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The complete SEC East college football season preview

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN October 29, 2016: That's the last time Georgia lost a game to an SEC East foe. Kirby Smart's Bulldogs erupted in 2017, winning the conference and reaching the finals of the College Football Playoff. And with no one else ranking higher than 28th in S&P+ or 34th in FPI, it was easy to see the Dawgs owning the division for years to come.That ownership indeed
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The complete SEC West college football season preview

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN With LSU taking a step forward in Ed Orgeron's second season, Texas A&M playing at a top-15 level in Jimbo Fisher's first season and Mississippi State playing maybe the best defense in the country in Joe Moorhead's debut, the SEC West enjoyed its best depth in years last fall. Better yet, the computers only project one team to regress this fall (MSU, and not by
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Baseball would be a ‘backup job’

[ad_1] HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks is not ruling out a career in baseball after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox last month but remains committed to football."My career is football," he said Monday at SEC media days. "My main focus is football [in] college, then hopefully a career in the NFL. Then [baseball] is kind of like a backup plan, backup job."The Red Sox selected Franks,
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Riley — Hurts hasn’t won Sooners’ top QB job yet

[ad_1] ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jalen Hurts' arrival at Oklahoma is a major topic at Big 12 media days, but the quarterback transfer from Alabama still has work left to become the Sooners' front man in 2019."He's gotta win the job first," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said when asked what sets Hurts apart. "If he wins the job, then we'll talk about that."Riley faced a series of questions about Hurts, who
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Ex-Wazzu QB, No. 2 pick Leaf hired by ESPN

[ad_1] Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction and served time in prison.Leaf will be paired with play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick and will mostly call games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. The former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick for the San Diego Chargers in 1998 worked for
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How a small Texas town has reacted to the hiring of Art Briles

[ad_1] MOUNT VERNON, Texas -- The parking lot of the Dairy Bar on Highway 37 was filled with three-quarter-ton pickups.Inside, at the "Table of Knowledge" -- so indicated by the sign hanging from the ceiling -- several men in blue jeans and work shirts, a few in cowboy hats, ate lunch and discussed the business of the day. Interrupted by a reporter, they didn't have any problem offering up opinions
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Sanitoa, Hawaii junior linebacker, dies at 21

[ad_1] University of Hawaii linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa died Thursday, athletic director David Matlin said in a statement.Sanitoa was 21. No cause of death was released.A redshirt junior from Fagatogo, American Samoa, Sanitoa appeared in 12 games last season, including two starts, and finished with 30 tackles."Scheyenne was a tremendous young man, and we are devastated by this news," Matlin said in the statement released Friday.According to Matlin, the football team
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Florida’s famous cheerleader, Mr. Two Bits, dies

[ad_1] GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Florida's most famous cheerleader has died.George Edmondson Jr., better known as Mr. Two Bits while riling up crowds at Florida home games for 60 years, died Tuesday at age 97, the school announced Thursday."George's passion and love for the Gators produced one of college football's enduring traditions," Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said in a release from the school. "The fact that Mr.