Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detail view of the SEC logo before the 2011 SEC championship game between the LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Weekly Walk Around The SEC

From the Birmingham News

For the second time this year, an SEC football coach has compared Alabama head coach Nick Saban to the Prince of Darkness.

Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis took shots at the Crimson Tide coach on Tuesday at a booster club meeting in Melbourne, Florida, including a comparison between Saban and Davis’ current boss Will Muschamp, according to a report from The three worked together when Saban was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.


From Bleacher Report

The Florida Gators’ offense was, well, inconsistent in 2012.

Sure, Mike Gillislee became the first Gator to rush for 1,000 yards in nearly a decade. However, he was pretty much the only Gator that was effective with regularity.

Luckily, things are looking better for the upcoming season. Jeff Driskel is returning for his second season as the team’s starting quarterback, and some of the country’s most promising young freshmen will be looking to leave their mark on the scoreboards at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.


From Saturday Blitz

In college football, managing expectations is everything for coaches. An 8-4 season for a first-year coach can inspire optimism and create a rush to buy season tickets the next season. It can also leave fans convinced that their coach is the wrong person to guide the program to the next level or that the coach has lost his touch.

Of course, the unfairness is that coaches rarely can slow the uptick of said expectations. Exceed where your team was supposed to be and those surrounding the program seek more the next year. Fall below that mark and, well, you won’t be around much longer.

Today we take a look at what constitutes success for each program in the SEC West.



There’s a new coach on the University of Florida football staff and he knows something about winning championships.  According to Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post, Will Muschamp announced today that former Gator quarterback Chris Leak has been added to his staff as a quality control coach.

Leak — with some third- and fourth-down help from a freshman battering ram named Tim Tebow — led Florida to a blowout, upset win over top-ranked Ohio State in the January, 2007 BCS Championship Game.



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