Jul 18, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Jeremy Pruitt addresses the media during SEC football media day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Previews 2018: Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt

Drew Lock's breakout season at quarterback has triggered some hardcore dreaming among Missouri fans; In a transitional SEC East, the Gamecocks look like runner-up contenders simply because their fundamentals are better than those of most competitors; It's a new day in Knoxville as Jeremy Pruitt takes over as head coach, and if he's anywhere near the emerging talent many believe him to be, the Vols just got better no matter how many players they lose from last year's squad; Unfortunately for the Commodores, the method of success in Nashville is typically to schedule a competitive team every four years, when a strong defense moves up en masse from the junior class.
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SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 12

Kentucky going back to being Kentucky cost the Predictions Dept. a perfect record in Week 11. This week, it's mostly a bunch of freebies, with some B-level SEC games mixed in. Most of the big-dog games will wait for Week 13.

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Missouri

This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
Oct 20, 2018; Knoxville, TN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) passes the ball to running back Damien Harris (34) during the first half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee wrap-up: Vols fought hard, but resistance is futile

One of the most illogical developments in the Southeastern Conference in recent years has been the ascension of Phil Fulmer to Tennessee athletic director, roughly a decade after he was forced to vacate the position of Tennessee head coach.
Dec 16, 2017; Montgomery, AL, USA; Arkansas State Red Wolves quarterback Justice Hansen (15) looks to throw the ball to running back Warren Wand (6) in the fourth quarter against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the 2017 Camellia Bowl at Cramton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas State Preview: Bama tries to avoid Week 2 blues against high-flying Red Wolves

Arkansas State comes into this game the owner of the No. 1 passing offense in all of FBS. The Red Wolves have college football's top tier's No. 5 total offense, and is tied for 1st nationally in fourth-down efficiency, red zone efficiency and fourth-down defense.

SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 6

The Predictions Dept. saw trouble coming for Mississippi State against Florida last week, but didn't pick the upset. Fortunately, the Kentucky pick came through to keep the damage to a minimum. This week, there is a fairly competitive slate of games top-to-bottom with the exception of Alabama's road trip to Arkansas and Ole Miss hosting Louisiana-Monroe.
Dec 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Alabama Crimson Tide logo on the playing field at the Georgia Dome in preparation for the SEC Championship Saturday. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Ole Miss

his is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.
Nov 3, 2018; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban yells at Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) after having to call a time out during the first quarter against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Citadel preview: Tide’s goals are to limit injuries, exposure

Games against teams like The Citadel have become a necessary evil in top-level college football. Top teams can't play challenging games every week, because football is an emotional sport at the college level, the repercussions of a loss are too severe, and sometimes, the starters just need a break.
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SEC Preview and Predictions: Week 4

The Predictions Dept. is off to a decent start in 2018, and with Week 4, the focus begins to turn toward intraconference matchups. There are several intriguing contests this weekend, not the least of which is Alabama-Texas A&M, but others like South Carolina-Vanderbilt and even the once-great Florida-Tennessee rivalry have postseason implications.

Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Arkansas State

Disclaimer: This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded....

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