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  1. SEC morning links

    Alex Scarborough

    1. Credit goes to Dan Mullen and his coaching staff for turning Mississippi State into a player on the national stage of college football. It was a slow build, which made for a sturdy foundation. But if you're looking at the program's success today, ...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. Alabama lets loose on Texas A&M

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Let your horses run. Let them jump and dance and dominate. Nick Saban wanted that. He wanted his guys loose. Forget being anxious, he said, and just play football. Have fun. Be fast. Recalling the story of Secretariat he hoped ...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  3. Alabama's focus should be on execution, not emotion

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- When a coach starts talking about the psyche of his team, you know something's wrong. They're football coaches after all, not therapists. When intangibles are the message, it's usually because there's nothing tangible left to h...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  4. Georgia uncertain of Todd Gurley's return

    Alex Scarborough

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Even as Nick Chubb churned his lower body for 143 yards and Hutson Mason threw for one touchdown and ran for another, there was no doubt what was on the collective mind of college football fans everywhere. Sure, Georgia dominated ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  5. Mississippi State Bulldogs defense led by energetic DC Geoff Coll...

    Alex Scarborough

    Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has overseen a transformed Bulldogs defense with his unique, high-energy style.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  6. AJ McCarron's criticism of Alabama is curious

    Alex Scarborough

    If you're surprised that AJ McCarron has strong opinions about the state of Alabama football, don't be. This is nothing new. Remember how he talked about a supposed sense of entitlement that pervaded the locker room last year? Well, he's at it aga...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  7. SEC slant: Dissecting the running game

    Alex Scarborough

    The SEC is getting back to its roots. Led by Bret Bielema's smashmouth football revolution in Arkansas, the league is running the ball more than it has in recent years. In fact, if the current trends hold, the conference will have more rushes per gam...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  8. Alabama faces biggest test yet in Ole Miss

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country, at least according to the latest coaches' poll. Through four games, Nick Saban's Crimson Tide have done nothing to not deserve their spot atop the college football world. Forget Jake Coker and forget be...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  9. Bulldogs want to be best in the West

    Alex Scarborough

    Scott Stricklin, Mississippi State's athletic director of four years, took to Twitter Sunday, following the Bulldogs' upset on the road of No. 8-ranked LSU. The photo he posted from his personal account was from outside the football locker room back ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  10. Mississippi State out to prove it belongs

    Alex Scarborough

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- It wasn't in this office, all shiny and new. It wasn't in the glossy chair with the comfortable white leather he sits in today. It wasn't behind the massive desk to his right, the one surrounded by commemorative footballs f...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  11. Prescott ready for Louisiana homecoming

    Alex Scarborough

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- "You're not going to Mississippi State unless you can tell me why," Peggy Prescott said to her son late one night during his senior year of high school. Dak, her youngest, wanted to play college football in Starkville, but he was...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  12. Alabama needs more than Amari Cooper

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Amari Cooper is a game-changing talent at receiver. His ability to catch the football, make one guy miss and take it the distance is uncanny. His yards-after-catch numbers are gaudy. As of Monday, he leads the country with 33 rece...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. Can Tide, Tigers rediscover 2011 formula?

    Alex Scarborough

    You shouldn't have much trouble remembering the year 2011. It wasn't that long ago. There was an NBA work stoppage, the NFL threatened a lockout and the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State rocked the college football world. Jack Kevorkian passed awa...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  14. Tennessee uses Beyoncé to recruit top football prospect

    Alex Scarborough

    Tennessee is pulling out all the stops to recruit ESPN 300 defensive tackle Shy Tuttle. Tuttle, the No. 31 recruit in the ESPN 300 who also holds offers from fellow SEC schools Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss and South Carolina, tweeted this i...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  15. Auburn Tigers' Nick Marshall shows balancing act for dual-threat ...

    Alex Scarborough

    Auburn has worked with dual-threat QB Nick Marshall to improve Nick Marshall's passing game. But it's a fine line between turning dual-threats into passers first and taking away from what they do best.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  16. SEC morning links

    Alex Scarborough

    1. On Tuesday, ESPN unveiled campaign posters for the top four contenders in the College Football Playoff hunt. Each came with a clever tagline, such as Alabama's "Process of elimination" and Oregon's "Look good, play better." Florida State's "Dallas...

    Blog | August 13, 2014