Forget ND-Clemson, Alabama-UGA Is Game of the Week

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It's Week 5 in college football, and what a season it has been so far! On paper, it looked like last weekend might have been kind of a quiet one in college football.  Man, was I wrong. Saturday was highlighted by #4 TCU miraculously avoiding an upset by unranked Texas Tech, Tennessee inexplicably losing a 12th time in a row to a supposedly rebuilding Florida team, and Utah absolutely destroying 2015 CFB Playoff Runners-Up Oregon.  This week, College Gameday heads to Clemson, SC, for #6 Notre Dame vs. #12 Clemson a.k.a the perceived game of the week.  Seriously though, the biggest game this Saturday will begin a few hours earlier in Athens, GA.  

Athens will play to host to one of the most anticipated games of the season in #13 Alabama vs. #8 Georgia at 3:30 PM EST on CBS.  Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide certainly have their backs to the wall after suffering a, 43-37, heartbreaking loss in the third week of the season to then underdog Ole Miss.  They can't lose another game as they will essentially be eliminated from reaching the College Football Playoff, and a loss severely damages their chances of winning the SEC West.  However, all is not lost for the Tide.  They can do exactly what they did last year after losing to Ole Miss - win out and get back to the CFB Playoff.  And remember, Nick Saban's teams always seem to be the most dangerous when many count them out.  

Make no mistake, Alabama is dangerous.  They are supremely talented with NFL guys all over the field.  Their front seven on defense is absolutely ridiculous.  They are one of the best stop units in the nation.  The defense is especially dominant in the run game; (It helps having one of the most intimidating and most talented defensive lines in the country.)  They have only given up an average of 56.8 yards per game on the ground.  Any team will be hard pressed to run the ball on Alabama and being one-dimensional against the Crimson Tide is typically a recipe for disaster.  The secondary is the only soft spot on this defense for the Tide and opposing teams have to try to exploit that.  

Quarterback is the biggest question mark for Alabama.  Jake Coker has been pretty good at times but has also been very inconsistent.  The play of Coker will be critical to how the Tide fares against a good Georgia team.  He doesn't have to do too much because of the talent surrounding him.  He just has to play smart, limit mistakes, and, above all, not turn the ball over.  The Tide's game plan should revolve around Coker's extremely talented backfield mate in stud running back Derrick Henry.  Besides not being the size of a normal human, Henry has bruising power and great speed for his massive frame.  When he gets started, Henry is beyond difficult to stop.  

Kenyan Drake is the lightening to Henry's thunder as he is a speedy, versatile player, who contributes running the ball, as a receiver, and in the return game.  The Tide have capable receivers led by ArDarius Stewart, talented freshman Calvin Ridley, Robert Foster, and surprise contributor Richard Mullaney among others.  The top receiving weapon this year has been tight end O.J. Howard, who is finally having a season that many thought he was capable of.  This Tide team is ultra-talented on both sides of the ball and still appears to be one of the best teams in the country.

Coker's play is one of the keys to a Tide victory.
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The home team is not that bad either.  Georgia has not played that difficult of a schedule yet but have still looked impressive.  The Alabama game will serve as the perfect test to see if this Georgia team is legit.  The offense is loaded, especially in the backfield.  If any team can run on Alabama's stingy rush defense, it has to be the Bulldogs. They have a top offensive line paving the way for arguably the best and deepest running back corps in the nation led by one of the best backs in college football in Nick Chubb, who is a perfect blend of power, elusiveness, and speed.  His greatest quality has to be his vision.  He is backed up by Sony Michel, who might be the best overall playmaker on this offense.  He is one of the fastest guys in the team and is a weapon taking handoffs from the backfield, in the slot, and on special teams.  Another part of his game that hasn't been talked about much is that he appears to be stronger and more powerful in 2015 after a full offseason in the UGA weight room, and it's evident on the field.  Michel might be the most key offensive piece because he not only can run inside but also possesses the speed to break it outside where Alabama is not as dominant. 

The group of the receivers is pretty darn good.  It is headlined by leading receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who appears to be finally back to his 2012 self before struggling with injuries for a long time.  He has seemed to develop nice chemistry with new quarterback Greyson Lambert.  After a so-so game against Louisiana-Monroe in Week 1, to a bad game against Vanderbilt, to a record-setting day against South Carolina, and solid play last week against Southern University, the UGA fans have to feel pretty good about their quarterback play, which was a question for a long while.  Then again, Lambert has not faced a defense like Alabama brings to the table.  

Georgia knows how to play defense too.  Jeremy Pruitt is undoubtedly one of the best defensive coordinators in the country.  He commands one of the top defenses in the nation led by a linebacking group that might be the best in college football with the three-headed monster of Jordan Jenkins, Leonard Floyd, and Lorenzo Carter.  Let's just say, they know how to make an opposing quarterback uncomfortable.  The secondary play has improved in 2015 as they boast the #2 pass defense in the SEC.  This defense is fast and athletic, and it's one of the best in the country.  

The keys for both teams in this game is simple.  For Alabama, they need to establish the run with Henry, limit quarterback mistakes, and NOT TURN THE BALL OVER.  Kirby Smart's defense has to put pressure on Lambert and force him into bad throws.  The defensive line needs to be keying on stopping Nick Chubb and the Georgia run game.  Above all, the Tide can't beat themselves.  

For Georgia, big games have been a curse as of late.  They need to do what they do best - run the ball and feed off of that with play action.  They have to be balanced against Alabama if they want to win.  The vaunted linebackers of UGA also have to blitz Coker and attempt to make his day miserable, and the defensive unit has to hope to slow down Derrick Henry.  

The primetime matchup of the week might be Notre Dame vs. Clemson, but the biggest game in my mind is Alabama-Georgia.  A win for the Tide would restore confidence and get them back on track to competing in the SEC.  A victory for Georgia would mean a lot to this team.  Mark Richt and his staff can not only prove they can win big games, but a nice "W" against Alabama will cement this team as a true playoff contender.  

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For Jones & UT, Florida Game Is A Must-Win

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Tennessee has to beat Florida this weekend if they want to make their dream of reaching the SEC Championship a reality.  Granted, it is a long season, and the SEC East has not been as strong as in past years, but UT and Head Coach Butch Jones need this victory.  The Oklahoma loss two weeks ago was discouraging especially considering the Volunteers surrendered seventeen unanswered points late in the game, which was the largest deficit a team has come back by in Neyland Stadium.  However, losing to the Sooners was not that costly in the big picture.  

However, it gets real this weekend as Tennessee opens conference play this Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, as they take on the Florida Gators.  The Volunteers need to get a "W" this Saturday for multiple reasons.  First, it is a pride thing.  Tennessee has not beaten Florida in ten years.  It has certainly been lopsided as of late. One of the most head-scratching and frustrating losses was the 2014 edition in which the Vols lost in Knoxville to a bad Will Muschamp-coached Florida team, 10-9, in Knoxville.  

Coming into this game, Tennessee is the more talented team particularly on the offensive side of the ball.  This is a game they should win, but the Volunteers still have to prove it.  A victory against their rivals in the Swamp would be just what the doctor ordered as they still have the sour taste of losing to Bob Stoops' Oklahoma lingering in their mouths.  It would be a huge confidence boost for this team.  

Another reason is for Butch Jones himself.  Butch Jones was hired in 2013, when the football team and the fans in Knoxville were at an all-time low.  Who could blame them either? They had suffered through Lane Kiffin's departure after one season and the abysmal Derek Dooley years.  Jones was still not the first choice, but promises of building Tennessee back up "brick by brick" to the success they had experienced during the glory years made the Volunteer faithful happy.  Combine that with landing a couple of phenomenal recruiting classes, finally reaching and winning a bowl game last season, and being picked to win the SEC East by many experts, the buzz around the program is the loudest it has been in quite a while.  

Despite the new life and talent Butch Jones has been injecting into the program, one thing needs to happen.  The Volunteers have got to start winning.  No, do not bring up wins over a bad South Carolina Gamecock team and a mediocre Iowa team in the Gator Bowl last year as "signature wins."  For all the talk and hype of the Vols by their fans and the media, Jones and his team have to prove it on the field.  A win against Florida does not necessarily mean Tennessee is back just yet, but it shows the team is going in the right direction.  

UT Will Open Its SEC Slate Against Florida in the Infamous Swamp a.k.a Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.
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The Volunteers also have to win this game to cement themselves as true SEC East contenders.  Losing to Florida again would not usher in the Apocalypse and the Vols could still technically somehow get to Atlanta, but let's be honest here.  Unless, Tennessee can beat a Florida team that is not near where it used to be with a new head coach in Jim McElwain, a super shaky offensive line, an inexperienced offense led by freshman quarterback Will Grier, they are simply not good enough to represent the Eastern Division in the conference title game.  Either that or Florida turns out to be sensational, but barely beating East Carolina two weeks ago would hardly suggest that.  

A win against the Gators would not only help team morale, but it would also serve as a stepping stone towards the ultimate goal of reaching Atlanta for Tennessee.  Butch Jones, like most coaches would, has sought to downplay the importance of this game as just any other, but it clearly is not.  This game has been said by some to be the most pivotal one of the Butch Jones' era in Knoxville and a must-win if this program wants to get back to being the Tennessee people once knew and loved.  The game in Gainesville might look like just any ordinary game to the outsider looking in, but to Butch Jones and his Vols, that could not be further from the truth.  

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#17 Ole Miss Visits T-Town to Take on #5 Alabama

College football is amazing.  Two weeks of football has past, and it has been a fun and entertaining ride thus far.  By the way, it is only going to get better.  Week  three provides us with several intriguing matchups throughout the country, but none more than Ole Miss-Alabama.  

The #17 Ole Miss Rebels will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, this weekend to take on the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide in a night game in Bryant-Denny Stadium.  This primetime showdown features an Ole Miss team that has cruised through an albeit easy slate of games so far, but they have looked extremely good in the process.  

The big question for Ole Miss in preseason was who would take over for Bo Wallace at quarterback.  The Clemson transfer Chad Kelly (who has had his fair share of off the field issues) was hoped to be the guy to step up to the plate.  He certainly has.  Ole Miss has scored more than seventy points in both of their previous games, and Chad Kelly has been an important part of that.  Kelly has thrown for 557 yards with six scores with a completion percentage of 72.5%.  The offense as a whole looks extremely dangerous and in mid-season form also.  

Honestly, for all the good Bo Wallace did for Ole Miss, he was not a great quarterback.  I think Chad Kelly is.  He has a tremendous amount of offensive talent around him.  He can handoff to the speedy, home-run threat in running back Jaylen Walton and throw it to arguably the best receiver in the SEC in Laquon Treadwell and other talented guys such as Cody Core and Quincy Adeboyejo.  Do not even bring up tight end Evan Ingram.  He is the best at his craft in the conference.  

Ole Miss's Laquon Treadwell was one of the best receivers in the SEC last season.

The defense is not shabby either.  They were one of the best units in the SEC last year.  They are led up front by All-American defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, who is an absolute freak.  He is surrounded with talent in the form of 2013 All-SEC linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche (brother of Robert that missed a lot of 2014 with injury).  The Ole Miss defense is anchored in the middle by fellow linebacker C.J. Johnson.  The secondary is good too and is led by defensive backs Tony Connor, Trae Elston (two pics already), and Chief Brown (two INTs as well).  

The home team is Alabama.  Enough said.  It is hard to beat Nick Saban's Crimson Tide, but in the ultra-intimidating college football cathedral that is Bryant-Denny Stadium, it is that much harder.  The team itself is not that bad either.  The Tide does not have many weaknesses.  The Tide defense has arguably the best front seven in the nation.  They are ridiculously good.  The amount of NFL talent on this unit is incredible.  Picture this: a defensive line led by stud lineman A'Shawn Robinson, Johnathan Allen, and Jarran Reed, a linebacking corps led by 2014 Butkus Award finalist and captain of the defense, inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (Bama's top returning tackler), Denzel Devall, and the hard-hitting Reuben Foster.  Intimidated yet?  The secondary play has been a weakness for the Tide the last couple of years, but looked solid overall in their really only test against Wisconsin, although I would not call Joe Stave stellar.  

Alabama has gone back to their bread and butter on offense - running the football.  They got a guy that is Heisman caliber in 6-3, 242 pound running back Derrick Henry.  Henry is an absolute animal.  He rushed for almost 150 yards on only thirteen carries against a pretty good Wisconsin defense on September 5th.  The wide receiver position is talented but kind of unproven.  O.J. Howard could prove to be one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the SEC this year.  

Arguably the biggest weapon on this offense is dangerous running back/slot receiver in the electric Kenyan Drake.  These guys all combine to make Jake Coker's quarterback job easier.  You know the FSU transfer who did not really perform well in his previous year and offseason at Alabama.  Coker has grabbed the reigns of the quarterback position and has performed well in my mind.  

Derrick Henry could be the best back in the SEC this year.

Overall, it is hard to find any weaknesses on Alabama.  However, Ole Miss has NFL guys too.  I do not think the Rebels will be able to consistently run on the Crimson Tide's defense.  Their best shot at winning is for Chad Kelly to spread the ball out and try to expose the Alabama secondary.  For the defense, Ole Miss needs to try to limit Derrick Henry and the Tide's run game.  Good luck. They got to make Coker beat them.  

For Alabama, they just need to do what they normally do - establish the run and play solid defense.  This game should be close and certainly entertaining.  It will also have huge implications for not only the SEC West race but also will impact the playoff picture as well.  So on Saturday night be sure to flip on the primetime matchup of Ole Miss versus Alabama.  The whole nation will be watching as well.  

3 Games to Watch in the SEC in Week 1

College football is less than a week away, and I for one couldn't be more excited about the new season.  The new campaign in the Southeastern Conference starts on Thursday night and continues on Saturday.  While there are multiple first week matchups that are basically gimme games as we unfortunately see a lot on the first weekend throughout the country, three games in particular stand out as must-see affairs.  So without further adieu, here are the three games you have to watch in the SEC on the first weekend in September.  

Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game - Louisville vs. #7 Auburn

When: Saturday, Sep. 5

Location: Atlanta, GA

Time: 3:30 PM


Team MVPs: LOU-RB Brandon Radcliff; AU-QB Jeremy Johnson

Preview: Two brilliant offensive minds will take the field opposite each other in Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino.  Louisville's QB race is still wide-open between Will Gardner, Kyle Bolin, and Reggie Bonnafon, which could prove to be a weakness for the Cardinals.  Running back Brandon Radcliff should be a huge factor in the offense especially until the quarterback situation is sorted out.  Radcliff proved to be more than capable in 2014, rushing for 737 yards and 12 touchdowns.  He should be used a lot as Auburn's rush defense was one of the nation's worst last year.  

The Louisville defense under first-year coordinator Todd Grantham was one of the best in the country last season.  Despite losing superstar defensive back Gerod Holliman and linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, Grantham has to feel good about his defense which returns stud end Sheldon Rankins and a strong defensive line and a secondary led by first-year starter and UGA transfer Josh Harvey-Clemons, who is potentially a first-round draft pick in 2016.   Look for the Card's defensive unit to be one of the best in college football again in 2015.  

The "home team" in this neutral site matchup in Auburn has consistently had one of the most exciting and best offenses in the country under Malzahn's leadership, and that won't change in the slightest this year.  Many believe it will be even more dynamic with Jeremy Johnson taking over the quarterback position.  He's got a heck of an arm and is both a great passer and nice scrambling quarterback similar in skill set to former AU great Cam Newton.  

Look for the Tigers to be much more of a threat to stretch the field via a dangerous downfield passing game with Johnson and some dangerous receivers around him in Duke Williams and Ricardo Louis.  Williams' play will be another interesting aspect in this game.  He proved to be one of Auburn's top playmakers last year and one of the best receivers in the country.  However, he has consistently been in Gus Malzahn's doghouse and you wonder if William's disciplinary issues will eventually hurt the team.  Anyways, combined with a strong running game, the Auburn offense will be tough for any defense to stop. 

The defensive side of the ball has been the biggest struggle for the Tigers the last few years.  That's why Will Muschamp was brought in to hopefully help the Auburn defensive unit.  Make no mistake, he'll do just that, but how much of an improvement will we see in the first year and particularly on September 5 is an interesting question.  

Bottom Line: Auburn's high-powered offense with a strong running game and the passing threat of Jeremy Johnson will be too much to handle even for the not so shabby Cardinal defense. Muschamp's defense also will force some mistakes from whoever is quarterback for Bobby Petrino's team.  AU 45-LOU 24 

2015 Advocare Texas Kickoff - #15 Arizona State vs. Texas A&M

When: Saturday, Sep. 5

Location: Houston, TX

Time: 7 PM


Team MVPs: ASU-WR D.J. Foster; TA&M-QB Kyle Allen

Preview: It's a Pac-12 vs. SEC showdown.  Wish we could see more of these.  Texas A&M of the strongest division in college football (SEC West) "hosts" #15 Arizona State of the 2nd-best division in college football and getting stronger in the Pac-12 South.  This opening weekend matchup should be a high-scoring affair. 

Although Arizona State lost superstar receiver Jaelen Strong to the NFL Draft, Todd Graham's Sun Devil team should again boast a very good offense led by senior quarterback Mike Bercovici.  You know the guy that started several games ahead of Taylor Kelly in 2014 and completed a Hail Mary pass for a touchdown to beat USC in the last second of the game.  The strong-armed signal caller should pick up right where Kelly left off.  Slot receiver D.J. Foster proved to be a weapon for the ASU offense last season as he is their top returning pass-catcher and even led the team in rushing last year as he spent time at running back as well.  He's a full-time receiver now and should be Bercovici's go-to guy.  

Texas A&M is not too shabby on offense as well.  They have always had a dangerous scoring unit under Head Coach Kevin Sumlin.  Quarterback Kyle Allen beat out ultra-talented, incoming 5-star recruit Kyler Murray in the position race in the offseason and looks to build off a very good freshman campaign.  Allen has got a great arm and is a dangerous pocket-passer.  Combine that with the fact that the Aggies have the best receiving corps in the SEC and arguably the country led by guys like Josh Reynolds, Ricky Seals-Jones, Edward Pope, and Speedy Noil, the Texas A&M passing game will give headaches to any secondary.  The running backs are certainly capable but have not had the production that is wanted.  Hopefully, that changes this year.  

The Aggies had one of the worst defenses around last season, and that's why they brought in John Chavis to overhaul the Aggie defense.  Any improvement would be great for Texas A&M.  Chavis' has a guy at his disposal in defensive end Myles Garrett.  He's one of the best at his position anywhere.  

Bottom Line: Game will be a shootout.  I got the Aggies winning in a shootout over Arizona State is the end due strongly to having a receiving corps that ASU won't be able to contain.  TA&M 45-ASU 42

2015 Cowboys Classic-#20 Wisconsin vs. #3 Alabama

When: Saturday, Sep. 5

Location: Arlington, TX

Time: 8 PM


Team MVPs: BAMA-RB Derrick Henry; WISC-RB Corey Clement

Preview: The 2015 edition of the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas, features the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the #20 Wisconsin Badgers.  You can't mention Alabama without mentioning arguably the greatest coach in college football in Nick Saban in the same sentence.  He has brought in another top ranked recruiting class in 2015 as the Tide have been at the top of the recruiting pecking order for several years.  Despite their great success in bringing in star talent, Alabama has a huge question mark at quarterback this season.  The quarterback competition is still wide-open, and that is definitely not ideal considering the season starts on Saturday.  Will it be Jake Coker, David Cornwell, blue-chip rookie Blake Barnett, Cooper Bateman, or even Alec Morris? It is certainly becoming a worry for the Tide faithful and keeps Nick Saban up at night.  

Because of this and the lack of an established wide receiver now that Amari Cooper has gone to the NFL, look for OC Lane Kiffin and the Alabama offense to go back to a largely ground-and-pound game behind a solid offensive line that the Crimson Tide have been known for and done successfully in previous seasons.  The running back position is in good hands with stud rusher Derrick Henry returning as one of the best at his craft in the SEC.  Fellow back Kenyan Drake will also be a threat running the ball, catching passes out of the backfield, and lining up in the slot.  He could be the biggest big-play weapon on the offensive side of the ball.  

The Alabama front seven should be the best in the country this year and will frustrate many an offensive coach.  The Crimson Tide defensive line is incredible with A'Shawn Robinson being a force to reckon with in the interior.  The MVP of the defense though should be star middle linebacker Reggie Ragland, who I'm personally high on.  The secondary has been a weakness for the Tide over the past several seasons, and it is a position of concern right now as well.  

When you think of Wisconsin, you think of big offensive lineman and a physical running game.  That shouldn't change this year unless the O-Line can't replace the three starters that departed. Yeah, the Badgers lost a Heisman finalist in running back Melvin Gordon to the NFL, but the running back position is in the capable shoes of Corey Clement who still finished with almost a thousand yards on the ground last year despite being a backup to Gordon.  He should be the focal point of the offense this fall.  

Joel Stave brings a lot of experience at the quarterback position and is certainly capable but has struggled mightily with consistency.  Alex Erickson returns as the top pass-catcher to lead the receiving group.  Wisconsin was the fourth best team on defense last year and return a top pass rusher in outside 'backer Vince Biegel and a seasoned secondary led by safety Michael Caputo.  

Bottom Line: Alabama should and will not lose this game even with the quarterback situation in flux.  Derrick Henry has an outstanding game, and Alabama overpowers the Badgers on the ground and slows down Corey Clement and the Wisconsin run game.  Stave's won't pose a huge threat to the Crimson Tide secondary.  BAMA 35-WISC 17

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My 2015 Preseason All-SEC Team

College football is getting ever closer, and I for one am chomping at the bit for the new season particularly in the SEC.  It has been a quiet summer but promises of fall Saturdays keeps us in the South going.  So while your anticipating the new season, take a look at my preseason All-SEC team.  


QB Dak Prescott


Mississippi State

League's top Heisman candidate; threw for 3,449 yards, rushed for almost a thousand more, and scored 42 touchdowns overall

RB Nick Chubb



Named to multiple CFB award watch lists; perfect blend of speed, power, and elusiveness; rushed for most yards last year (1,547) by a freshman at UGA since Herschel Walker

RB Leonard Fournette



Explosive player who rushed for over a thousand yards last season; should be an even bigger contributor in LSU's run-heavy offense in 2015

WR Laquon Treadwell


Ole Miss

Nasty season-ending injuries slowed down production; physical wide receiver still finished with over 600 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns; insane pro-prospect


Pharaoh Cooper


South Carolina

He can do it all at South Carolina and is their offense's biggest weapon; had 1,336 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns in '14

TE Evan Engram


Ole Miss

Top pro-prospect at TE; second on team in receiving last season

C Ryan Kelly



Seasoned leader of offensive line at Alabama (enough said)

OL Cam Robinson



Started as a freshman at Alabama; big, physical tackle is among the best

OL Laremy Tunsil


Ole Miss

Blue-chip prospect in high school that has proved he belongs in the SEC; NFL draft analysts' mouths are watering over this prospect

OL Greg Pyke



Big-frame lineman that is an underrated component of UGA's talented offensive line; carried running back into end zone last fall

OL Dan Skipper



Key component of one of the biggest and most physical lines anywhere

Vernon Hargreaves Leads the Florida Secondary


DL Carl Lawson



Freshman All-American in 2013; missed all of last season with injury; dangerous pass-rusher off the edge who's one of the best when he is healthy

DL Robert Nkemdiche


Ole Miss

Physical speciman who absorbs double and triple teams to free up teammates to make plays, All-American in 2014, candidate for multiple CFB defensive awards

DL A'Shawn Robinson



one of the best at what he does in the country; finished with 49 tackles with 6.5 for loss, a forced fumble, a blocked PAT, etc.

DL Myles Garrett


Texas A&M

Best end in the conference; Freshman All-American in 2014; considered a freak athlete; holds SEC sack record for a freshman

LB Kentrell Brothers



top returning tackler in conference with 122 last year

LB Reggie Ragland



hard-hitting leader of Tide defense who is a great run-stopper

LB Leonard Floyd



athletic force off the edge who is a nightmare for opposing QBs

DB Vernon Hargreaves III



Arguably the best corner in all of college football

DB Jonathan Jones



Had six interceptions in 2014

DB Cam Sutton



speedy secondary player who is a contributor on special teams as well; registered 37 total tackles and 3 pics last season

DB Tony Conner


Ole Miss

important member of one of 2014's top secondaries; had 69 tackles along with an interception