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  1. Something amiss with SEC schedule

    Chris Low

    One more time, and with emphasis, the 6-1-1 scheduling format the SEC has settled on going forward stinks. If the league's not going to play nine conference games (and it should), then the only sensible way to make eight conference games work is t...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Back to the future: Alabama vs. LSU

    Chris Low

    As the 2014 NFL draft drew to a close last Saturday, I could still hear Joe Pendry's prophetic words in the press box on Nov. 5, 2011. Pendry, who had just retired the previous year as Alabama's offensive line coach, said there was a very simple r...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Looking deeper at wins over 'ranked' foes

    Chris Low

    Just about everybody keeps track of a team or coach's record against ranked opponents. It's a statistic that can be skewed because if you play a ranked team in the first few weeks of the season that bombs the rest of the way, does that really coun...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Saban, Spurrier the top coaches in country?

    Chris Low

    Are Alabama's Nick Saban and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier the top two coaches in college football? My buddy at The Sporting News, Matt Hayes, thinks so, and I can't say that I would disagree with him. Hayes unveiled his annual ranking of all 12...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  5. Recapping SEC coaching changes for 2014

    Chris Low

    The only head-coaching change in the SEC following this past season was at Vanderbilt, where Derek Mason took over for James Franklin. That's down from four head-coaching changes the previous year. In fact, Mason will be the 38th different head co...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Missouri's Pinkel joins $3 million club

    Chris Low

    Missouri's Gary Pinkel is the latest SEC football coach to join the $3 million club. Pinkel, who led the Tigers to the SEC championship game last season, has agreed to an amended contract that will pay him $3.1 annually. His deal runs through the ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. Who runs the most plays in the SEC?

    Chris Low

    Whether or not the much debated 10-second rule passes or not on Thursday (or even goes to a vote), it's clear that the pace of the game in college football and the number of plays being run has been the topic du jour this offseason. The coaches wh...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. Saban: Pace of play needs review

    Chris Low

    Alabama's Nick Saban isn't taking credit for the "10-second rule" that's scheduled to be voted on Thursday by the NCAA playing rules oversight panel, but he is adamant that the pace of play in college football bears a closer look as it relates to pla...

    Blog | March 04, 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. SEC goes from the hunted to the hunter

    Chris Low

    Spring football practice in the SEC begins in earnest over the next two weeks, and there's a bit of a "Twilight Zone"-feel in the air. For the first time since 2006, nobody in the SEC enters the spring as the reigning national champions. Need a...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  12. Former head coaches dot Saban's staff

    Chris Low

    It's not that unusual in the SEC to see former head coaches at the collegiate level (or even the NFL level) show back up in an assistant's role. For example, Cam Cameron just finished his first season as LSU's offensive coordinator. He was the Mia...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  13. SEC's attendance numbers rise in 2013

    Chris Low

    While attendance across the country might be getting spottier at college football games, the SEC's numbers increased in 2013. That's after the league experienced a slight dip each of the four seasons prior to 2013. One of the things to remember...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  14. Alabama moves up in early 2014 rankings

    Chris Low

    ESPN.com colleague Mark Schlabach has tweaked his Way-Too-Early Top 25 for the 2014 season to reflect the recent signing classes, and Alabama moved up to No. 2 behind Florida State. The Crimson Tide signed the nation's top-ranked class, according ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  15. Top 2014 SEC games to watch

    Chris Low

    It's never too early to start looking ahead to next season. With that in mind, here's an early stab at the top 10 games to watch next season involving SEC teams, which includes both conference and nonconference games: Aug. 28, Texas A&M at South C...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  16. Season report card: Alabama

    Chris Low

    It's time to start passing out the report cards for the 2013 season, and Alabama is up first. OFFENSE: B- For all the grumbling in and around Tuscaloosa this season regarding the offense, Alabama was one of three teams in the SEC to average mor...

    Blog | January 23, 2014