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  1. Planning for success: Arkansas

    Greg Ostendorf

    When Bret Bielema arrived at Arkansas and brought his physical style of play from the Big 10 to the SEC, people laughed at him. The rest of college football wanted to spread you out and go fast, and he was stuck in the past. Everybody wrote him off a...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. SEC morning links

    Greg Ostendorf

    1. I had two big takeaways from the latest College Football Playoff rankings that came out Tuesday. First, the committee still likes the SEC. Alabama jumped all the way to No. 1, and despite losing to the Crimson Tide, Mississippi State remained a pl...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. SEC bowl projections: Week 12

    Greg Ostendorf

    How important is earning the top overall seed in the College Football Playoff? For Alabama, it's very important. It would allow the Tide to play a virtual home game in the Sugar Bowl as opposed to going out West to possibly face Oregon in the Rose Bo...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  4. Auburn's issues began last month at MSU

    Greg Ostendorf

    Just two weeks ago, Auburn was 7-1, fresh off a last-minute victory at No. 4 Ole Miss, and one of the few teams in college football that controlled its own destiny. There was a growing belief that the Tigers could navigate through their treacherous s...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  5. Gators looking to take back 'The Swamp'

    Greg Ostendorf

    Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, better known as "The Swamp," is supposed to be as feared a venue for opponents as there is in college football. But fear isn't what LSU felt when it rallied for a game-winning field goal against the Gators last...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  6. SEC playoff tracker: Nov. 12

    Greg Ostendorf

    The SEC's chances of having two teams in the College Football Playoff took a major hit this past weekend when Auburn fell to Texas A&M. Now, with TCU passing up Alabama, the nation's "elite" conference has just one team in the top four. That coul...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  7. SEC slant: The difficulty of playing early

    Greg Ostendorf

    On any given Saturday, you are bound to see a true freshman make a play. It is becoming the norm in college football, and the SEC is no different. LSU running back Leonard Fournette looks like he's ready for the NFL right now and Texas A&M defensive ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  8. SEC morning links

    Greg Ostendorf

    1. The new College Football Playoff rankings are out. Ole Miss dropped down to No. 11 after its loss to Auburn, but the SEC West still has three teams in the top 5. No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 3 Auburn stayed in place, but Alabama moved up a spot...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  9. SEC morning links

    Greg Ostendorf

    1. It's Tuesday which means the second edition of the College Football Playoff rankings will be revealed tonight. Is Mississippi State still the No. 1 team? Does Auburn have a chance to move up to No. 2 after its win Saturday? How far will Ole Miss f...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  10. Auburn vs. Ole Miss primer

    Greg Ostendorf

    It's the battle of the best one-loss teams in the country Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi. The College Football Playoff rankings debuted this week, and Auburn and Ole Miss are ranked No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. The winner still controls its own de...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  11. Bruce Pearl impersonates Gus Malzahn at Auburn's 'Pearl Jam'

    Greg Ostendorf

    The Auburn basketball team hosted "Pearl Jam," a promotional event for students on Thursday night, and wait, is that Gus Malzahn? No, it's just Bruce Pearl being Bruce Pearl. On the eve of Halloween, Pearl came out dressed as the Auburn football c...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  12. SEC morning links

    Greg Ostendorf

    1. Who is the best one-loss team in the country? That is the most intriguing debate in college football right now. With four teams in the top 5, it has to be somebody from the SEC, right? Well, the rest of the nation might disagree and claim SEC bias...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  13. 'Grandpa' D.T. Shackelford plays key role on Ole Miss defense

    Greg Ostendorf

    OXFORD, Miss. -- Deterrian "D.T." Shackelford sat in one of the Ole Miss football offices Monday and talked about all the things he had done since he arrived at Ole Miss in 2009. He also talked about all the things he still wanted to do. Shackelfo...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  14. Auburn-Mississippi State primer

    Greg Ostendorf

    The Magnolia State captivated college football fans nationwide last Saturday, and it's in the spotlight again this weekend as No. 3 Mississippi State (5-0, 2-0) hosts No. 2 Auburn (5-0, 2-0) in this season's first top-5 matchup. It pits two teams tha...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  15. Nick Marshall quietly thriving for Auburn

    Greg Ostendorf

    AUBURN, Ala. -- Dak Prescott has taken over college football. On Saturday, the Mississippi State quarterback accounted for nearly 350 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in a rout of No. 6 Texas A&M. He has a great story; he's already draw...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  16. Alabama QB puts Iron Bowl rivalry aside to honor Auburn student w...

    Greg Ostendorf

    Sometimes there is more to sports than who wins or loses, and sometimes even the most heated rivalry in college football can be put aside for the greater good. Saturday was one of those times. When Alabama quarterback Blake Sims took the field ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014