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  1. SEC position rankings: Offensive line

    Chris Low

    How important is offensive line play? Go back and find the last time a team with an average offensive line won the SEC championship. The translation: If you're going to win a title in this league, you better be good and deep up front offensively. ...

    Blog | June 12, 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. Aggies win fan vote as top offensive line

    Chris Low

    Maybe it's a surprise to some, and maybe it shouldn't be. Either way, Texas A&M's offensive line will be the cream of the crop in the SEC in 2014, according to the fans. More than 17,000 people voted in our SportsNation poll last week, and the...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Poll: SEC's best offensive line in 2014

    Chris Low

    The SEC has long been a line-of-scrimmage league. It's no coincidence that the team winning the title going back a decade or more has almost always been outstanding in the offensive line. It's not absolute. The team with the best offensive line do...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Top of the line in the SEC

    Chris Low

    Granted, spring practice hasn't even started yet, but we here at the SEC blog want to give a little love to the "big uglies" in the offensive line. Go back and look at the last few SEC champions/national champions, and it's no coincidence that those ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  6. Season report card: Tennessee

    Chris Low

    A fourth straight losing season never computes real well on the report card. OFFENSE: C- The Vols were hoping to lean heavily on their big, experienced offensive line this season, and while Rajion Neal did rush for 1,124 yards, there simply was...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  7. SEC helmet stickers: Week 1

    Chris Low

    The first week of the season is in the books in the SEC, and it's time to pass out some helmet stickers: Arkansas' offensive line: There were several candidates on Arkansas' offense in the Hogs' 34-14 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. Running backs Jo...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  8. Countdown to SEC kickoff: 21 days

    Chris Low

    There's no substitute for talent, experience and depth on the offensive line. Great offensive lines have a way of making ordinary skill players look a lot better than they are. The jury is still out on what kind of firepower Tennessee will have on...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  9. SEC position rankings: Offensive line

    Chris Low

    Anybody ever heard that you win up front in the SEC? Here's how we rank the offensive lines in the league heading into the 2013 season. 1. Tennessee: The Vols might have lost most of their offensive firepower at the skill positions from a year ago...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  10. Strong and weak: Tennessee

    Chris Low

    It's time to check out Tennessee's strongest position and weakest position heading into the 2013 season. Strongest position: Offensive line Tennessee lost a ton on offense from a year ago, and the Vols were plenty explosive even though they did...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  11. SEC lunch links

    Chris Low

    Spreading a little "propaganda" in the SEC: Vanderbilt offensive line coach Herb Hand calls out a profane Tennessee fan on Twitter. Prominent Vanderbilt booster John Rich dies. He was 85. Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart is ahead of sche...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. Nine from SEC on Rimington watch list

    Chris Low

    If the 2013 Rimington Trophy watch list is any indication, the SEC will be stout up the middle next season on the offensive line. The Rimington Trophy is awarded each year to the top center in college football, and nine of the 44 players on the pr...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. Vols' 'Pillars of Protection' stand tall

    Chris Low

    Lost in the fallout from Tennessee's third straight losing season a year ago was an offensive line that jelled and had few peers when the season ended. It's an offensive line that pretty much returns intact in 2013 and will be flanked by a pair of...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  14. Shawn Elliott staying at South Carolina

    Chris Low

    South Carolina has managed to hold onto one of its most valuable assistant coaches. Offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott informed South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier on Friday that he would be staying in Columbia after i...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  15. Stoutland leaves Tide for the NFL

    Chris Low

    Alabama coach Nick Saban confirmed Friday that offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland was leaving for a job on the Philadelphia Eagles' staff. "Coach Stoutland did an excellent job with our offensive line along with each and every responsibility he h...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  16. SEC lunch links

    Chris Low

    It's Friday and time to make our daily rounds in the SEC: Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland is reportedly leaving to take the offensive line job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Alabama receivers coach Mike Groh is named's ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013