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Ranking the SEC Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than SunLife Stadium — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan support...

Vanderbilt Football 2014 Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
Vanderbilt has been to three consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history and is breaking in a new head coach. Derek Mason is possibly the only first-year head coach in school history who is faced with expectations and pressure to win right out the gate.This, from a traditional bottom feeder in the nation’s toughest league. Yes, times have certainly changed in Nashville.That...

SEC Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions. With the predictions released, it’s time...

SEC's Top 10 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Obviously, non-conference games have zero impact on conference championships.But in the SEC, the nation's best and most cut-throat league, a critical non-conference win or loss can mean the difference between playing for a national championship or being relegated to just another bowl game.Many are quick to point out the SEC's dearth of atrocious matchups in the non-conference in November...

SEC Win Total Projections for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The start of the 2014 college football season is still over 80 days away, but there is no shortage of news to fill the offseason in the SEC. The preview magazines for 2014 are already on newsstands, and Vegas isn’t far behind with its projections for the upcoming season.CG Technology has released its win total projections for 2014, with Alabama picked the highest at the over/under of 10.5...

Former LSU QB Stephen Rivers officially a Commodore, gives Vandy options at QB

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It’s official: LSU QB transfer Stephen Rivers is a Vanderbilt Commodore, and he’ll be eligible immediately because he graduated from LSU in May. Excited about a new opportunity and meeting new teammates! #AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/wGPw1AWYp9 — Stephen Rivers (@SGRivers17) June 4, 2014 Rivers will enroll this summer in Vandy’s Divinity School for his postgraduate studies. Although Rivers...

Vanderbilt Finds its Starting QB in LSU Transfer Stephen Rivers

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Vanderbilt heads into its first season under Derek Mason with uncertainty at quarterback, but the Commodores officially added LSU transfer Stephen Rivers into the mix on Wednesday. Rivers graduated from LSU, so he will be eligible to play immediately in 2014. The junior is expected to start for Vanderbilt in 2014, with Patton Robinette or Johnny McCrary battling for the No. 2 job.In three years...

SEC Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
2014 SEC PredictionsEast DivisionSECOverall 1. Georgia (No. 8)6-210-32. South Carolina (No. 9)6-210-2 3. Florida (No. 23)4-47-5 4. Missouri (No. 25)4-48-4 5. Tennessee (No. 42)3-56-6 6. Vanderbilt (No. 44)2-66-6 7. Kentucky (No. 70)1-74-8West DivisionSECOverall 1. Alabama (No. 2)7-112-1 2. Auburn (No. 5)6-210-2 3. Ole Miss (No. 18)5-39-3 4. LSU (No. 19)4-48-4 5. Mississippi State (No....

2014 SEC Top 100 Countdown: No. 89 Adam Butler, Vanderbilt

By Saturday Down South, 1 month 3 weeks ago
SDS talent evaluators Jon Cooper and Brad Crawford spent several months breaking down last year’s highlights, incoming talent and projected 2014 impact following spring practice to compile a list of the SEC’s Top 100 players heading into fall. Athletes were selected by position then ranked overall counting down to No. 1. Stick with SDS throughout summer and get in on the action using...

What We Really Learned From the SEC Spring Meetings

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The SEC Meetings in Destin, Fla., every year normally bring very little in the way of news.But with the NCAA and the SEC on the verge of sweeping reform as well as a new era of postseason football, the 2014 version was anything but boring.Every topic from autonomy to NFL agents to spread offenses to beer sales to recruiting calendars to basketball schedules to the new playoff system was...