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College Football’s 2013 season has yet to start, but the SEC is already planning for 2014. On Wednesday, the conference released its 2014 slate, headlined by a Thursday night opener on Aug. 28 between Texas A&M and South Carolina.Here are...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Alabama cornerback Geno Smith was arrested over the weekend on DUI charges. As a result of his off-the-field incident, the sophomore has been suspended for the season opener against Virginia Tech in Atlanta. Smith was expected to be one of the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Shayne Skov
It’s a tough call for the No. 1 spot in college football’s linebacker units for 2013. Stanford and Alabama are both deserving of the top honor, but a slight edge goes to the Cardinal. Shayne Skov should be closer to full strength now...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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College football is all about the stories — the rivalries, the personal connections and the connection to history.Alabama’s trip to Texas A&M, provided Johnny Manziel plays, is notable for the title implications and the rematch from...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Jadeveon Clowney
Defensive line isn’t a particularly deep position in college football this season. But at the top, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Arizona State, Florida and USC are all pretty solid. The Gamecocks are headlined by college football’s No. 1...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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AJ McCarron
Alabama enters 2013 as the heavy favorite to win the national championship. The Crimson Tide has claimed back-to-back titles and has a favorable path to a third in a row.The roster is loaded with talent, starting at quarterback with AJ McCarron,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Gus Malzahn
Catching up from a busy weekend of news around the college football world.Contact us on twitter with a link or a tip we should include each day. (@AthlonSteven)College Football's Must-Read Stories Around the Web for Monday, August 19thThe Big...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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David Yankey
The unsung heroes of every college football team are the men in the trenches. Offensive lines are often overlooked when it comes to preseason predictions, but this position is arguably the most important unit on the team.Stanford has churned out...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Jordan Matthews
Vanderbilt enters 2013 riding a wave of momentum. The Commodores are coming off back-to-back bowl appearances and finished 2012 on a seven-game winning streak.Coach James Franklin has Vanderbilt positioned to take another step forward this season,...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.We don...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Gary Pinkel
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel decided to end the quarterback speculation on Thursday night, picking James Franklin as the Tigers’ No. 1 passer for the season opener against Murray State.Franklin was one of the Big 12’s top quarterbacks in...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Dan Mullen
Mississippi State started 2012 with seven consecutive victories, but the Bulldogs struggled in the second half of the season with a 1-5 mark over their final six contests.With 11 starters back, Mississippi State should be back in the mix for a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Players like LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Braxton Miller and Johnny Manziel have set the bar for freshmen awfully high in recent years with elite first-year performances.Manziel earned top frosh honors in the SEC a year ago while Oregon's...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Tennessee Volunteers Alternate Jerseys
New Tennessee coach Butch Jones hinted there may be a few jersey changes in store for the Volunteers, and the program is set to unveil on Thursday afternoon a new alternate look for 2013.Although the black alternate jersey worn against South...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Tennessee coach Butch Jones had a special visitor in practice on Wednesday. Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made the trip from South Beach to Knoxville to visit with Jones and take in practice with the Volunteers.The two coaches have developed a...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Marqise Lee
USC is limited on scholarships due to NCAA sanctions, but coach Lane Kiffin didn’t take any shortcuts on his receiving corps. The Trojans have the nation’s No. 1 receiver in junior Marqise Lee, while sophomore Nelson Agholor is due for...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Nick Saban
A handful of SEC teams know all too well how much the schedule plays a role in the success or failure of a season. Even before the SEC expanded to 14 teams, the draw between East and West divisions played an outsized role in determining the league...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Todd Gurley
The committee approach at running back has become more prevalent in college football over the last five years, so it’s no surprise most teams have two or three players that could start each week for their offense.The SEC is loaded at running...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Darren McFadden, Percy Harvin, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, Warren Norman, Marcus Lattimore, Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel are the last eight SEC Freshman of the Year winners.That is four first-round NFL Draft picks and a Heisman Trophy...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn narrowed the competition to be the Tigers’ starting quarterback.Four candidates – Kiehl Frazier, Jonathan Wallace, Jeremy Johnson and Nick Marshall –  began fall practice with a chance to secure the...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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The new faces around the SEC illustrate a major problem that could develop in the league.Kentucky brought in its historic haul of six top-10 prospects and five of the top-10 prospects in the 247Composite rankings. Florida was no slouch, adding two...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Tre Mason
After a horrendous 3-9 record last year, change is the theme at Auburn this offseason.Gene Chizik was fired after last season’s debacle, and former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn was hired as the Tigers’ new head coach.Malzahn is...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.The SEC is college football’s premier...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Ole Miss is expecting big things from freshman defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.And the nation’s No. 1 recruit is certainly showcasing his talents in fall practice in this short video from Jackson Clarion-Ledger writer Hugh Kellenberger: 
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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When the 2012 season started, no one would have picked Eric Fisher as any kind of star. He played offensive tackle, and he did it for a team that went 3-9 the previous season.But the Central Michigan lineman clearly was special as he ended up the...
David Fox
1 year ago

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