SEC

Top 10 Recruiting Classes since 2005, or Alabama and everyone else

  Recruiting is the lifeblood of a college football program. If you struggle to build a solid recruiting class one year, you could easily pay for it over the next three to four years, if not more. On the flip side, if you manage to knock a recruiting class out of the park, your chances for success in the coming years can take a nice spike. And just think what you can do with two…


National Signing Day: Let them eat cake!

You just never know what is going to happen on National Signing Day when it comes to live announcements. Over the years we have seen live bulldog puppies and live trees on top of the more traditional picking of the hats. This morning, Georgia native Mecole Hardman Jr. baked up a new way to announce his decision. Like this? Why not share it?ShareRedditFancredStumbleUponFacebook


2015 In Review: Predictions that went well, more that did not and New Years resolutions for 2016

The 2015 season has just one game remaining to play with Clemson and Alabama squaring off for this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. With the season pretty much in the books, I figured now would be a good time to go look back at my 2015 predictions and see how I did. I did this knowing I made some truly awful predictions that blew up in my face in spectacular fashion, but in the…


Happy New Year, college football fans: Quick glance back at 2015

Happy New Year! 2016 is rolling in with plenty of duds down the stretch of this bowl season, so I figured now was as good a time as any to take a look back at some of the highlights from the 2015 season in college football. Recently, for Athlon Sports, I was asked to put together a ranking of the top 10 games from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC as well…


Georgia and Mark Richt go separate ways; Miami should be all in on Richt

The end of the Mark Richt era in Athens finally came on Sunday. After years of perhaps misguided hot seat talk, the long drought without an SEC title, never mind a national championship game appearance, finally forced Georgia and Richt to go their separate ways. While Georgia will be a highly attractive job on the market, perhaps the best job not located in Los Angeles, Richt may quickly find a new coaching home. Miami should…


The imminent end of the Les Miles era at LSU may have been greatly exaggerated

  In the past week, LSU head coach Les Miles went from essentially fired to firmly in place to coach LSU in 2016. It was quite a wild spin on the coaching carousel rumor mill, and it was one that perplexed from the start. It started with rumblings out of Louisiana and really took center stage when Yahoo and ESPN jumped head first into the madness. Y Sources: LSU "prepared" to fire Les Miles. No…


Which one-loss team has the best overall body of work? It’s now Michigan State

Michigan State is one win away from clinching the Big Ten East, a division some felt was deserving of preseason hype as the best division in college football. As it turns out, that may be true, at least in the top three spots. The Spartans are two wins away from winning a Big Ten championship, which would certainly make Michigan State a worthy candidate in the one-loss team list of candidates for a spot in…


Who can become bowl eligible in Week 11?

Wondering what teams will become bowl eligible this weekend in college football? What about which teams can be eliminated from postseason contention? Below you will find a quick list of what teams can clinch bowl eligibility and who can be scratched off the postseason invitation list depending on the outcomes this weekend. Bowl eligible with a win: Arizona (vs. Utah) Arkansas (@ LSU) Auburn (vs. Georgia) Buffalo (vs. Northern Illinois) California (vs. Oregon State) Central…


In 2015, Missouri football unites in way not seen in decades

For the second time in roughly three years, the University of Missouri football program deserves praise for the way it is handling a sensitive off-field subject. In February 2014, Michael Sam announced to the world he is gay. Sam, who had won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year Award during the 2013 season as the Tigers went on to play for an SEC championship, informed his teammates of his sexuality before the start of…


Who can become bowl eligible in Week 9?

Wondering what teams will become bowl eligible this weekend in college football? What about which teams can be eliminated from postseason contention? Below you will find a quick list of what teams can clinch bowl eligibility and who can be scratched off the postseason invitation list depending on the outcomes this weekend. Bowl eligible with a win: Arizona (@ Washington) California (vs. USC) Georgia (vs. Florida) Georgia Southern (vs. Texas State) Louisiana Tech (@ Rice)…