It’s true, the SEC got knocked down a peg in 2016. And for good reason. All but one team in the conference lost at least four games for the first time in history, and Alabama lost to a better team in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
From potential first-round NFL Draft picks to four-man competitions heading into preseason camp, the SEC features a wide disparity at the quarterback position. Here we break down where each team stands at quarterback and what their head coaches are saying about the position heading into the season.
Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze contacted a high-ranking Arkansas State official in 2016 seeking a “character witness” in the current NCAA investigation that involves him, sources told CBS Sports. The call came at the beginning of 2016, according to a source, when Ole Miss was in the process of getting its first notice of allegations.
We haven’t heard the end of this. Ole Miss didn’t fire him for the alleged cheating, but a phone call to an escort service did him in. Interesting……
In college football’s loudest division, you can make $4 million for finishing in last place. You probably can’t do it again, though, because somebody will have fired you by then, probably in a way that no human had ever been fired before.
For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference has been regarded as the basketball power lagging in football behind Southeastern Conference, considered stronger, tougher and deeper on the gridiron. It’s a perception that doesn’t line up with today’s reality.
Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer Close ESPN.com SEC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2011. Graduated from the University of Florida. Follow on Twitter HOOVER, Ala. — For as mundane and, frankly, flat as this year’s edition of SEC media days were, Alabama head coach Nick Saban served up a comment that when looked at in the right context should serve as an elephant-sized gut punch to the league.
HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama hasn’t lost a Southeastern Conference football game in 22 months. Nick Saban’s boys have won those 17 games by an average of three touchdowns, and they have claimed the past three conference championships and four of five.