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Ranking the SEC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The SEC is in a two-year drought without a Heisman winner. After winning three trophies from 2007-10, the SEC has just one winner from 2011-14. Can the SEC claim a Heisman winner in 2015? The conference has a few options among the nation’s leading candidates, especially at the running back position with Georgia’s Nick Chubb, LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Alabama’s...

SEC Football Breakout Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 4 weeks ago
Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference...

Top 15 SEC Non-Conference Games of 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall.  The SEC doesn't have nearly as much problem with scheduling, as its league schedules are the toughest in college football (along with the Pac-12). But to top it off, the SEC has more high-level non-conference games than any other league in the nation.  Which is why the...

SEC Media Days: Steve Spurrier Forgets Past with Shots at Arkansas and Tennessee

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 1 month ago
When there is a microphone in front of Steve Spurrier all bets are off and no one is safe from his infamous one-liners. During Day 2 of the SEC Media Days the Ol' Ball Coach singled out Arkansas and Tennessee in a contrast of programs against his while also showing that the South Carolina head coach truly has a short memory. After falling flat on his back side in 2014...

College Football's Top 50 Players for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Kickoff for the 2015 college football season is just around the corner. With fall camps underway, it won’t be long before teams are officially preparing for the opening week. With the season countdown under 15 days until kickoff, it’s time to take a look at the best 50 players in college football for the upcoming year. Ranking the best 50 players in college football is no...

SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 1 month ago
In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top football conference in the land on the preseason list for this prestigious award the prevailing question is, has the SEC lost its way? The Jim Thorpe Award has been around since 1986 honoring the top defensive back in the nation. Over the past six...

SEC's Top Players Returning from Injury in 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
Injuries are a big part of any college football season. Whether it’s a starting quarterback, a No. 2 receiver or a defensive lineman part of a deep rotation, injuries will always have an impact on a team. To help preview the season, Athlon is taking a look at some of the injured players from 2014 and their return in 2015. Related: SEC Predictions for 2015 Players with a...

Marcus Lattimore Explains Pain in the NFL

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 1 month ago
There was a time when many considered South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore as one of the best college running backs. However, after two knee injuries in consecutive years, including one of the most gruesome ever seen, his future quickly looked bleak. The San Francisco drafted him with a 4th round pick in 2013, but he never recovered fully from the injury, retiring late in 2014. Reflecting...

SEC Announces Players Who Will Attend 2015 Football Media Days

By Ryan Wright, 1 year 1 month ago
The 2015 SEC Football Media Days will be held July 13-16 in Hoover, Ala. The always anticipated event kicks off on Monday with Auburn, Florida, and Vanderbilt taking center stage. On Tuesday, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Tennessee will answer questions about the upcoming season followed by Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas on Wednesday. LSU, Georgia,...

Ranking the SEC Stadiums for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 12 SEC experts like Tim Brando, Dan Wolken, Steven Godfrey and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the SEC. Based on general atmosphere, fan support, home-field advantage, amenities, tailgating, surrounding campus and even scoreboards, here is how the voting shook out. However, attendance is an increasing concern for all athletic directors...