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  1. Position that needs improvement: South Carolina

    Chris Low

    After finishing in the top 20 nationally in both scoring defense and total defense each of the last three seasons, South Carolina saw it all come crumbling down defensively in 2014. The Gamecocks gave up 10.1 more points per game and 82.7 more yards ...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. Position that needs improvement: Mississippi State

    Chris Low

    Mississippi State did a lot of good things on defense this season under Geoff Collins, who left prior to the Orange Bowl to take the defensive coordinator's position at Florida. The Bulldogs were outstanding in the red zone and on third down, racked ...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. Position that needs improvement: Alabama

    Chris Low

    Alabama's overall defensive numbers this past season weren't shabby. The Crimson Tide finished sixth nationally in scoring defense (18.4 points per game) and 12th nationally in total defense (328.4 yards per game). But where they struggled was de...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. Steve Spurrier not ruling out changes to Gamecocks' defensive sta...

    Chris Low

    South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier doesn't feel any pressure to make changes on his defensive staff, but that doesn't mean he won't at some point this offseason. The Gamecocks finished 12th in the SEC in scoring defense this season and 13th in to...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  5. Will defense make a difference in what team wins this season's Co...

    Chris Low

    The four teams in the first College Football Playoff all average more than 34 points per game. Will defense have an impact?

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2014
  6. Price of playing good defense going up

    Chris Low

    Alabama's Kirby Smart makes $1.35 million per year and, at least for now, is the second-highest-paid defensive coordinator in the state. How is that possible? This is how: The price for good defense in college football is skyrocketing, especial...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  7. The 10 best defensive seasons in college football history

    Chris Low

    Let's make sure we don't forget about the guys who play defense. After all, we've all heard a time or two (and it's true) that defense wins championships. So as ESPN.com unveils the greatest individual seasons from each of the FBS schools this w...

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  8. Pruitt tabbed as SEC's top assistant hire

    Chris Low

    Say this for Jeremy Pruitt: He knows what a national championship defense looks like. He'll try to bring that same dimension to Georgia as the Bulldogs' first-year defensive coordinator, and the fans voting in our SportsNation poll obviously think...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  9. Fast lane won't be too fast for Saban

    Chris Low

    The debate on whether or not college football needs a restrictor plate has been shelved. For now, anyway. To most of the coaches who want to play fast and want to play without huddling and want to keep the defense from substituting, Alabama's N...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  10. Nick Saban of Alabama Crimson Tide says pace of play bears closer...

    Chris Low

    Alabama coach Nick Saban and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema voiced their concerns about the effects of up-tempo, no-huddle offenses on player safety to the NCAA committee that passed a proposal to slow down those attacks.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  11. In defense of SEC defenses

    Chris Low

    For a league that has made its mark (and left a few bruises) with bone-crunching defense over the years, this hasn't necessarily been a season to remember in the SEC on the defensive side of the ball. Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Bob Shoop pro...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  12. LSU's D looks to make stand vs. Manziel

    Chris Low

    Nobody on LSU's defense went into this season with his eyes closed. That goes for everybody from veteran defensive coordinator John Chavis to senior linebacker Lamin Barrow to the horde of younger players the Tigers have played on that side of the...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. UA will miss Sunseri's experience, instincts

    Chris Low

    You don't measure the impact of players like Vinnie Sunseri in 40-yard dash times and sheer statistics. Sunseri's value to the Alabama defense went much deeper than that. In fact, Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart would tell you that ha...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  14. LSU's defense comes back swinging

    Chris Low

    John Chavis knows what a championship defense looks like. He's coached a few in his two decades as a defensive coordinator in the SEC, both at LSU and Tennessee. He'd be the first to tell you that the defense LSU put on the field to start this ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  15. Hot and Not in the SEC: Week 5

    Chris Low

    Anybody hot ... or not? It's that time again as we review the week that was in the SEC. GLOWING EMBERS Alabama's intel: Alabama's defense was already fired up thanks to what the Tide perceived as smack talk by some of the Ole Miss players lead...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  16. Crimson Tide show mettle in victory

    Chris Low

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- For a league that was supposed to be all about defense, these wild offensive shootouts are suddenly becoming the norm in the SEC. Remember the good, old days -- just two short years ago -- when Alabama and LSU played an e...

    Blog | September 15, 2013