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SEC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

Athlon previews the Week 1 action in the SEC.
<p> SEC Week 1 Preview and Predictions</p>

The first week of action in the SEC features an interesting slate of games. South Carolina-Vanderbilt open conference play on Thursday night, while Auburn and Alabama have a chance to earn key non-conference victories on Saturday. Tennessee takes on NC State on Friday night, and Kentucky travels to in-state rival Louisville on Sunday. 

SEC's Top Storylines to Watch in Week 1

College Football’s Pivotal Players: Eight from the SEC

Who does Derek Dooley need to emerge to turn the tide at Tennessee
<p> College Football’s Pivotal Players: Eight from the SEC</p>

This week, teams around the nation moved from preseason camp mode and into game-week preparation.

We’re starting to see coaches name starting quarterbacks and settle on position battles.

Although questions are still out there before the season, some weigh more heavily than others. As the preseason winds down, we’re picking who we believe to be “pivotal players,” or in other words, key players who need to step up where their teams need them most.

Kent State’s Terrific Trio in 1972: Nick Saban, Jack Lambert and Gary Pinkel

The trio led the Golden Flashes to a MAC title in a time of turmoil at the Ohio school
<p> Nick Saban, Gary Pinkel and Jack Lambert led the Golden Flashes to a MAC title in a time of turmoil at the Ohio school</p>

They have celebrated one conference championship in the history of Kent State’s football program. One. Oklahoma, this ain’t. In 1972, the Golden Flashes won five of their last six, including a season-ending triumph over Toledo that clinched the title and earned a Tangerine Bowl berth.

 

It couldn’t have come at a more important time in school history.

 

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