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Aaron Murray will lead Georgia into Death Valley against Clemson in a terrific ACC-SEC clash on Aug. 31 (Source: UGA Athletics) Aaron Murray will lead Georgia into Death Valley against Clemson in a terrific ACC-SEC clash on Aug. 31 (Source: UGA Athletics)
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is a Heisman candidate. (Source: USC Athletics) South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is a Heisman candidate. (Source: USC Athletics)
  • AlabamaMore>>

  • Johnson expects Collin Sexton to play vs. Arkansas

    Johnson expects Collin Sexton to play vs. Arkansas

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:44 PM EST2018-02-23 21:44:32 GMT
    Collin Sexton at Alabama basketball practice. (Source: WBRC video)Collin Sexton at Alabama basketball practice. (Source: WBRC video)

    Alabama men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson said on Friday that he expects freshman Collin Sexton to be eligible to play in Saturday’s game against Arkansas.

    Alabama men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson said on Friday that he expects freshman Collin Sexton to be eligible to play in Saturday’s game against Arkansas.

  • Alabama football hires two new assistant coaches

    Alabama football hires two new assistant coaches

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:58 PM EST2018-02-22 22:58:36 GMT
    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)
    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)

    Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced Thursday the addition of Dan Enos and Craig Kuligowski to the Crimson Tide coaching staff. Enos will serve as an associate head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Tide, while Kuligowski will be an associate head coach and coach the defensive line. 

    Alabama head football coach Nick Saban announced Thursday the addition of Dan Enos and Craig Kuligowski to the Crimson Tide coaching staff. Enos will serve as an associate head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Tide, while Kuligowski will be an associate head coach and coach the defensive line. 

  • SEC announces lineup for SEC Media Days

    SEC announces lineup for SEC Media Days

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-02-22 21:59:17 GMT

    Media Days kickoff July 16 from Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame and  Alabama head coach Nick Saban will speak on day three and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn on day four.

    Media Days kickoff July 16 from Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame and  Alabama head coach Nick Saban will speak on day three and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn on day four.

  • LSUMore>>

  • LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    LSU football enjoys team outing at original T.J. Ribs restaurant

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-08-12 01:37:12 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 10:06 PM EDT2015-08-12 02:06:19 GMT
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.
  • LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    LSU football wants return to 2011 defense

    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:15 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:15:51 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 3:36 PM EDT2015-08-06 19:36:51 GMT
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. 
    LSU may have ranked No. 1 in the SEC defensively last season, but many fans and analysts agree that wasn’t an accurate reflection of how the team actually played. 
  • LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    LSU football reports for fall camp, Miles says Bain was never reinstated

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 12:06 PM EDT2015-08-05 16:06:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:52 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:52:04 GMT
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. 
    On a steamy and sweltering morning in south Louisiana, the LSU football team officially reported for the start of fall camp. The Tigers checking into the West Campus Apartments Wednesday morning, with their first practice set for Thursday. 
  • Texas A&MMore>>

  • Game winning shot rattles out, Ole Miss falls at Texas A&M

    Game winning shot rattles out, Ole Miss falls at Texas A&M

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:44 PM EST2018-01-17 04:44:02 GMT
    Source: SEC NetworkSource: SEC Network

    Tyler Davis scored 20 points, including Texas A&M's final basket, and the Aggies defeated Mississippi 71-69 on Tuesday night for A&M's first victory in Southeastern Conference play this season. The Rebels' Breein Tyree missed a 3-point attempt at the other end that rattled in and out as time expired.

    Tyler Davis scored 20 points, including Texas A&M's final basket, and the Aggies defeated Mississippi 71-69 on Tuesday night for A&M's first victory in Southeastern Conference play this season. The Rebels' Breein Tyree missed a 3-point attempt at the other end that rattled in and out as time expired.

  • Jimbo Fisher accepts head coach position at Texas A&M

    Jimbo Fisher accepts head coach position at Texas A&M

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:40 PM EST2017-12-01 18:40:51 GMT
    Friday, December 1 2017 1:40 PM EST2017-12-01 18:40:51 GMT

    He had been coaching the team for eight years with a 83-23 record. He succeeded Bobby Bowden in 2010.

    He had been coaching the team for eight years with a 83-23 record. He succeeded Bobby Bowden in 2010.

(RNN) - Southeastern Conference football practices start Thursday, Aug. 1, signaling that we are less than a month away from actual football games.

Alabama looks for its third straight national title and the SEC seeks its eighth straight BCS title.

Here are the days the SEC teams begin practice:

Aug. 1

Georgia, Mississippi State, Missouri, Vanderbilt

Aug. 2

Alabama, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee

Aug. 3

Ole Miss

Aug. 5

Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Texas A&M

Several of the season-opening contests are unusually interesting for early season games. Check the batteries in your remote as early preparation for these goodies:

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt

The league's two resurgent programs collide on Day 1 of the new season, prime time on ESPN, Thursday, Aug. 29. Ole Miss finished the year with a hot hand and beat Pitt in a bowl game for a 7-6 record. Vanderbilt posted a 9-3 record - the most in a season since World War I - and beat up on N.C. State in its bowl game.

North Carolina vs. South Carolina

This is a huge game for USC, which is a national championship caliber team. Beat UNC's brains out and the nation turns anxious eyes to Spurrier, his supernatural defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and the developing Gamecock juggernaut.

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech

Alabama plays Virginia Tech in Atlanta's Chick-Fil-A preseason Bowl on Aug. 31. Virginia Tech's new offensive coordinator, Scot Loeffler, was last seen as his Auburn offense amassed 163 yards, seven first downs and zero points in a 49-0 rout at Alabama. Loeffler publicly blamed past and current AU coaches Gene Chizik and Gus Malzahn for recruiting bad players for him to work with. We'll see.

Washington State at Auburn

Fast-break football gurus Mike Leach of Washington State and Gus Malzahn pit their offenses against each other in Auburn. The over-under on the number of plays in this game is 200.

Georgia at Clemson

Georgia, which fell five yards short of destroying Notre Dame for the national championship instead of Alabama, opens at Clemson. The game showcases two great quarterbacks, Aaron Murray, the third-team QB in the SEC and a Heisman candidate, faces Tajh Boyd, the engine of the rapid-fire Clemson attack. The winner stays in the BCS hunt.

Kentucky at Western Kentucky

Two teams from Kentucky play in Nashville, TN, and it's interesting because motorcycle-crashing, affair-with-employee-having former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino is at Western now. Kentucky is rebuilding under new head coach Mark Stoops, who has a lot of work to do. Western beat Kentucky last year, contributing to the exit of the previous head coach, Joker Phillips.

LSU vs. TCU

We get to see how much juice LSU has left after losing all those players to the draft last year. TCU is pretty salty, and has the home field advantage, sort of, in the House that Jerry Built in Arlington, TX.

Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State

A team from Mississippi and one from Oklahoma play in the Texas Kickoff Classic in Houston. It was just two years ago Oklahoma State missed the chance to get crushed by LSU in the BCS title game by losing to Iowa State in multiple OT. The Cowboys are a solid favorite, look for a high-scoring game.

 

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