SEC Articles

Matt Canada, LSU Tigers Football
The SEC once again had an active offseason in the assistant coach ranks. Of the league’s 14 teams, nine of those programs experienced some turnover or change at offensive or defensive coordinator. Matt Canada takes over as the new play-caller...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
In 2012, the SEC’s perceived dominance over the rest of college football was an unquestioned fact of life in the sport. Five years later, the conference with the most money, most fertile recruiting base and most passionate following looks...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Ed Oliver, Houston Cougars Football
Ed Oliver could’ve gone to almost any college in America, at least any college with a football program.   That’s the luxury afforded to 6'2", 277-pound blue-chip defensive tackles who are blessed with enough speed to...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football
Major League Baseball’s 2017 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Alabama Crimson Tide Football
It’s no secret 2016 was a down year in the SEC. While Alabama reached the national championship game, every other program in the league lost at least four games and no team outside of the Crimson Tide finished in the top 10 of the final...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Gus Malzahn’s fifth Auburn team has high expectations, as the Tigers are coming off a Sugar Bowl appearance and have several proven offensive pieces that should make this team scary. But what kind of traps might be ahead for Auburn?  ...
Matt Fortuna
4 months ago
Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
The SEC wasn’t at its usual strength in 2016, but the league is poised to once again rank at the top of college football’s conference hierarchy this fall. Alabama is the preseason favorite to win the national title, while Auburn,...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Austin Allen
The Arkansas Razorbacks enter the 2017 season ready to push Bret Bielema into the upper echelon of SEC head coaches. Over the past three seasons, Bielema has guided the Razorbacks to a 22-17 mark with key SEC wins against Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn,...
Ryan Wright
4 months ago
Bo Scarbrough
It’s no secret that there are some pretty good football players in the SEC. The league had 21 players drafted across the first two rounds of this past NFL draft alone, a new record for a conference.   But what about those who fly...
Matt Fortuna
4 months ago
Jim McElwain’s second season with Florida Gators went about the same as his first. The team finished 9-4 and won the SEC East for the second consecutive season. But the Gators again lost to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.   If...
Antwan Staley
4 months ago
Tom Herman
College football’s 2016-17 coaching carousel featured 21 changes and several big-time hires. Texas (Tom Herman), Minnesota (P.J. Fleck), Oregon (Willie Taggart) and Purdue (Jeff Brohm) were just a few of the biggest winners from this year...
Steven Lassan
4 months ago
Alabama’s two toughest games are, almost without question, its first and last of the regular season.   None of us can wait any longer to finally see the Crimson Tide clash with Florida State. But what will that game mean for either...
Matt Fortuna
4 months ago
Boise State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Penn State Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
ESPN College Football
The Athlon Sports era began with the publication of our first SEC preview magazine in 1967, and the intervening half-century has brought so many seismic shifts to the college football landscape that we wonder if our founder, Jerry McCoin, would...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Kamryn Pettway
The SEC is in need of a bounce-back season in 2017, specifically those of you located outside the state of Alabama, which appears to have two well-situated football programs after last season.   The rest? We’ll see. Six SEC teams...
Matt Fortuna
4 months ago
While the Tennessee Volunteers’ 2017 football schedule should be less taxing than the one they faced last season, there are still plenty of significant challenges on the slate.   For starters, the Vols must go on the road to face...
Rob McVey
4 months ago
Kirby Smart, Georgia Football
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Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Each season brings a renewed sense of optimism to the college football landscape, but in College Station the Texas A&M Aggies will have their backs up against the wall from the opening kickoff. The pressure is squarely on head coach Kevin...
Ryan Wright
5 months ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Football
Ranking all 130 college football head coaches is an impossible task. But with the 2017 season right around the corner, Athlon Sports is continuing its countdown to Week 1 by evaluating all 130 coaches and ranking them from best to worst.  ...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Q&A with Minkah Fitzpatrick
There aren’t too many defensive backs like Minkah Fitzpatrick, who has played just about every position in the Alabama secondary in his first two seasons on campus. The All-American has eight career interceptions — four of which he...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football
The 2017 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The 2017 season features plenty of big names returning to the gridiron, including a standout group of...
Steven Lassan
5 months ago
Herschel Walker, Georgia Football
The inaugural edition of Athlon Sports was published in 1967, the same year that a running back named O.J. Simpson led the USC Trojans to the national championship. As we celebrate 50 years of covering the sport, we thought it would be fun to take...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Arden Key
When the 2017 college football season kicks off for LSU against BYU on Sept. 2 in Houston, a new season will bring new life to the program under the leadership of head coach Ed Orgeron.   And Orgeron used the offseason to erase any doubt...
Ryan Wright
5 months ago
Damarea Crockett, Missouri Football
Missouri won just four games in Barry Odom’s first season as head coach and it could be another tough three months for Tigers fans. The offense has 10 starters returning and should be even better in 2017, but unless a defense that ranked...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago

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