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  1. Iron Bowl stakes have never been higher

    Chris Low

    Good luck finding a rivalry in college football as deep-rooted, passion-filled and polarizing in one state as the Iron Bowl. Alabama and Auburn get it on every year in late November, and they spend the remaining 364 days in that state reliving the...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  2. Countdown to SEC kickoff: 24 days

    Chris Low

    If you were naming the two most influential head coaches in SEC football history, Bear Bryant and Steve Spurrier would be right there at the top of the list. It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that they rank 1-2 in terms of all-time SEC win...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  3. Countdown to SEC kickoff: 29 days

    Chris Low

    If you're consistently getting to double-digit wins in the SEC, that's some pretty rarified air. How rarified? Here's a number to chew on as we continue to count down the days to the 2013 season: 11. Only two schools in the SEC -- Alabama and Sou...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  4. South Carolina Gamecocks' Steve Spurrier still going strong after...

    Chris Low

    It's hard not to believe Steve Spurrier when he says he's had more fun coaching during his last two seasons at South Carolina than any other in his career. After 122 SEC wins, the Head Ball Coach is still going strong and enjoying the ride.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  5. SEC numbers to know in countdown

    Chris Low

    In conjunction with the 100-day countdown to the start of the 2013 college football season, ESPN's Stats & Info group has put together 100 numbers to know. Not surprisingly, there are more than a few that might be of interest to SEC fans: 1...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  6. SEC lunch links

    Chris Low

    Making the rounds in the SEC on a Monday: Nick Saban is now officially as beloved as Bear Bryant in Alabama, writes Lars Anderson of Sports Illustrated. Complacency issues are starting to creep in again for two-time defending national champion ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  7. Mal Moore left indelible mark at Alabama

    Chris Low

    We at the SEC blog want to express our deepest condolences to the Mal Moore family and everybody at Alabama over Moore's passing Saturday at age 73. Moore was so much a part of that football program and athletic department and, really, one of the ...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  8. Memorable SEC upsets

    Chris Low

    In honor of Florida Gulf Coast's stunning run in the NCAA basketball tournament, I started thinking back to some of the biggest SEC football upsets of my lifetime. The mid- to late-1970s is about as far back as I go, but I've gone back and picked ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. Mal Moore stepping down as athletic director of Alabama Crimson T...

    Chris Low

    University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore is stepping down and will be a special assistant to the president, the school announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  10. High stakes for Spurrier's return to Swamp

    Chris Low

    For those who watched Steve Spurrier take Florida football to unprecedented heights in the 1990s and, in the process, change the way football is played in the SEC, it's still surreal to see him on the visitor's sideline in the Swamp. Yes, this wil...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  11. College football -- Is Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban the ...

    Chris Low

    Steve Spurrier raised eyebrows this past spring when he said Nick Saban would need to win elsewhere to be the greatest coach of all time. But after winning titles with two teams, Saban has little left to prove.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  12. Winning in the SEC without your top coach

    Chris Low

    Everybody can recite who's the all-time winningest coach in the SEC. Bear Bryant won 232 career games at Alabama and became one of the most iconic figures in college football along the way. To this day, Bryant's name is mentioned with reverence...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  13. NASCAR and the Bear

    Chris Low

    Clint Bowyer might have a few more fans than normal at Sunday's NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway. He plans to wear a special helmet with a picture of Bear Bryant on the back. Here's what the helmet looks like. Bowyer has won two of...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  14. What we learned in the SEC: Bowl edition

    Chris Low

    The SEC went 6-3 in bowl games, and one of those losses was by LSU to Alabama in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game. What did we learn in the postseason? Here's a look: 1. The SEC rules: OK, most of us already knew this, but the SEC re...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  15. Munson touched lives, including mine

    Chris Low

    His gravely voice was perhaps the most recognizable in the SEC. His style was like none other. In my book, Larry Munson was as much an institution in this league as Bear Bryant, Steve Spurrier, Herschel Walker and Archie Manning. The only diffe...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  16. Alabama's Lyons selected to Hall of Fame

    Chris Low

    Before his famed stint with the New York Sack Exchange in the NFL, Marty Lyons was a dominant force on Alabama's defensive line in the late 1970s. A consensus All-American as a senior in 1978, Lyons helped lead the Crimson Tide to their next-to-la...

    Blog | May 17, 2011