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SEC Power Rankings: Let’s Make a T-Shirt About It

I’m glad everyone enjoyed last week’s Harry Potter-themed SEC Power Rankings. There is no theme this week, I’m afraid, but one team did make a big jump in the rankings. Who? Hint: The head coach’s name rhymes with “bark licked.” –––––

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SEC Power Rankings: A Very Harry Potter Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en approacheth (just six days away!), which gives me a great excuse to do a Harry Potter-themed Power Rankings. It has the Bob Carskadon stamp of approval, so it’s legit. What I’ve done is taken SEC players and coaches and

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SEC Power Rankings: Suplexes, Lee Corso in Jorts, and ‘Johnny Football’ is Gonna Die

Hey, y’all remember that time I dropped Alabama from my No. 1 spot and replaced it with South Carolina? NO, YOU DON’T ACTUALLY. ––––– Team (Pvs): Comment 1. Alabama (2): So apparently Nick Saban does not approve of his players

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Game 6 Prediction: Tennessee at MSU

• The matchup: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0) • The kickoff: 8 p.m., ESPN2 • The weather: Pretty hot while you’re tailgating – mid-80s – before dropping down into the 70s and eventually the high 60s. Rain unlikely.

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SEC Power Rankings: Hey, Let’s Call Up Dabo Swinney

You know, Nick Saban has commented on how people are hyping up his team too much, so I’m gonna do the man a favor and drop Alabama down in my power rankings. Gasp! I know, right? Ah, what the heck, it’s

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On the Links: Opinion Offering; Around the SEC

This week’s game: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0), Saturday, 8 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Allison Williams) ––––– Seems like I’ve discussed this before, but in

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SEC Teleconference: Mullen Speaks, Chaney Pinch-Hits

We had a very fruitful SEC coaches teleconference this morning, as we spoke with both Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and MSU head coach Dan Mullen. Chaney was filling in for his boss, Derek Dooley, who’s recovering from hip surgery. First, let’s hit

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A Closer Look: Big Day Coming for Banks

This week’s game: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0), Saturday, 8 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Allison Williams) ––––– Melvin Smith, MSU’s cornerbacks coach, nailed it Monday when he said, “There are a lot

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On the Links: Seeking Explosiveness; Notebook; Tennessee Updates

This week’s game: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0), 8 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Allison Williams) ––––– There’s a question that I’m sure has been bothering many of you: Why hasn’t MSU’s offense been more

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Mullen Presser: Tennessee Offense Presents Toughest Test Yet

Before we get to Dan Mullen‘s press conference highlights, a couple of notes: • MSU’s home game against Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 20 will kick off at 6 p.m. It will be televised on ESPN2, ESPNU or Fox Sports Net.

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First Look: Bulldogs Back Home for Tennessee

This week’s game: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0), Saturday, 8 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Tessitore play-by-play, Matt Millen analyst, Allison Williams sideline) ––––– my rewind story in today’s Journal. As usual, I’ll have updates from the 1 p.m. Dan

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