After a seven-year title streak, the ultimate revenge would be another team getting a crack at knocking off Alabama, rather than the Tide losing during the SEC schedule.
Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher caution about what November holds after upsets in their past.
Take a quick look at the position battles, coaching changes and other key factors to pay attention to during spring practices around the SEC.
What you see is what you get with Johnny Manziel
There was a time when playing in the SEC was almost a prerequisite for becoming a head coach in the SEC. That's not the case anymore.
The short-term answer for the SEC is to keep the number of conference games at eight, but coaches and athletic directors agreed Wednesday that a move to nine conference games is probably inevitable.
The SEC's streak of five consecutive national championships has become a badge of honor for the league and a bull's-eye on its back for the rest of the country. Who is most likely to continue the streak in 2011?
The issue of oversigning in recruiting is expected to be addressed at the SEC's spring meetings next week. Given the wide range of opinion on the issue, it will be a tough nut to crack.
The SEC features the Big Two at QB and then everybody else. At least eight new full-time starters will have to prove themselves in 2009.
One thing is a constant in the SEC: coaches will come, go and return all in good time.
While the SEC has hit some rough patches in the BCS waters, the conference's ride through the BCS decade has been surprisingly smooth.
With fewer question marks than any team in the conference, Georgia easily enters spring practice on top of the SEC power rankings.
As signing day approaches, Chris Low takes a look at the recruiting needs for each team in the SEC.
It's a mantra any good Crimson Tide fan will recite: "At a lot of places, they just play football. At Alabama, we live it," writes Chris Low.
While was thought to have the most talent, Urban Meyer and Florida showed a knack for pulling out the close games, Chris Low writes in the SEC season review.
Close calls, coaches heading into a make-or-break season and the Ol' Ball Coach on the brink highlight the SEC season-ending wrap-up.