SEC Articles

Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
The 2017 college football season is less than a week away, as the first games kick off on Saturday, Aug. 26. With the start of the 2017 season approaching, it’s time to go on record and finalize preseason predictions and picks. Athlon Sports...
Steven Lassan
15 hours ago
Mason Rudolph
As we continue on with the annual preseason Outrageous Predictions series for college football, it's time to take a look at the race for the most prestigious and coveted individual award in college football – the Heisman Trophy.  ...
J.P. Scott
16 hours ago
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs Football
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top talent at running back in 2017. Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and LSU each make an appearance in the top 30 running back tandems for the upcoming season. The Crimson Tide own the deepest depth...
Steven Lassan
4 days ago
Jacob Eason
Kirby Smart’s debut as a head coach at his alma mater was filled with ups and downs as he adjusted to the team and the Georgia Bulldogs adjusted to some new moving parts. Despite surprising losses though, there were also enough impressive...
Bryan Fischer
4 days ago
College Football Rankings
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 less than two weeks away, it’s time to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Ronald Jones II
The Heisman Trophy is handed out to college football’s most outstanding player but when it comes to preseason predictions, the award is not much more than a popularity contest that features the biggest names in the sport. That’s one...
Bryan Fischer
5 days ago
Bradley Chubb, NC State Wolfpack Football
Making preseason predictions or assembling rankings for all 130 college football teams is never easy. After all, it’s impossible to be 100 percent accurate at the end of any season. The emergence of breakout players, injuries, bad luck...
Steven Lassan
5 days ago
Kamryn Pettway
The polls are coming out. The odds are set. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. There really isn't much more to do before the 2017 college football season kicks off, right?   Who am I kidding?   For better or...
J.P. Scott
5 days ago
NCAA Top 25
College football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is less than 15 days away and fall practice is ongoing for all 130 teams around the nation, which means depth...
Steven Lassan
6 days ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
Looking back at the preseason polls once a season has ended is like looking at an old yearbook before your high school reunion. I really thought that hair style looked good? And what’s with that shirt? What was I thinking?   I really...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Derrius Guice
Miracles are not expected by the LSU faithful in Ed Orgeron’s first full season on the sidelines but a record better than last year’s 8-4 finish is a must, and widely expected to be accomplished. A marque non-conference, season-opening...
Ryan Wright
6 days ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation....
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Roquan Smith, Georgia Bulldogs Football
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Christian Wilkins, Clemson Tigers Football
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary,...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Oklahoma Sooners Football
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Jalen Hurts
Last season’s Heisman Trophy ceremony brought fans a rare treat with five different players invited to New York as finalists for college football’s ultimate individual honor. Despite a diverse group of players finishing behind...
Bryan Fischer
1 week ago
James Washington, Oklahoma State Cowboys Football
The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
A roller-coaster 2016 season is now in the rearview mirror, and the Tennessee Volunteers are all set to embark on their ‘17 campaign. While the hype surrounding the program has toned down quite a bit compared to this time last...
Rob McVey
1 week ago
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs Football
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Ole Miss’ outlook for the upcoming college football season changed dramatically following former head coach Hugh Freeze’s sudden resignation on July 20 amid allegations he used his work-issued phone to call a Florida-based escort...
Elton Hayes
2 weeks ago
Since the introduction of the College Football Playoff three seasons ago, there has been one constant – the Alabama Crimson Tide. Nick Saban’s team is the only one to appear in every installment of college football’s final four,...
Mark Ross
2 weeks ago
Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Uncertainty surrounded the SEC’s quarterbacks going into the 2016 season, but that won’t be the case for 2017. The league is deep at this position, headlined by Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Arkansas...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has talked about strength of schedule playing an important role in their final rankings and teams are really paying attention on that front judging by the burgeoning number of terrific non-...
Bryan Fischer
2 weeks ago
Jake Bentley
The college football season is quickly approaching, which means optimism for everyone’s favorite team is high. But nothing deflates a team or a fan of a particular team quicker than an unexpected loss, particularly if it’s in a game...
Mark Ross
2 weeks ago
Alabama Crimson Tide football
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago

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