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ESPNU to replay the ‘Top 25 games of 2013’ in July, plenty of SEC games to relive

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
With SEC Media Days just two weeks out, it’s almost time to officially flip the switch to the 2014 season. But before we do, ESPNU will re-broadcast the top 25 games of 2013, and it’s a 12-day marathon that begins on Monday, July 21. RELATED: SEC’s most underrated coach  Ten SEC games will be shown over the marathon: 23: Alabama 49, Texas A&M 42 Re-airdate: July 22, 7:00 p.m. ET 20:...

Will Alabama win its fifth straight recruiting title? Likely

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
Alabama has won the mythical national title in recruiting every year since 2010, when Florida won it and the Crimson Tide took fifth. A fifth consecutive national recruiting title (2015 class) seems likely at this point. The ‘Tide have 19 commitments on board and are miles ahead of the nearest competitor–No. 2 ranked Texas A&M, obviously a huge SEC West rival. It’s an...

Ranking the SEC Offensive Lines for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 years 4 months ago
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 sounds, elite offensive line play is common in the SEC and critical to a national championship. Auburn’s featured one of the best groups in the...

9 SEC teams ranked in Phil Steele’s preseason top 40

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
Who needs a preseason top 25 when you can rank the top 40? College football analyst Phil Steele’s magazine hit the shelves recently, and it’s essentially the encyclopedia of your football needs. I encourage you to pick one up. RELATED: Steele projects how the preseason AP 25 will look Anyway, Steele ranked the preseason top 40 teams, and nine SEC teams were included. Four SEC teams were also...

Steve Spurrier continues to keep Alabama, Saban in the bullseye

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
You know it’s almost SEC Media Days when Steve Spurrier starts – or continues – ribbing another college football team. It’s usually Georgia or Tennessee, but this year it’s Alabama. Regardless, Spurrier will always take the opportunity to throw a few funny jabs other team’s way. Last week, Spurrier took a dig at Alabama and Nick Saban in an interview with The State, and he ribbed Saban on...

Comcast, SEC Network expected to reach agreement in ‘near future’

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
The SEC Network is close to reaching an agreement with the nation’s largest cable company. According to FoxSports, Comcast and the SEC Network are close to reaching an agreement. Comcast spokesman John Demming told FoxSports the two sides are working out the final details and expect to come to an agreement in the near future. Assuming the plans do follow through, Comcast subscribers can rest...

Miami wants to play LSU instead of Alabama in 2018, Tigers won’t confirm report

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
Alabama and LSU both approached Miami about a neutral site game in 2017 or 2018, and it looks as if LSU is winning the Canes’ favor. The Miami Herald reported that LSU and Miami aren’t exactly finalizing a game yet, but that talks have progressed, and they are working toward making the game happen in 2018 at Cowboys Stadium to open the college football season. Though nothing is finalized, UM’s...

Oklahoma coach irritates Alabama fans on Twitter

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy doesn’t mind rattling some Alabama fans’ cages on Twitter. Remember when he took a shot at Nick Saban and the 10-second proposal on Twitter? Bob Stoops received a new raise and is now making $5.25 million, and Gundy tweeted a photo of ESPN’s graphic of the country’s highest paid coaches, with Stoops trailing college football’s $7 million man. Looks like my...

Can the SEC’s top offenses duplicate production in 2014?

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
The landscape around the SEC has looked different the last couple of seasons. Headlined by two programs winning each division that didn’t even make bowl games the year prior, defense took a back seat for really the second year in a row in 2013. RELATED: Five players you’ll KNOW in 2014 Perhaps the biggest factor in the rise of SEC offense has been the veteran quarterbacks playing at an...

SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy says credit Nick Saban for LSU’s ongoing success

By Saturday Down South, 3 years 4 months ago
Former Alabama quarterback and current SEC Network analyst Greg McElroy said Nick Saban should be credited with LSU’s ongoing success. McElroy spoke yesterday to our good friend Bo Mattingly, host of ‘SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly’, via 247Sports, and he expounded on this, well, funny notion. “If you look at LSU, they’ve had sustained success since Saban left because he established...