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Alabama coach Nick Saban will be one of the headliners at SEC Media Days in Birmingham. (Source: Alabama Athletics Communications) Alabama coach Nick Saban will be one of the headliners at SEC Media Days in Birmingham. (Source: Alabama Athletics Communications)
Gus Malzahn got Auburn all the way to the BCS National Championship Game last year. (Source: Auburn Athletics) Gus Malzahn got Auburn all the way to the BCS National Championship Game last year. (Source: Auburn Athletics)
Georgia's Todd Gurley will be among the players available for interviews at SEC Media Days. (Source: Georgia Bulldogs) Georgia's Todd Gurley will be among the players available for interviews at SEC Media Days. (Source: Georgia Bulldogs)
Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace is one of the most experienced returning QBs in the league this year. And his hair is perfect. (Source: Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics) Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace is one of the most experienced returning QBs in the league this year. And his hair is perfect. (Source: Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics)
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  • Saban on how he handles the politics and football conversation

    Saban on how he handles the politics and football conversation

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:01:19 GMT

    "But to me, some of the things we do in our country, I grew up, they were unifying events and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now. But I also respect everyone’s right not to be censored in terms of the way they express their beliefs."

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    "But to me, some of the things we do in our country, I grew up, they were unifying events and it’s a little painful to see that those things are not so right now. But I also respect everyone’s right not to be censored in terms of the way they express their beliefs."

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    No. 1 Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt

    No. 1 Alabama shuts out Vanderbilt

    Saturday, September 23 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-09-23 22:53:00 GMT

    Alabama hits the road for their first SEC match-up of the year. Keep up with the Crimson Tides clash with the Vanderbilt Commodores up in Nashville here.

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    Alabama hits the road for their first SEC match-up of the year. Keep up with the Crimson Tides clash with the Vanderbilt Commodores up in Nashville here.

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  • Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Alabama finalizes 2018 football schedule

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:49:44 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

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    Officials at the University of Alabama finalized the 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. As usual, there are seven home games scheduled for Bryant-Denny Stadium with one neutral site game and four SEC road games.

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  • 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
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    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.More >>
    The LSU football team took a break from the sweaty grind of fall camp Tuesday night to enjoy some team bonding and great food.More >>
  • 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
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    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. More >>
    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. More >>
  • 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
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    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. More >>
    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. More >>
(RNN) - SEC Media Days, the unofficial beginning of getting ready to start thinking seriously about college football kicks off in a giant hotel in Hoover, AL, on Monday.

The midsummer mega-gala of mob-rule media excess, snooze-worthy coaches’ rhetoric and poorly lighted photo opportunities of athletes wearing suits talking into microphones, for all its absurdity, comes like a cooling breeze in the desert of deprivation that has reduced fans of the one true sport to watching World Cup soccer and willing themselves to care about baseball.

What are the burning questions? How many days are left until kickoff? Forty-five from Monday.

Will the hurry-up, no-huddle offense destroy football, as suggested by Alabama supercoach Nick Saban and Arkansas mentor Bret Bielema, who united to unsuccessfully beg the NCAA for an emergency rules change after getting their behinds kicked by fast-running teams last year? The two proponents of grinding it out said the devilish style of play presented a safety issue, because running so fast will make players get tired and you can’t substitute on defense, and you might lose to Auburn and Oklahoma if you’re Alabama and to everybody else if you’re Arkansas. Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Bielema provided some spark when they took rhetorical shots at each other last year, and Saban takes and gives shots everywhere he goes, so here’s hoping.

Will the newfangled College Football Playoff reaffirm the awesome dominance of the Southeastern Conference and cause all other conferences to crumble to dust under the relentless juggernaut of everlasting destruction? Yes, it will.

Will any of the players attending media days say anything worth taking notes on? No. We miss Johnny Football already.

What will result from the launch of the SEC Network on Aug. 14? How will it change sports? Will the athletes ever get any of the money? (Not likely). How long will it be before the SEC will have control of all the money in the world and we will have to ask the SEC for two bucks anytime we want to buy a Slurpee from the 7-11?

Steve Spurrier probably has the best team he’s had yet at South Carolina and he tends to get mouthier the better his team is. He already took shots at Saban last spring. This could be great.

Will Nick Saban do that laser-beam hate stare his assistant coaches call “the bug zapper?” Yes.

Will Florida coach Will Muschamp be here this time next year? Good question.

Who has prettier hair, Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace or Angelina Jolie and Jared Leto combined? Bo Wallace, duh.

Will Les Miles say something goofy? Is water wet?

Will Butch Jones return Tennessee to the dominant glory of years past? He has already restored respect to the program by not wearing orange pants at any time last season.

If Kentucky goes to a bowl game, will it prove global warming is real? Yes.

What’s Vanderbilt’s new coach’s name? We'll get back to you on that.

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  • South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    South Carolina's late field goal tops Louisiana Tech, 17-16; Allen-Williams out for the season

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:12:02 GMT
    The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)The Gamecocks surround kicker Parker White, who says Saturday's game-winning field goal was the first in his career. (Source: WIS)

    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

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    Parker White kicked a 31-yard field goal with four seconds left to give South Carolina a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

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  • Mississippi State falls to Georgia 31-3

    Mississippi State falls to Georgia 31-3

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:50 GMT
    UGA beats MSU 31-3, click on the video above for highlights. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
    UGA beats MSU 31-3, click on the video above for highlights. Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Gators rally, nip Cats 28-27

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:46:02 GMT
    (Source: WAVE 3 News)(Source: WAVE 3 News)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...More >>
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Freddie Swain caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds remaining to cap No. 20 Florida's rally from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit that beat Kentucky 28-27 on Saturday night.      The Gators extended their winning streak over the Wildcats to 31 games, the nation's longest streak in FBS, and took early control of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. And it required everything they had after t...More >>
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