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  1. 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
  2. Top SEC players who didn't get drafted

    Chris Low

    Among the SEC players who didn't get drafted were Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Arkansas guard Alvin Bailey, Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb, Mississippi State receiver Chad Bumphis and Alabama safety Robert Lester. Bray was the most surp...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  3. SEC cracking down on 'dangerous' hits

    Chris Low

    For the second time in as many weeks, the SEC has suspended a player for a "dangerous and flagrant" hit. South Carolina senior safety D.J. Swearinger will miss the Missouri game this Saturday after being suspended for his hit on UAB's Patrick Hear...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  4. Five SEC players on Playboy AA team

    Chris Low

    Five SEC players have been named to the annual preseason Playboy All-America team, and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier was named the coach. Alabama placed running back Trent Richardson and safety Mark Barron on the squad, while South Carolina plac...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  5. Three Tide players earn All-America honors

    Chris Low

    A trio of Alabama players -- running back Trent Richardson, offensive guard Barrett Jones and safety Mark Barron -- have been named first-team All-Americans by Phil Steele in his annual preseason college football preview magazine, which hits newsstan...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  6. Hightower picked as SEC's top defender

    Chris Low

    Some of Dont'a Hightower's stiffest competition for SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011 might come from his Alabama teammates. Fellow linebacker Courtney Upshaw is primed for a big season and so are safety Mark Barron and cornerback De...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  7. This isn't the tone Auburn was seeking

    Chris Low

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik didn't have any choice after getting the embarrassing news. Four of his players, including returning senior safety Mike McNeil, were arrested on robbery, burglary and theft charges early Friday morning. According to police...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. Jackson's withdrawal another hit for Vols

    Chris Low

    The withdrawal of Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson from school earlier this week is another reminder of how inexact recruiting rankings can be. Jackson, easily one of the Vols' best returning players, has been battling ongoing personal issues. The ...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  9. SEC recruiting rewind: Mississippi State

    Chris Low

    MISSISSIPPI STATE The class Recruits: 22 (19 high school players, two junior college transfers and a prep school player. Four of the players enrolled in January). Top prospects: Darion Arrington was ranked by ESPN as the No. 29 safety in the...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  10. SEC recruiting rewind: Vanderbilt

    Chris Low

    VANDERBILT The class Recruits: 21 (all high school players) Top prospects: Quarterback Lafonte Thourogood was ranked as ESPN's No. 54 athlete nationally. Safety Larry Franklin was ranked as the No. 35 safety. Tight end Dillon van der Wal was...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  11. SEC sends 22 to Under Armour Senior Bowl

    Chris Low

    The SEC is sending 22 players to the Under Armour Senior Bowl, which is the most in the country. The newest additions from the SEC to the South roster were Auburn safety Zac Etheridge, Georgia offensive lineman Clint Boling and Kentucky running ba...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  12. Sidelined for the bowl games

    Chris Low

    Here's a quick checklist of SEC players either out or questionable for the bowl game: ALABAMA Out - Linebacker Jonathan Atchison (injury) Out - Safety Mark Barron (injury) AUBURN Out - Safety Aairon Savage (injury) ARKANSAS Out...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  13. Auburn's hard-luck Savage injured again

    Chris Low

    There's not another player in the SEC who's had worse luck in the injury department than Auburn safety Aairon Savage. Georgia offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant would be a close second. But with Savage going down for a third straight year this pa...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  14. Safety D.J. Swearinger suffers concussion

    Chris Low

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina sophomore safety D.J. Swearinger suffered a concussion and won't return for Thursday night's game. Swearinger had been one of the Gamecocks' most promising young defensive players in the preseason. Depending on the...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  15. Ole Miss selects team captains

    Chris Low

    Ole Miss announced its team captains Sunday night, and it's obvious that the bulk of leadership on this team is on the defensive side. Four of the five captains, selected by their teammates, are defensive players -- safety Johnny Brown, linebacker...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  16. The SEC's most irreplaceable players

    Chris Low

    Here's a look at the players on each team in the SEC that I would select as the most irreplaceable going into the 2010 season: Alabama: Safety Mark Barron. He's the Crimson Tide's lone experienced guy back in the secondary and one of the best safe...

    Blog | June 01, 2010