014 recruiting class. And over the course of the last decade, there have been 31 five-star defensive tackles: *All prospect rankings are determined by 247Sports’ Composite Player...

Top 10 SEC Running Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...