SEC Articles

Butch Jones, Tennessee Football
The expectations of a preseason top-10 ranking ended in a 9-4 campaign for Tennessee, one that featured some highs (wins over Florida, Georgia and Virginia Tech) but also several lows (losses to Vanderbilt and South Carolina). The challenge now for...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jalen Hurts, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Alabama is Athlon’s pick to win it all in 2017, so it should be no surprise the Crimson Tide dominate the All-SEC selections. Nick Saban’s team features 15 players on Athlon’s All-SEC squad for 2017, including 10 on the first team...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
DJ Durkin
Scheduling remains one of the most high-profile controversies surrounding college football, particularly in the new Playoff era. Like most college football controversies, it's not one the sport is likely to resolve any time soon, with...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Jalen Hurts
It goes without saying that you need a good quarterback in order to be a successful college football team. While it may not wholly determine a team’s success each season if they have a quality signal-caller behind center, one doesn’t...
Bryan Fischer
1 month ago
Nick Saban
Nick Saban is once again the unquestioned No. 1 coach in the SEC, but the debate begins at No. 2. Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, Florida’s Jim McElwain and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn each have a case to earn the No. 2 spot, with...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Will Muschamp
While the South Carolina Gamecocks finished 6-7 last season, it was a far better debut than most anticipated for first-year head coach Will Muschamp. The Gamecocks certainly took their lumps at times. However, a signature win over Tennessee and an...
Rob McVey
1 month ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick
The SEC was well-represented in the 2017 NFL Draft, once again finishing as college football’s top conference in terms of talent sent to the next level. The SEC had 53 total draft picks and easily outpaced the ACC, which was second with 43...
Cody McClure
1 month ago
Sam Darnold
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jim McElwain’s second season at Florida ended a little better than his first. While the Gators finished with one less victory (nine) than in 2015, they were able to win their last game of the season, a dominating 30-3 performance against Iowa...
Antwan Staley
1 month ago
The 2016 Tennessee Volunteers are a shining example of just how much a team’s schedule can impact its season. Following wins against SEC East foes Florida and Georgia, the Vols would emerge from the first half of a particularly brutal...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
alabama football schedule
Alabama opens the 2017 season in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where Nick Saban will face protégé Jimbo Fisher in what is a game we already can’t stop talking about. Win that, though, and it’s relatively smooth sailing the...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Florida has won the SEC East each of the past two seasons, but is another team ready to knock the Gators from their perch? Jim McElwain and company figure to be in the hunt once again, but Florida lost several key pieces of their defense to the NFL...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Auburn has quite the challenge ahead of it this season. Yes, the Tigers made the Sugar Bowl last season and are expected to make another run at a New Year’s Six bowl in 2017, but the schedule has plenty of obstacles, from a  Week 2 trip...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Derrius Guice
A new era has kicked off in Baton Rouge this spring with Ed Orgeron fully in command as LSU’s head coach, replacing Les Miles. Miles and his 114 career wins with the Tigers are gone, but there’s still plenty of talent remaining. Fans...
Ryan Wright
2 months ago
Bret Bielema
The 2016 season for the Arkansas Razorbacks could be construed as a step back or a building block going forward, depending on one’s outlook. The Hogs went 7-6, but very easily could have wound up 9-4, which would have been impressive...
Ryan Wright
2 months ago
As they say in the SEC, "It just means more." That is especially true in terms of scheduling, because in order for an SEC team to reach the College Football Playoff, it can't take a week off. Just about every team in the SEC is...
Cody McClure
2 months ago
Kriby Smart
Georgia isn't pulling any punches in Kirby Smart's second year in Athens. The Bulldogs go on the road twice in their non-conference slate, a rarity among Power Five teams these days, as they are limited to six home games.   In...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
The SEC takes all sorts of heat for its non-conference scheduling, and, frankly, this coming year probably won’t be much different.   Sure, there’s a Florida State here and a Clemson there, and there are those end-of-season ACC...
Matt Fortuna
2 months ago
Since the spring of 2012, Arkansas fans, the coaching staff, and players within the program have been on a roller-coaster ride unmatched in college football. After Bobby Petrino took the Razorbacks to the Sugar Bowl in 2011 with an 11-win campaign...
Ryan Wright
2 months ago
Lamar Jackson
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Two SEC East rivals will battle in the Elite Eight on Sunday in New York City for a trip to Glendale, Arizona, for the Final Four. Not many expected the South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators to be in this position, but both teams have been...
Antwan Staley
3 months ago
Jacob Eason
Georgia got back at it this week, as head coach Kirby Smart opened his second campaign in Athens by kicking off spring practice.   Expectations are high as always surrounding the Bulldogs, even if Smart’s debut 8-5 season didn’t...
Matt Fortuna
3 months ago
Jalen Hurts
Alabama returns to the field on March 21, as the Crimson Tide open spring ball. For Nick Saban, this is Year No. 11 in Tuscaloosa, a reign that has featured a ridiculous four national titles.   Of course, the Tide came as close as humanly...
Matt Fortuna
3 months ago
Butch Jones
The Tennessee Volunteers entered spring practice in 2016 with lofty aspirations and even bigger expectations. The pressure factor was high, but question marks were few and far between for a star-studded Tennessee roster. While an injury-plagued...
Rob McVey
3 months ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick
Spring practice is underway around the SEC, and it’s never too early to take a peek at what’s ahead in 2017. While a few teams will kick off practice in late March, a majority of the SEC teams are already deep into spring practice and...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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