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The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2014

Mike Davis and the Gamecocks have their work cut out for them.
The SEC's Top 20 Must-See Games of 2014

The SEC is still the nation’s best conference. No conference in the nation can match the week-in, week-out grind that the SEC offers from Aug. 28 through Championship Saturday on Dec. 6.

 

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

Coaches dish on all 14 teams in the SEC.
SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2014

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 used during the year.

 

In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2014, Athlon asked coaches in the SEC to talk anonymously about their opponents.

 

Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2014

Nick Marshall takes the No. 1 spot in the SEC for 2014.
Ranking the SEC's Quarterbacks for 2014

The SEC was home to some of college football’s top quarterbacks in the nation last year. However, one offseason later, and the conference is essentially rebuilding from scratch at the quarterback spot.

The list of names departing is heavy: Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Alabama’s AJ McCarron, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, Missouri’s James Franklin, South Carolina’s Connor Shaw and Georgia’s Aaron Murray.

Vanderbilt Hires Derek Mason as its New Head Coach

The Commodores have their new coach to replace James Franklin
Vanderbilt Hires Derek Mason as its New Head Coach

A week after James Franklin decided to leave for Penn State, Vanderbilt has found his replacement. According to the Tennessean, Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason will be the Commodores’ next coach.

Mason is a highly regarded defensive coach and was a key piece in Stanford’s recent run of success. The Arizona native worked at Stanford from 2010-13, including the last three years as the defensive coordinator.

The Top 10 Games for the First Weekend of College Football

Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn
Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn

By Monday evening, a good portion of an offseason’s worth of predictions and debates may be out of date.

That’s part of the anticipation for the first weekend of the season, which will stretch from Thursday through Monday night. Plenty of games with plenty to learn, pretty much.

Here’s a quick guide to the games we watching closely and what lessons he hope to gain for each team.

1. Georgia at Clemson
Need to know: Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

What do opposing coaches think of Texas A&M?
SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

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 used during the year.

College Football's Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2018

Here are 30 players poised for a breakout season.
College Football's Top 30 Early Projected Breakout Players for 2018

The definition of a breakout player in college football varies from each analyst or fanbase, but one thing is certain when looking ahead at the 2018 season and the players returning.

Way-Too-Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

Athlon projects college football's very early top 25 teams for 2018.
Early College Football Top 25 for 2018

The start of college football's 2018 season is still several months away, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict how the top 25 could look by next year. While there will be many personnel changes and coaching moves prior to spring practice that will have a major impact on this list, the top of the rankings has a few familiar faces in the mix.

College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2018

Clemson was a big winner around the NFL Draft's Early Entry Deadline.
College Football's NFL Draft Deadline Winners and Losers for 2018

The NFL's early entry deadline for the 2018 draft officially passed on Monday evening and over 100 players declared for the next level. The deadline produced a few surprises, as Clemson's defensive line remained intact with Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant each deciding to return to campus in 2018.

Early SEC Football Predictions for 2018

Alabama is the early favorite to win the SEC title in 2018.
Early SEC Football Predictions for 2018

After a thrilling, All-SEC national championship game in Atlanta, the Jan. 8 meeting could be the start of a run of Georgia-Alabama matchups in meaningful spots in a college football season. The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide begin 2018 at the top of their respective divisions in the SEC and another meeting next December in the CFB Playoff wouldn’t be a surprise.

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