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Ranking the SEC College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, night life, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is...

Ranking the SEC's Football Coaching Jobs in 2015 (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
Is it easier to win at Alabama or LSU? Georgia or Florida? Which program provides the most support? Which program has access to the best players? Which program has proven it can succeed at a high level over time? Which program has the most pressure to win? These are all the questions head coaches must ask themselves when deciding to accept a job or not. So Athlon Sports asked some...

Cover 2 College Football Podcast: 2015 SEC Early Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
 Hosts Braden Gall and Steven Lassan go in-depth with an early 2015 SEC conference preview. Does the balance of power in the SEC West still lie in the State of Alabama or has the State of Mississippi taken control? What do the guys make of the coaching changes and quarterback issues for LSU and Texas A&M? Or is Arkansas ready to challenge for the division? How does a new...

Ranking the SEC East's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 months ago
Let’s get one thing clear right away. There is no such thing as an “easy” schedule in the SEC. When putting together Athlon Sports' college football preview magazines each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the...

South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The last time South Carolina lost six games in a season was back in 2009. After unprecedented success and 42 wins from 2010-13, the Gamecocks came crashing back down to earth with six losses — five in the SEC — in 2014. Steve Spurrier’s resume speaks for itself and South Carolina isn’t devoid of talent, but there is plenty of work to be done this...

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier Joins Twitter, Internet Rejoices

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
College football coaches use Twitter accounts for various reasons, and some are better follows than others.However, the Internet rejoiced on Monday, as South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier joined Twitter. Who knows how Spurrier will use this account, but he’s one of the best quotes in college football and perhaps this will produce a few gems along the way. The Ol’ Ball Coach can...

SEC East 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 5 months ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Georgia is the early favorite in the SEC East for 2015, but the Bulldogs will be pushed by Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. The Volunteers are a team on the rise under coach Butch Jones, while the Gators have...

Ranking the SEC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees. It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to...

SEC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the SEC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Roll Tide, RollAccording to the 247Sports composite rankings, there were a total of 33 five-star recruits in the entire 2014 class and 35 in the '15 class. Alabama...