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James Franklin
It’s fair to say that back in the preseason no one predicted these two teams — who went a combined 2–14 in the league in 2012 — to meet in the SEC Championship Game. Auburn completed the unlikely worst-to-first journey with...
Mitch Light
8 months ago
James Franklin
There are three key games in the SEC this Saturday. In Oxford, Missouri hopes to keep its SEC East title hopes alive with a win over Ole Miss; in Baton Rouge, Johnny Manziel will have an opportunity to impress Heisman voters on a national stage;...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
James Franklin
The biggest game of the weekend in the SEC will be at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where Auburn hosts Georgia. It’s possible (but not likely) that these two teams could meet up next month in the SEC Championship Game. Elsewhere, South Carolina hosts...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
James Franklin
Alabama proved it’s the No. 1 team in the SEC — and the nation — with an impressive 38-17 win over LSU on Saturday night. Earlier in the day, Vanderbilt beat Florida with surprising ease in Gainesville; Auburn ran past Tennessee...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
James Franklin
The annual Alabama-LSU clash is the main attraction on the SEC slate this weekend, but there are other games of note. Auburn remains in contention in the SEC West, but the Tigers will have to play well to beat Tennessee — a team that has been...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
James Franklin
Week 7 is here already and now it is time to make a push for the fantasy playoffs.  If your team is in the middle of the pack, every roster move you make from this point on can propel you up in the standings or bring your team closer to...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
James Franklin
SEC 2012 Season Recap and Awards The regular season ended on Saturday with a dominating performance by the SEC in its four games against the ACC. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Vanderbilt beat ACC opponents by a combined score of 161–74....
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
There isn’t a ton of drama remaining in the regular season. Assuming Alabama beats Auburn — and Nick Saban’s team is favored by over four touchdowns — the SEC Championship Game is set: Georgia vs. Bama. Two teams are fighting for bowl-eligibility...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
Georgia can secure its second straight SEC East title with a win at Auburn. If the Bulldogs stumble, Florida, which has already concluded its SEC season (7–1), would make the trip to Atlanta. Alabama can wrap up the West with a victory at home...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
There was a big shakeup in the SEC on Saturday. South Carolina climbed to No. 2 in the league power rankings (and No. 3 in the nation) with their impressive win over Georgia, and Florida moved up to No. 3 after beating LSU 14–6 in Gainesville....
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
The SEC takes center stage in college football this weekend with two huge matchups. Florida, experiences a resurgence under second-year coach Will Muschamp hosts LSU at the Swamp, and Georgia and South Carolina meet in Columbia in a game that...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
The SEC slate in Week 5 of the college football season is highlighted by the Arkansas-Texas A&M matchup in College Station and Tennessee’s trip to Georgia. On paper, neither game is expected to be too close — both home teams are favored by...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
Week 4 action in the SEC is highlighted by the Battle of Columbia, Vanderbilt's trip to face Georgia and LSU's visit to Auburn. Other Week 4 Previews and Predictions ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 SEC Top Storylines to Watch in...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
College football’s second week of action features the debut of the two newest members of the SEC and a huge road trip for Nebraska. 10 Biggest Games of Week 2 Georgia (-3.5) at Missouri Missouri’s journey into the SEC begins Saturday in...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
James Franklin
Tennessee finds itself in a very unusual situation this weekend — a home underdog to Vanderbilt. Unfortunately for Derek Dooley, his Vols have been setting some programs lows throughout this season on the way to an 0-6 SEC record. The roster...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
James Franklin
By Mitch Light According to the numbers, Vanderbilt was the worst team in the nation last season relative to its conference. The Commodores were outgained in their eight SEC games by an average of 245.4 yards and outscored by an average of 21.0...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
James Franklin
Gary Pinkel has had a successful run in his decade-plus at Missouri. After experiencing losing seasons in three of his first four years in Columbia, the veteran coach has taken Mizzou to the postseason six consecutive times. That six-year run...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
James Franklin
1955. 1974. 1982. 2008. It does not take very long to run through the bowl history of the Vanderbilt football program. However, James Franklin is not interested in the past. The energetic new boss of the Commodores has preached to his team that...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago