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  1. Wickersham: Rolando McClain's exile

    Alex Scarborough

    Rolando McClain did the inexplicable less than six months ago. All of 24 years old and in his prime physical condition, he walked away from a career and millions of dollars in the NFL to re-enroll at the University of Alabama. After multiple run-ins ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  2. SEC lunch links

    Chris Low

    Checking on what's making news in the SEC: Kentucky will pour an additional $3 million into its football program during the next year. Georgia lands the state's top running back prospect in Nick Chubb. Fans from near and far converge on enemy...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  3. SEC places 15 on Butkus watch list

    Chris Low

    The 2012 Butkus Award watch list includes 15 SEC linebackers. The Butkus Award honors the top linebacker in college football annually. The last SEC player to win the Butkus Award was Alabama's Rolando McClain in 2009. Here's a look at the SEC l...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  4. All-SEC team from the BCS era

    Chris Low

    As promised, we're rolling out our All-SEC team from the BCS era this morning. These are the top players by position in the league going back to the 1998 season. To be eligible, players had to have played in the SEC for at least two seasons starti...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  5. SEC's best of the BCS era: Defense

    Chris Low

    We've already unveiled our best SEC offensive players of the BCS era. Now it's on to the side of the ball that this league has come to be known for over the years - defense. It was a nightmare trying to keep this list to just 11 players, but he...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  6. SEC lunch links

    Chris Low

    Our Friday offering of lunch links: Jeff Schultz of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that bowls and the BCS need to be kept away from a college football playoff. LSU doesn't want to forget its loss to Alabama in last season's BCS Nationa...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  7. SEC lunch links

    Chris Low

    A look at what's making headlines in the SEC: There's no more hot seat for Georgia's Mark Richt and LSU's Les Miles. Georgia president Michael Adams would be surprised if Richt weren't the Bulldogs' coach next season. Georgia nose guard John ...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  8. Alabama looking to regain its edge

    Chris Low

    Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked about his offensive line earlier this week. Never missing a chance to send a message, Saban went into an abbreviated version of what he's been hammering home to his team for the last few weeks. "Somewhere alon...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  9. Butkus Award watch list

    Chris Low

    Eleven of the 51 players on the watch list for the 2010 Butkus Award are from the SEC. The award is given annually to the top linebacker in college football. Former Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain was the recipient last season. Alabama, Auburn ...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  10. Hybrid role suits Tide's Hightower just fine

    Chris Low

    If you're going to play defense for Nick Saban, you better be versatile. And ideally, you better be able to fill a couple of different roles, especially with Alabama playing as much situational defense as it does in its 3-4 scheme. Dont'a Hight...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  11. SEC position rankings: Linebackers

    Chris Low

    Who in the SEC can claim the Linebacker U. moniker this season? Here's a rundown: 1. Alabama: How many teams lose a player the caliber of Rolando McClain in the middle and replace him with somebody just as talented? Dont'a Hightower made an ama...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  12. The SEC's 25 best players: No. 7

    Chris Low

    If this next guy in our countdown of the SEC's 25 best players hadn't been injured last season, he might be even higher on this list. No. 7: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Jr., Alabama 2009 numbers: Recorded 16 tackles, including four for loss, in his f...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  13. Looking back at the SEC's best in 2009

    Chris Low

    As we count down the top 25 players in the SEC going into the 2010 season, I thought we'd take one final look back at both the postseason and preseason lists from a year ago. Notice some of the omissions in the preseason list. No Mark Ingram. N...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  14. Alabama spring wrap

    Chris Low

    2009 overall record: 14-0, BCS national champions 2009 conference record: 8-0, SEC champions Returning starters Offense: 8; Defense: 3; Kicker/punter: 0 Top returners QB Greg McElroy, RB Mark Ingram, RB Trent Richardson, WR Julio Jones...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  15. Seven SEC players go in first round

    Chris Low

    The SEC's seven first-round NFL draft picks on Thursday night was second to the Big 12's nine. The SEC has now had five picks in the top 20 of the first round four years in a row. The first-round proceedings Thursday night reminded us all one m...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  16. Tide's Hightower embraces leadership role

    Chris Low

    Alabama got the answer it had hoped for concerning Dont'a Hightower's surgically repaired knee this spring. He feverishly worked his way back in six months and actually went through some contact, his knee looking as strong as ever. If he stays ...

    Blog | April 22, 2010