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15 Aug

South Carolina Gamecocks Preview (by Hambone)

Are the good times really over? The South Carolina Gamecocks come into 2016 with a new coach, angry-man defensive guru and former gator head man, Will Muschamp. This will be the first season in a decade without Steve Spurrier at the helm, and to rub salt in the wound, he’s recently announced that he will […]

12 Aug

2016 Alabama Preview (by W.C.G.)

So the bad news is, Alabama lost its Heisman Trophy running back, its senior quarterback, its most freakishly athletic defensive lineman, its Rimington Trophy center, its Butkus Award-finalist defensive captain, and its defensive coordinator from the 2015 national championship team. The good news is, the Crimson Tide have clear successors who shouldn’t miss a beat […]

02 Aug

Tennessee Volunteers Preview (by Smitty)

Here are some numbers that have relevance to the current state of Tennessee football: 25: The total margin of defeat for the 2015 Vols in four losses 9: The number of losses in a row to Alabama 11: The number of losses in a row to Florida 2007: Last SEC title game appearance 1998: Last […]

31 Oct

Is UGA football elite? (by D.N. Nation)

The short answer for the 2015 version of the Bulldogs is, of course, absolutely not. For the second straight season, Georgia finds itself going into battle with a sub-SEC-quality quarterback, which is cancer for the sort of classic, pro-style offense the Dawgs prefer. And for the second straight season, Georgia is left because of Reasons […]

08 Aug

Braves 6, Marlins 3

Depending on the angle from which you squint at it, 2014 was either a massively successful rebuilding year for Alabama, in which a lot of things broke right and they stole an SEC championship – or it was a disappointment, showing the conference’s vulnerability in the four-team playoff era. Either way, Alabama heads into 2015 […]

26 Aug

How to Take Down a Death Star: A Guide to Beating 2013 Alabama, and Off-Day Thread

No half-assed partial set of SEC football previews on a Braves blog would be complete without a discussion of Mac’s alma mater and mine, the University of Alabama. But what’s there to discuss about Alabama? We’re really, really good. Like college-football-historical good. The last team to pull off the “three national titles in four years” […]

15 Aug

2013 Georgia Bulldogs Preview and Off Day Open Thread (by Trace)

Five more yards. These words hurt. Five more yards and UGA would have been 2012 SEC champs and earned the right to kick the ever-loving piss out of Notre Dame to win the National Championship. Five more yards and Mark Richt would have cemented his legacy as the greatest coach in Georgia history. Five more […]

13 Aug

Phillies 5 Braves 1 and Tennessee Preview

Not a good night on or off the field. The Braves lost 5-1 (it wasn’t even that close) and a fan fell to his death at Turner Field. With all that said, I figured this was as good of time as any to bust this out: SEC Preview: The Tennessee Volunteers For a school that […]

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