Edward Aschoff talks about the importance of Mississippi State getting pressure on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron on Saturday.
The Bulldogs have won 10 or more games in three of the past four years, twice capturing the SEC East crown. This season they’re looking for even more.
For a glorious six games last year, Kentucky looked bowl-bound. Then the Wildcats went winless in their final six. Some promising young talent (26 redshirt freshmen) should make a difference, but scratching out the first winning season in Lexington since 2009 will nonetheless be a chore.
Linebacker Ryan Flannigan came on strong toward the end of the 2014 season, seems ready to deliver increased production in 2015.
LSU … the dark horse SEC West pick? The Tigers are usually the hunted, not the hunters, but the perennial front-runners dipped in the win column last year, falling short of the 10-win mark for the first time since 2009.
Last year the Bulldogs enjoyed their first-ever No. 1 ranking, won 10 games in a season for the first time since 1999 and were on the cusp of the College Football Playoff.
Gary Pinkel doesn’t mind that the rest of us haven’t caught on about Missouri. The Tigers weren’t the popular pick to win the SEC East in either of the past two seasons, yet there they were in Atlanta both years.
Last season was historic for the Rebels. They climbed to No. 3 in the AP poll for the first time since 1963 and finished ranked for the first time since ’09.
After three straight 11-win seasons, the Gamecocks merely eked out a winning record last year thanks to their bowl win over Miami. Steve Spurrier insists he is re-energized, but the Head Ball Coach has his work cut out if he’s going to get South Carolina back to double-digit victories.
The Volunteers return 18 starters from the program’s first winning season since 2009, and Butch Jones is coming off back-to-back top-five recruiting classes.
With eight starters back on offense, including a core of explosive receivers, scoring once again shouldn’t be a problem for Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies.
Derek Mason fired his offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, wide receivers coach—even his strength coach. Now, after 2014’s 3–9 collapse, he says he’ll turn the program around because “it has my name on it.
The Rebels currently have 18 former players in the NFL, and between them they make an average salary of $4.1 million per year.
LSU fans who paid attention to the personnel on the Tigers' special teams units will already know today's sleeper.
After its third-down conversion rate took a serious dip in 2014, LSU should be better with a year of experience under its belt.
The linebacker who chose UCLA on signing day and then flipped to Georgia has potential to make an impact from the jump.