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  1. Saban's surprising year of challenges

    Chris Low

    For a guy who's perpetually rumored to be on his way out at Alabama because he's thirsting for a new challenge, Nick Saban has one hell of a challenge right in front of him. And to really know Saban is to know that his life is lived in that three-...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  2. Nick Saban's challenge has been this year's Crimson Tide team, no...

    Chris Low

    Off-field scandals, motivating a team unaccustomed to losing are a bigger distraction than Longhorns job chatter.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  3. Saban has his challenge ... at Alabama

    Chris Low

    For the umpteenth time, and with emphasis, Nick Saban isn't looking for a new job. He likes the job he has at Alabama. He likes what he's built at Alabama, and he has emphasized to me more than once in our conversations over the past few years tha...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  4. Mark Stoops embraces Big Blue challenge

    Chris Low

    Mark Stoops knew exactly what he was getting into at Kentucky, a basketball-crazed school that just happens to reside in the toughest football conference in the land. But whereas others might have seen barriers, Stoops saw opportunity. He saw pass...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Countdown to SEC kickoff: 27 days

    Chris Low

    Kentucky's Mark Stoops is one of four new head coaches in the SEC this season. All four take over programs that suffered through losing seasons a year ago. But long term, Stoops has the most daunting challenge of all. Getting the Wildcats back to ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  6. Challenges for first-year SEC head coaches

    Chris Low

    The four first-year head coaches in the SEC all have their work cut out for them next season. Of course, when new coaches enter this league, they almost always face significant rebuilding jobs. Here's a breakdown of some of the challenges and h...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  7. Johnson faces familiar challenge at Auburn

    Chris Low

    Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson knows a little something about change. This is his seventh defensive coordinator's job -- his fourth in the SEC -- and the 11th time overall that he's been starting his coaching career anew. But it's t...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  8. Dawgs' Grantham eager for next challenge

    Chris Low

    Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has seen the figures. The Bulldogs are losing 12 players on defense who started at least two games for them last season, and as many as eight of those players could end up being drafted in April. "I g...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  9. Jones embraces Rocky Top challenge

    Chris Low

    Tennessee's beleaguered fan base started evaluating Butch Jones as soon as he became the Vols' newest target, following two very public turndowns on Wednesday. Louisville's Charlie Strong and Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy both said "thanks, but no t...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  10. Poll: The SEC's second BCS bowl team

    Chris Low

    With its 21-17 escape at LSU last weekend, No. 1 Alabama moved a step closer to the Discover BCS National Championship Game. The Crimson Tide still have some tough challenges remaining, starting with No. 15 Texas A&M this Saturday in Tuscaloos...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  11. SEC fantasy challenge

    Chris Low

    It was another shootout last week, but Edward handed me another silver medal in our fantasy challenge with his 128-121 win. That's three wins in a row for the ATL Kid, who's been trying to drum up interest for a soccer fantasy league. Lots of inte...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  12. Minter, Cats look to take next step on 'D'

    Chris Low

    Rick Minter's challenge upon taking over the Kentucky defense last season was clear. His boss, Joker Phillips, wanted to see a more aggressive defense, a defense that created more turnovers and a defense that persevered. "It's our goal on defen...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  13. Team Georgia Tech repeats as champions

    Chris Low

    Paul Johnson and Jon Barry of Georgia Tech successfully defended their Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge golf championship on Tuesday with a one stroke victory over the field to take home the $125,000 first-place scholarship prize. Johnson and Barry fini...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  14. Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge tees off

    Chris Low

    The sixth annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge golf tournament is being played today at Reynolds Plantation outside Atlanta, and five SEC head coaches are part of the event. The tournament consists of a 16-team field of NCAA head coaches and celebrit...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  15. Ranking the SEC's best players

    Chris Low

    It's like that final exam you've been dreading. Ranking the 25 best football players in the SEC is a thankless task. Come on, how do you squeeze 40 or 45 deserving players into 25 spots? That's our challenge, and this time it's the postseason l...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  16. No looking ahead for Arkansas

    Chris Low

    While everybody else around the college football world counts down to the Alabama-LSU showdown on Nov. 5, the challenge for the other top 10 team in the SEC is to pretend that game doesn't even exist. Arkansas, No. 10 this week in the BCS standing...

    Blog | October 26, 2011