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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Mississippi State Bulldogs season review

    Alex Scarborough

    This wasn't the Mississippi State paper tiger of two years ago where the Bulldogs went 7-0 before falling completely off the rails. This was different. Though State would ultimately lose two games down the stretch to fall out of the playoff hunt, it ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. Mississippi State, Ole Miss can create momentum in bowls

    Alex Scarborough

    Who wants to have the better 2015? That's the essential question facing Mississippi State and Ole Miss, as the two teams who, at one time, had playoff aspirations must now must turn their attention to bowls that neither saw coming. They're not bad...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Alabama ready for business against Ohio State

    Alex Scarborough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The golf clap was comical. Nick Saban, flanked by his football team, watched the selection show Sunday and already knew the result. So when Alabama was identified as the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, he slowly set...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  7. SEC morning links

    Alex Scarborough

    1. In case you missed the discussion on Wednesday's SEC Show, it's worth bringing up again: Missouri, even if it upsets Alabama and wins the SEC Championship, is a long shot to make the College Football Playoff. As Tod Palmer writes, the Tigers are t...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  8. SEC bowl projections: Week 14

    Alex Scarborough

    Say goodbye to two SEC teams making the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 all owe a debt of gratitude to Ole Miss for knocking off Mississippi State this past Saturday, dropping the previously No. 4-ranked Bulldogs...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  9. SEC viewer's guide: Week 14

    Alex Scarborough

    What more could you want to finish the regular season? There are games with playoff implications, division implications and bowl implications to choose from. There's even a Friday afternoon game to get you through to the weekend. The SEC's regu...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  10. Mississippi State eyes playoff, another shot at Alabama

    Alex Scarborough

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Their confidence never wavered. Dak Prescott, Josh Robinson and the rest of the Mississippi State Bulldogs weren't defeated, even in defeat. They walked off the field in Bryant-Denny Stadium last Saturday in pain. The dream...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  11. Mississippi State vs. Alabama primer

    Alex Scarborough

    Ready for another de facto postseason play-in game? Of course you are. It seems like they happen every week in the SEC, after all. This Saturday we get a matchup of No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 5 Alabama. The winner, as you'll read later in ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  12. SEC bowl projections: Week 10

    Alex Scarborough

    The College Football Playoff picture is coming into view. Ole Miss became the first casualty of an overly crowded group of postseason contenders in the SEC West, but it won't be the last as Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State are on a collision ...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  13. SEC slant: League's top 3 face challenges

    Alex Scarborough

    Mississippi State, Auburn, Ole Miss: You're in! You've cracked the top four of the inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings! Only now comes the real fun. Now you get a new target on your back. Because we don't want anyone to get too ahead of thems...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  14. SEC morning links

    Alex Scarborough

    1. On Tuesday, ESPN unveiled campaign posters for the top four contenders in the College Football Playoff hunt. Each came with a clever tagline, such as Alabama's "Process of elimination" and Oregon's "Look good, play better." Florida State's "Dallas...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  15. SEC lunchtime links

    Alex Scarborough

    Chris Paul, what were you thinking? The referees, what were you looking at? Man oh man was that a crazy finish in Oklahoma City last night. These NBA playoffs have been wild, and the Clippers-Thunder series is leading the charge. Because the Coll...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  16. SEC lunchtime links

    Alex Scarborough

    What's a world without mock drafts? An odd one, I suppose, as baseball and playoff basketball takes center stage. But as our good buddy at the SEC offices Chuck Dunlap pointed out on Monday: "Eight weeks from today SEC Football Media Days begin." ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014