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Damian Swann
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. Despite...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
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Derek Mason
Vanderbilt is coming off one of the best three-year stretches in program history. The Commodores won 24 games under James Franklin, including back-to-back bowl victories and top-25 finishes in the Associated Press poll for the 2012-13 seasons....
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
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Dak Prescott
Using the past to project the future has major flaws but in the case of the Heisman Trophy, the past can be extremely useful. There are a few numbers college football fans need to know when it comes to the Heisman Trophy and how to handicap...
Braden Gall
1 week ago
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  SEC Media Days are here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. With the launch of the much-anticipated SEC Network right around the corner, the guys caught up with some of the biggest...
Braden Gall
2 weeks ago
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SEC Media Day is here, and Athlon Sports is live from Hoover, Ala., to talk every team around the league. Day 1 started with comments from commissioner Mike Slive plus Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt. On the docket for the first day was Mike...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
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SEC Media Days kicks off today in Hoover, Alabama. While it can be quite burdensome to cover and navigate for the novice journalist — and is probably too big for its own good — SEC Media Days has become a...
Braden Gall
2 weeks ago
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Here are Athlon Sports' favorite, most important and most interesting SEC statistics you need to know about in 2014: 39-3: Nick Saban at home since 2008Since his first year in Tuscaloosa, Nick Saban is 39-3 at home in Bryant-Denny Stadium...
Braden Gall
3 weeks ago
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A.J. Cann
The SEC is home to four of Athlon Sports’ national top-five offensive lines for 2014. The top spot belongs to Florida State, but Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU and South Carolina rank among the best offensive lines in the nation.As cliché as it...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Todd Gurley
The SEC has been home to several of college football’s top running backs in recent years, and 2014 is another loaded group of rushers for the No. 1 conference in the nation.Georgia’s Todd Gurley projects as Athlon’s No. 1 running...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling. We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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SEC Football
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...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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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...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Mike Davis
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,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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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...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Nick Marshall
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...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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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...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Todd Gurley
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-...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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SEC
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...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
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Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason has a tough assignment in Nashville, as the first-year coach has to follow James Franklin after back-to-back nine-win seasons for the Commodores.But Mason appears to be up to the task, especially after coordinating...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
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Davis Webb
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
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Over the past few seasons, when Athlon Sports sat down to predict our SEC East final standings there has been one factor that seems to have been the deciding factor.Scheduling.We caught a lot heat in 2011 when we picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Butch Jones
The SEC East isn’t as strong as the West in 2014, but this division features plenty of depth. Georgia, South Carolina and Missouri are considered the preseason favorites for the East title, but Florida should be improved with the addition of...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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The SEC is too big for one podcast, so our preseason rankings and debate series continues with the SEC East.As we start to break down the preseason rankings, we look at the trends that will shape the East. Missouri won the division a year ago and...
David Fox
3 months ago
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Alabama Crimson Tide football
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
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Nick Marshall
The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.The list of names departing is heavy:...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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