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  1. Top SEC players: Next five in

    Alex Scarborough

    Picking the best 25 players in the SEC wasn't easy. Once you get past the top 5 and the top 10, things become muddied. You start comparing first halves of seasons versus second halves and the value of play during conference games against overall n...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Too-early look at easiest, toughest schedules in the SEC

    Alex Scarborough

    It's maddening, but not all schedules are created equal. Some SEC teams have an easier path through the regular season, snacking on nonconference cupcakes while enjoying easy divisional draws, while others must slog through ranked opponent after r...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  3. SEC's No. 2 ranking feels much worse

    Alex Scarborough

    When the good folks at the ESPN Stats & Information department came up with their annual Conference Power Rankings, they took a number of factors into account. But there is one measure that never shows up on a spreadsheet and trumps all those ...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  4. SEC entering a new era

    Alex Scarborough

    It is going to be a strange and difficult day for fans of the SEC. There will be college football on most every working television in the United States tonight, and Birmingham, Alabama, will likely remain among the country's largest consumers. But...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  5. Benardrick McKinney to enter draft

    Alex Scarborough

    Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft, the school announced Friday. The redshirt junior was the Bulldogs' top tackler in each of the past two seasons, earning first-team All-SEC...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  6. Mississippi State Bulldogs linebacker Benardrick McKinney to ente...

    Alex Scarborough

    Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  7. SEC morning links

    Alex Scarborough

    1. On Wednesday, Mississippi State introduced Manny Diaz as its new defensive coordinator. On Thursday, Florida followed suit, showing off its new D-coordinator, Geoff Collins. Coincidence? Who knows. But it was interesting to read some of Collins' c...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  8. SEC morning links

    Alex Scarborough

    1. With all apologies to Oregon and Ohio State's place on center stage, the SEC stole the news cycle yesterday. Between Jonathan Taylor's signing at Alabama and Georgia's announcement of a new offensive coordinator, it felt like the conference's day ...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  9. Prescott must find consistency for Mississippi State in 2015

    Alex Scarborough

    It's hard to pin down just one thing that went wrong for Mississippi State down the stretch. After being ranked No. 1 in the polls for the first time in school history, something changed. Dan Mullen's Bulldogs lost their edge, and both sides of th...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  10. SEC slips in bowls but shouldn't slide far

    Alex Scarborough

    Now is not the time for excuses. Don't tell me about a lack of motivation. Don't tell me about key injuries. Whatever you do, don't try to tell me about luck. Last week, the SEC was exposed. The West, in particular, failed. Miserably. Undeniabl...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  11. Instant Analysis: TCU 42, Ole Miss 3

    Alex Scarborough

    ATLANTA -- One team played as if it had something to prove. The other played as if it had something better to do. And, in the end, motivation seemed to be the difference as the playoff-snubbed TCU Horned Frogs demolished the Ole Miss Rebels 42-3 W...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  12. Viewer's Guide: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

    Alex Scarborough

    Here's what you need to know when TCU and Ole Miss go head-to-head Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) in Atlanta: 1. Playoff motivation: TCU should feel snubbed by the College Football Playoff selection committee. Being dropped from No. 3 to No. 6...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  13. Peach Bowl a battle of tempo

    Alex Scarborough

    ATLANTA -- He was only kidding, of course, but what Hugh Freeze said was nonetheless insightful. "I don't know why I voted for tempo," Ole Miss' head coach joked on Tuesday. "I should've cried out against that stuff, man." He might regret colle...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  14. Through ups and downs, Bo Wallace changed expectations at Ole Mis...

    Alex Scarborough

    ATLANTA -- It was here where Bo Wallace wanted to end his season. After Ole Miss beat Boise State in the Georgia Dome that Thursday night in late August, he told reporters, "We want to start in Atlanta and finish in Atlanta." A lot went right to m...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  15. Dak Prescott fueled by missing the playoffs, Heisman Trophy

    Alex Scarborough

    His mouth moved, words came out and Dak Prescott said less and less. Even as his star was rising and he was being asked to do more and more interviews, Mississippi State's quarterback pulled away. He retreated to cliches and talking points. He def...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  16. With no defensive coordinator, Mississippi State focuses on task ...

    Alex Scarborough

    To be clear, Dan Mullen doesn't expect to have anyone in place at defensive coordinator before his Mississippi State Bulldogs play Georgia Tech in the Capital One Orange Bowl. There's no rush to fill the vacancy left by Geoff Collins, the sixth-ye...

    Blog | December 22, 2014