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Russellville

Golden Tigers

This time of year every high school football team is ready to cash in on the hot hours spent in the August sun by strapping on their helmets and hitting an opponent. That is especially true for Russellville, which hasn’t faced another school since losing to Hartselle in the third round of the playoffs. Instead of playing in a spring jamboree, the Golden Tigers held an intra-squad scrimmage. New head coach Michael Jackson is also eager to see what his players can do against another team. Jackson said the team has made several improvements since spring practice and they are ready for the season to begin. In addition to its opponents, Russellville will also be facing several critics when the season begins. The Golden Tigers were not ranked in the preseason poll and many football fans across northwest

Alabama expect a lackluster season from Russellville. In a reversal of fortunes, the Golden Tigers are looking at the polls as outsiders while region rival Muscle Shoals is enjoying the No. 9 spot in Class 5A. The drop from the polls is not without reason. Russellville lost several players who were key in putting together three years of deep playoff runs. Three of those players will be playing on Saturdays this fall after signing Division I scholarships. Despite the loss of those players, Jackson is confident his team can continue the tradition of success at Russellville. The Golden Tiger faithful are also eager to see what this team can do. The last time everybody expected Russellville to fail — the 2008 season — the Golden Tigers reached the state championship game. Fans want to know if the 2011 Russellville football team can pull off the same magical run.

AHSAA Class 5A, Region 8 2010 Record: 11-2

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M i c h a e l J a c k s o n —This is his first season at Russellville and his 10th season overall. Jackson is a former Golden Tiger player and previously coached at Buckhorn. He has a career regular-season record of 53-47. His overall playoff record is 6-4.

2011 SCHEDULE

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Tyler Boyd

Jordan Gist

Chase Fretwell

Jacob Seal

Jose Betancourt

Henry Garcia

Terence Graham

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Junior

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Devan Parker

Daniel

Wesley

Betancourt

Bohannon

Jackson Smith

Tucker Seal

Christian Foster

Oscar Gusman

Senior

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Senior

Junior

Senior

Freshman

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No. 20

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Oscar Graham Junior

No. 17

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Grant Hagedorn

Kaleb Daniel

Dillon Williams

Brody Avery

Jalen Scott

Tomas Miguel

Senior

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Sophomore

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Senior

No. 24

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Colton Hargett

Isaac Fleming

Zack Garrison

Josh Cummings

Shawn Williams

Jacob Wallace

Micah Fleming

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No. 32

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Damon Dinsmore

Martin Gaspar

Matthew Davidson

Cody Lowery

Emmy Chavez

Austin James

Chris Owens

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Jamar Hamilton

Kaelan Bonds

Enrique Miguel

Logan Ezzell

Jose Martinez

Chris Hill

Tyler Stone

Freshman

Junior

Sophomore

Junior

Sophomore

Sophomore

Freshman

No. 46

No. 48

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Chris Ayers

Colby Tompkins

Lucas Witt

Sam Lynch

Taishun

Damian

Abernathy

McGlaughn

Isaac South

Sophomore

Freshman

Sophomore

Freshman

Sophomore

Sophomore

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No. 57

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Taylor Hamilton Senior

No. 54

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Dylan Bailey

Hayden Evans

Hunter Winstead

Samuel Jones

Ryan Mitchell

Marco Velez

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Sophomore

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No. 61

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Garner Gann

Brandon Mitchell

Josh Tillery

Brett Adcock

Chase Holland

Elvis Ambrosio

Andrew Wallace

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Senior

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No. 68

No. 69

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Freddy Vargas

Joseph Butts

Cody Skelton

Denver Seal

Hugo Castro

Louis Monterroso

Ben Britnell

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Bryan Salgado

Braxton Dempsey

Dakota Oxendine

Isaiah Valdez

Jacob DeVaney

Kadin Pounders

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Jamall Morris

Ryan Pike

Braden Newton

Leslie Dunstan

Blake Bendall

Dakota Crosslin

Michael Bricker

Freshman

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Freshman

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Freshman

Senior

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Last season the Phil Campbell football team was an experienced squad featuring 16 seniors, but the Bobcats will not have that kind of leadership when they take the field in 2011. This year’s team has only five seniors, but that doesn’t worry head coach Bo Culver, because the juniors are entering their third season in his system. “The juniors were freshmen when I got here,” Culver said. “I’m excited about what we’ve got.” The Bobcats will have the challenge of replacing a potent passing attack. Gone are quarterback Corey Alexander and receivers Dylan Rice — an All-State Honorable Mention last season — as well as Jake Dill and Jordan Benford. Tyson Sumerel takes over at quarterback. Culver said Sumerel has a good understanding of the offense after backing up Alexander last year and that should help the offense

click. Jamie Dorroh is projected to be the Bobcats’ top receiving target. Culver said he possesses good speed and is a playmaker. The only skill player returning that accounted for a good chunk of the offense last season is running back Craig Saint. “He’s as strong as an ox,” Culver said. “When he wants to, he can bowl people over.” Anchoring the offensive line will be center Trevor Allison, who missed most of last season with an injury. Culver said Allison is eager to get on the field during his senior season. Defensively, the Bobcats will also have to recover from heavy losses. Dorroh will provide some experience in the secondary, but Colton Vickery and Kody Ortiz are first-year players. Brady Whitten, which Culver describes as a hard-nosed, tough-as-nails player, is a threeyear starter at linebacker. Austin Mercer will help anchor the defensive line.

AHSAA Class 2A, Region 8 2010 Record: 4-6

COACH

B o C u l v e r —This is his third season at Phil Campbell. He has a 7-13 career record. Culver led the Bobcats to a 3-7 record in 2009 and a 4-6 record in 2010. Phil Campbell was 25 in region play both years.

2011 SCHEDULE 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/27 The Game Plan

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Jamie Dorroh

Kody Ortiz

David Sparks

Tristen Godsey

Tyson Sumerel

Cody Fuller

Skyler Tacket

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Brady Whitten

Brent Whitten

Eric Odell

Brian Edgar

Craig Saint

Casey Galloway

Justin Knight

Junior

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Junior

No. 24

No. 33

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Dylan Haney

Colton Vickery

Cory Cheek

Tyler Jenkins

Damien Reeves

Austin Mercer

Jason Galloway

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No. 58

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Chris Frost

Johnny Cummings

Stuart Mokes

Nathan Duncan

Ty Snider

Wade Burcham

Trevor Allison

Junior

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No. 79

No. 89

Dylan Frederick

Aaron Miller

Corey Potter

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Red Bay Tigers Red Bay football coach Dale Jeffreys said there are several reasons for fans to get excited about the Tigers’ 2011 season. The team has a starting quarterback with two previous years of starting experience and the defense will be in the second year of a system that put up impressive numbers in 2010. “Last year we were four plays away from finishing 9-1,” Jeffreys said. “We have a lot more playmakers this year who can make those plays.” While the Tigers have some playmakers on the roster, there is one area they must avoid to have a good season — turnovers. “We can’t make mistakes and turn the ball over,” Jeffreys said. “That is what killed us last year.” While the Tigers lost a couple of running backs, there are several experienced players returning to the offense. Hunter Childers will be quarterbacking Red Bay for the third straight season while junior Matt Bellue will be the feature running back. Childers will have a trio of speedy receivers to

throw to in Dmitri Humphrey, Taylor Ozbirn and Austin Humphries. Seniors Ethan Blanton and Chance Wooten will anchor the offensive line. Defensively, senior Bradley Patterson and Belue will give Red Bay a pair of strong defense ends. The linebacking corps is also experienced with juniors Steven Wood and Justin Payne along with senior Kyle Robbins. Humphrey and Ozbirn will also play in the secondary for the Tigers. The experience Red Bay has will be crucial if the Tigers want to extend their playoff streak to 13 years. While there is quite a bit of experience, Jeffreys said there would not be as many players seeing time on both offense and defense. That means there will be some young players on the field for Red Bay, but that does not worry Jeffreys. “We’re playing more kids, who have been playing since they were younger,” Jeffreys said. “We are looking forward to seeing what they can do.”

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AHSAA Class 2A, Region 8 2010 Record: 5-6

COACH

D a l e J e f f r e y s —This is his 15th season overall, all of them at Red Bay. He has a 104-57 regular-season record and a 10-12 playoff record. He has made the playoffs the last 12 seasons.

2011 SCHEDULE 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 The Game Plan

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No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

No. 4

No. 5

No. 6

No. 7

Austin Miliam

Dmitri Humphrey

Tyler Jeffreys

Jade Pounders

Clay McNatt

Matt Belue

Chris Cruz

Senior

Eighth Grade

Ninth Grade

Sophomore

Junior

Sophomore

Eighth Grade

No. 8

No. 9

No. 10

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No. 12

No. 14

No. 15

Austin

Zach

Humphries

Taylor Ozbirn

Justin Payne

Hunter Childers

Steven Wood

Tyler Reach

Junior

Senior

Junior

Senior

Junior

Freshman

No. 20

No. 21

No. 22

No. 31

No. 39

No. 40

No. 50

Mike Ramirez

Reed Holt

Austin Childers

Nick Thorn

Matt Senkbeil

Barry Reach

Bailey Turbyfill

Junior

Eighth Grade

Ninth Grade

Eighth Grade

Sophomore

Sophomore

Eighth Grade

No. 51

No. 52

No. 53

No. 60

No. 62

No. 65

No. 66

Kyle Fuller

Dillion Gresham

Humphrey Sophomore

Weclowski

Kyle Robbins

Ethan Blanton

Jordan Turbyfill

Chance Wooten

Sophomore

Senior

Senior

Sophomore

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Sophomore

Ninth Grade

No. 68

No. 70

No. 71

No. 72

No. 73

No. 74

No. 75

Chris Beerbower

Bradley Patterson

Colby Knoblock

Jamal Anderson

Rickey Esparza

Austin Belue

McKinney

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Eighth Grade

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Sophomore

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Tharptown Usually the second year of a coach’s tenure with a program is a little smoother than the first year. Players have had a year to absorb the new system and are more familiar with what the coach expects. Tharptown’s Bill Smith faces a tough situation during his second season with the Wildcats. Tharptown lost 10 seniors from last year’s team, and will only have 18 varsity players in 2011. “The numbers are not good,” Smith said. “But we’ve got good kids and I expect a lot out of them.” One of the problems many fans will notice is that most of the skill players from last season are gone. Multiple threat players such as Jacob Parker and Brandon Cothrum will no longer be suiting up for the Wildcats this fall. Kelby Hallmark, Nick Long and Timothy Bryant will all take turns at different positions to give Tharptown the best match-ups each week.While there will be some quality athletes at the skill positions, Smith said there is one area of the offense that he is unsure about.

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“The question is the line,” Smith said. “The offensive line wasn’t strong last year.” William Washington and Brian George will be the anchors on the line. With only 18 players, Tharptown will have to play many members of the team on offense and defense, so the line could be a problem on that side of the ball as well. The Wildcats gave up several long runs to opponents last season, a problem that led to some lopsided losses. “We hope to improve on defense this year,” Smith said. Hallmark will be in the secondary to protect against the pass and Bryant will be at linebacker to try and stop the run. Smith is hoping the defense will come together by the opening game against Meek, a team that had several long runs against the Wildcats last year. The summer workouts did not go as well as Smith would have liked, but he is pleased with the effort in fall camp. “The players are out in the heat working hard,” Smith said.

AHSAA Class 1A, Region 8 2010 Record: 2-8

COACH

B i l l S m i t h — This is Smith’s second year as the Wildcats’ head coach. He guided Tharptown to a 2-8 record his first season. Tharptown is the fourth high school football program in Franklin County he has coached.

2011 SCHEDULE

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Kelby Hallmark

Blake McGee

John Donner

Will Little

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No. 32

No. 52

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No. 67

No. 72

Mike Rice

Cody Braly

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V i n a Red Devils Being one of the smallest public schools in the state can present a few problems, especially when you are trying to put together a football team. Vina is feeling the crunch this fall, as the Red Devils have only 15 varsity players. It hurts even more that Vina lost seven seniors from last year’s team. Head coach James Pharr is making the best of the situation though and is not allowing the players to use the small roster as an excuse not to work hard. “We’ve got to count on our seniors and skill players to do something,” Pharr said. “When called on, they have to make a play.” Fortunately for the Red Devils, many of the skill players from last season are back. Quarterback Nick Schmittou and wide receivers Adam Pharr and Clay Pierce, as well as running back Ethan Pharr, give the Red Devils quite a bit of experience. The biggest holes Vina needs to fill are

along the offensive and defensive lines, but Pharr has faith in the players he has and said Casey Poores, Blake Townsend and Adam Wilson will do a good job on the lines. While the low numbers do present a challenge — Pharr decided not to play a fall jamboree game to reduce the likelihood of injuries — Pharr said he sees some good signs in his team. “They are coachable this year,” Pharr said. “They are also in better shape than last year.” Pharr said being in shape will be the key to Vina’s success this season and a good way to prevent injuries. The Red Devils get a good dose of conditioning drills everyday at the end of practice to make sure they are fit when the season starts. Pharr said he likes the effort he has seen from his team this fall. “They are few in numbers, but they look like they can play,” Pharr said. “I am proud of them.”

AHSAA Class 1A, Region 8 2010 Record: 2-8

COACH

J a m e s P h a r r —This is Pharr’s second season as the head coach of the Red Devils. He is the principal of Vina High School and has been an assistant coach for the team. He guided the Red Devils to a 2-8 record in 2010, including a 2-5 record in region play.

2011 SCHEDULE

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Andrew Hester

Cody Renfrow

Nick Schmittou

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Drake Hester

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Justin Garritt

Hunter Lewis

Chris Lewis

Blake Townsend

Chase Burney

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Contributed For the past several years, the Russellville High School Marching Hundred has taken crowds on a rock ‘n’ roll musical experience during their halftime performances, but Band Director Gary McNutt said they planned to change things up this year. During this year’s season, the Marching Hundred’s show will be a tribute to the victims and first-responders of September 11 on the 10-year anniversary of the tragedy. The show tunes will include New-York themed songs like the popular “New York, New York,” as sung by Liza Minelli; “On Broadway;” music from “On the Town;” and the hit song from popular R&B singer Alicia Keys called “Empire State of Mind.” McNutt said they also have a patriotic tribute planned involving some of the local firemen and policemen. RHS Marching Hundred members: Lauren Alford, James Aycock, Sarah Aycock, Alexa Bailey, Richard Behena, Adam Bendall, Hannah Bendall, Blaze Bishop, Salvador Blanco, Meagan Bonds, Dakota Bonn, Casey Brandenburg, Chloe Brownell, Shelby Brownell, Dylan Burbey, Hunter Butler, Kylynn Channel, Dania Chavez, Maggie Coan, Nick Cook, Shelby Cooper, Lauren Crawford, Emily Crummie, Ariel Cummings, Austin Darling, Jake Davis, Tiffany Dean, TaLeah Demastus, Jessica Hutchins, Michaela Fish, Sara Fisher, Hank Forsythe, Chance Fretwell, Taylor Fretwell, Mikaila Fuller, Alyssa Gentry, Hannah George, Aaliyah Gholston, Katelynn Gordon, Brody Green, Haley Greenhill, Andrew Guinn, Jess Guzman, Cree Hamilton, Eddie Herlong, Kiyah Herlong, Caroline Holliman, Taylor Hollimon, Victoria Jackson, Daniel Jenkins, Brady Johnson, Sam Johnson, Aeriel Jones, Brandon Kennedy, Kimberly Lemus, Micah Malone, Haley Mansell, Erin Masterson, Brianna McCullar, Duncan McDowell, Jerica Meade, Bernie Moussad, Mary Beth Nichols, Anna Nieto, Hannah Pace, Hannah Pierce, Katie Pinkard, Alex, Richey, Hannah Rickard, Kaylee Rickard, Laken Robinson, Belen Sanchez, David Sanchez, Liza Scott (drum major), Matthew Sewell, Michael Sewell, Alyssa Shackleford, John Sheffield, Jordan Shelton, Anna C. Smith, Jerri Beth Smith, Jenna Sornberger, Evan Swinney, Hannah Swinney, Courtney Thornton, Madison Thompson, Maria Tomas, Taylor Townley, Tanner Vandiver, Laurel Wade, Danny Wilkerson, Lexi Williams, Reale Wilson and Megan Woodard. Symphonic Band (Not Pictured): Jordan Chadderdon, Bobbi Duncan, Zac Fullman, Lesley Gonzalez, Zach Lowery, Justin Shaffer, Amy Stafford, Anna M. Smith, Colby Spain and Josue Vargas.

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The Phil Campbell Band Contributed With the help of many friends, family members, businesses and organizations, the Phil Campbell High School Band is back on its feet following the devastating loss of the program’s band room and much of the equipment to the April 27 tornado. This season, the band will perform “The Show Must Go On” featuring the music of Queen in honor of their 40th anniversary. Music will include “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Bicycle Race,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Somebody to Love.” PCHS Band members: Kaylee Allen, Chris Burns, Danielle Burns, Kaitlyn Clark (drum major), Lauryn Clark, Jessica Clement, Loyal Dean, Madolyn Duncan, Devin Griggs, Amber Haithcock, Cody Haithcock, Trent Harris, Allison Harvey, Austin Hester, Michaela Holland, Luke Hurst, Alex Jackson, Dillon Jackson, Miranda Jackson, Jasmin Kinard, Amber Landers, Jacob Litteral, Savannah Marbutt, Stephanie McKee, Rachel Michael, Kim Morlan, Haleigh Moses, Shea Newell, Isabella O’Neal, Scarlett Ozbirn, Hannah Pharr, Faith Seal, Dylan Stidham, Madison Sutherland, Skyler Sutherland, Hunter, Swinney, Jessica Swinney, Nicole Swinney, Matt Wilson and Rocky Wilson. For more information on how to help rebuild the PCHS Band, go to Facebook and search for the group "One Brick at a Time."

The Red Bay Band Photo courtesy of Scotty Kennedy The Red Bay High School Band has been working hard in preparation for a new season. Band Director Erin Gilbert said she will have a young group this year but she’s looking forward to what the new year will hold. Since the group is still learning, the show tunes for this year’s show are subject to change, but Gilbert said she is proud of the progress her group has made this far. RBHS Band members: Maggie Bates, Levi Burney, Jason Byrd, Chris Crowder, Errin Day, Brady Dean, Ashley Ginn, Montana Gray, Morgan Gray, Destiny Higgins, Anna Jackson, Koley Kent, Krista Lindsay, Adrienne Lourenco, Emily McKinney, Megan Morrow, Cameron Patterson, Tarin Puckett, Brock Ray, Brooke Shewbart, Jodi Shotts and Eliza Williams.

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Alabama’s title hopes could rest on defense Nick Saban

Last year Alabama was so close to posting a third consecutive undefeated regular season. Yes, the Crimson Tide lost to South Carolina, LSU and Auburn, but those three losses were by a combined total of 18 points. Ask any member of the defense and they will be quick to tell you the problem the Tide had last season was finishing games. The loss that stung the most was the 28-27 loss to Auburn in which the Tide let a 24-point lead slip away. Members of the defense will also tell you that not finishing games will not be an issue in 2011. “As a defense we didn’t finish in that Auburn game,” said safety Mark Barron. “Never again will we go out and not finish like we did in that Auburn game.” Linebacker Dont’a Hightower also thinks this year’s defense will not only finish games, but will also go down as one of the best defenses in Alabama history.

“We have one of the most athletic defenses that’s been through Alabama,” Hightower said. “Last year, we lacked the speed part, getting after the quarterback. This year, I think it’s what our defense is about.” The defense will have to play strong for Alabama this season since the offense lost several key components of its recent success. Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram is gone, as is the potent passing combination of Greg McElroy and Julio Jones. The Crimson Tide’s offense is not entirely depleted — running back Trent Richardson is back, and he is getting early talk about being a Heisman favorite. “I love all the expectations,” Richardson said. “At the end of the day I want to live up to that.” If he does live up to the expectations and the defense plays as well as they are capable of doing, Alabama fans might just get what they want this fall — another national championship.

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Auburn loses many starters,still optimistic Usually winning a national championship brings a lot of perks to your program.You get a boost in recruiting and you typically get a high ranking in the polls at the start of the next season. While Auburn has not had much problem drawing in recruits in the Gene Chizik era, the Tigers did not get much love from poll voters to start the 2011 campaign. Auburn is ranked No. 19 in the USA Today Poll. The biggest reason for the drop in the poll is the perceived drop in the talent level in Auburn. Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton and Lombardi Trophy winning defensive tackle Nick Fairley are both in NFL training camps right now. But they are not the only members of the national championship team missing — Auburn lost 18 starters from last year’s squad. The Tigers lost eight starters on offense, eight on defense and two on special teams.

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Defensive tackle Nosa Eguae, one of the three returning starters on defense, said people are overlooking Auburn. “I think a lot of people in the media, they get misconstrued that being young is a lack of talent, and it’s not at Auburn,” Eguae said. “We have a lot of talent, and come Sept. 3 we’re looking to show off that talent on a stage.” Tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen said it does not bother him that people think the Tigers will have a bad season. “(The off-season workouts) are good like last year. People are underestimating us. It’s where we want to be,” Lutzenkirchen said. “I would rather prove people wrong than prove them right.” The Tigers have a lot of work to do to challenge for the Western Division title, let alone a conference or national title. But one thing Auburn proved repeatedly last year is that the Tigers love the role of the underdog.

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Coach says “We’ve had a very good off-season. We have a little bit more maturity, a little better leadership on this team, a little more experience in a lot of ways.” Nick Saban Players say “I love all the expectations. At the end of 2010 the day, I want to live up to that. I want to 10-3 overall, 5-3 in the SEC – Fourth in be able to say like ‘Hey, I did that’ or ‘We the SEC Western Division did that.’ At the same time, it’s hard because you’ve got a big target on your Projected finish back, but that’s nothing to be scared of.” First in the Western Division Running back Trent Richardson Briefly Expectations are high for the Crimson Tide in 2011. Two years removed from a national championship, Alabama is favored as the best team in the SEC despite losing several important players on offense.

“We have one of the most athletic defenses that’s been through Alabama. Last year, we lacked the speed part – getting after the quarterback. This year, I think, it’s what our defense is about. If we can get there faster, that relieves pressure off the defensive backs.” Linebacker Dont’a Hightower

Key players returning Trent Richardson (RB), Barrett Jones You might not know (OL), Dont’a Hightower (LB) and Mark Of the five coaches to guide Alabama to Barron (S). The Crimson Tide return 18 a national championship, none have had a starters from last year’s team. losing record on the field.The NCAA, however, stripped the 1993 Alabama team of several wins (the Crimson Tide was 9-3-1 Key losses on the field, but 1-12 following the NCAA Mark Ingram (RB), Greg McElroy (QB), sanctions) and stripped the 2007 Alabama Julio Jones (WR) and Marcell Darius (DL). team of five victories (the Crimson Tide The Crimson Tide lost seven starters from was 7-6 on the field, but 2-6 following the last year’s team. NCAA sanctions). (LB). The Tigers lost 18 starters from last year’s team. Coach says “So the journey from this point in time last year to now has been incredible for us. But...the minute our plane hit the ground in Montgomery on Jan. 11, we had moved on. We have been focused and locked in 2010 solely on the 2011 football season.” 14-0 overall, 8-0 in the SEC – First in the Gene Chizik SEC Western Division, beat South Players say Carolina in the SEC Championship Game, beat Oregon in the BCS National “I don’t think the numbers will go down this year, especially in the passing game. Championship Game They should go up, the rushing yards might go down, but if you look at Gus Projected finish Malzahn’s offense over the six years he’s Fifth in the Western Division been a college coach, his teams score Briefly points.” The Tigers are coming off a national Wide Receiver Emory Blake championship season, but much of the talent that earned Auburn its first title in more than 50 years is gone, including Heisman “I think a lot of people in the media, they Trophy winner Cam Newton and Lombardi get misconstrued that being young is a lack of talent, and it’s not at Auburn. We Trophy winner Nick Fairley. have a lot of talent, and come Sept. 3, we’re looking to show that talent on a Key players returning Michael Dyer (RB), Brandon Mosely stage.” Defensive Tackle Nosa Eguae (OL), Nosa Eguae (DE) and Neiko Thorpe (CB). The Tigers return six starters from last year’s team. You might not know Of the opponents on the 2011 schedule, Key losses Auburn has a losing record to only two of Cam Newtown (QB), Darvin Adams them. Auburn is 34-40-1 against Alabama (WR), Nick Fairley (DT) and Josh Bynes and 20-24-1 against LSU.

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Coach says “We obviously will try to build on last year. Very proud of last year, but we do understand that this is a new team.We will have to find out a lot about ourselves as we get started practicing here and find out what is going to make us the type of foot2009 ball team that we were a year ago.” 10-3 overall, 6-2 in the SEC – Second in Bobby Petrino the SEC Western Division Players say Projected finish “I wouldn’t say our preseason expectaThird in the Western Division tions have changed. We’ve had the same goals for two years now. We are coming Briefly back with the same goals we had last year The Razorbacks are coming off their and that’s to play for an SEC first trip to a BCS bowl game and are Championship and to play for the National poised to return to another in Bobby Championship.” Petrino’s fourth season at Arkansas. Wide Receiver Jarius Wright Those hopes took a hit in fall practice as running back Knile Davis suffered a sea- “On defense we have made a lot of son-ending injury. plays, but we know that we have so much more to achieve. We’re just going to perfect what coach (Willy) Robinson has in Key players returning store for us with the game plan.” Greg Childs (WR), Joe Adams (WR), Defensive End Tenarius Wright Jake Bequette (DE) and Tramain Thomas (S). The Razorbacks return 15 starters You might not know from last year’s team. Arkansas has played in the three longest games in NCAA history. It took seven overtime periods for the Key losses Razorbacks to defeat Ole Miss 58-56 in Ryan Mallett (QB), D.J. Williams (TE), 2001 and seven overtime periods to Ramon Broadway (CB) and Alex Tejada defeat Kentucky 71-63 in 2003. The (K). The Razorbacks lost nine starters Razorbacks lost to Tennessee 41-38 in six from last year’s team. overtime periods in 2002. did some great things that we’re going to continue to do. There were some things that were very good at Florida. Why change ‘em if they are working? “But obviously from a scheme standpoint, we feel a little differently defensively, do a little different offensively. 2010 Special teams, there will be a lot of con8-5 overall, 4-4 in the SEC – Second tinutiy” in the SEC Eastern Division Will Muschamp Projected finish Third in the Eastern Division

Players say “(Coach Will Muschamp) is very Briefly intense.You’ve seen him on highlights at The Gators open the 2011 season Texas, chest bumping his players. He’s a with new head coach Will Muschamp. great coach, great defensive coach. Florida is coming off its first five-loss Great intensity and he’s brought that to season since 2004. the team. We needed that, that giddy up.” Key players returning Quaterback John Brantley John Brantley (QB), Chris Rainey (RB/WR), Jeff Demps (RB) and “I think everybody has a chip on their Jonathan Bostic (LB). The Gators return shoulder. We want to be our best every 12 starters from last year’s team. Saturday and get back to Atlanta.” Defensive End William Green Key losses Mike Pouncy (C), Ahmad Black (S), Janoris Jenkins (CB) and Justin Trattou (DE). The Gators lost 12 starters from You might not know last year’s team. Florida holds the national record for consecutive games scoring a touchCoach says down on a pass. The Gators scored a “I think more than anything, if it’s not passing touchdown from Oct. 1, 1992 broke, don’t fix it. Urban (Meyer) did a through Oct. 4, 1997 – a span of 62 phenomenal job, he and his staff. They games.

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Coach says “Our challenge to our players, our veteran players and our young players, our new players, is to try and fill the void of some of the departure players we just lost. We lost a lot of production out of this past class. We have challenged our players to make sure they are filling that void.” Joker Phillips

starters from last year’s team. Coach says “There’s not one sense of doom or gloom. There’s only excitement, only guys that are so thankful that we’ve got a new season and a clean slate and the 2010 ability to play some great opponents to 6-7 overall, 3-5 in the SEC – Third in start the year. The expectations are just the SEC Eastern Division as high as they’ve ever been going into any season.” Projected finish Mark Richt Second in the Eastern Division Players say Briefly “The past is the past. What happened The Bulldogs are coming off their first last year, nobody is really proud of. We losing season since 1996 and will open can really change that this year. This is the season against Boise State, a pro- a new year; we’ve got a new schedule gram that likes to upset teams from and a new task at hand, so we’re lookmajor conferences. It will not get easier ing forward to that.” in the second week of the season when Cornerback Brandon Boykin Georgia hosts South Carolina. If the Bulldogs lose both of those games, the “As a unit this year, our receivers have hot seat head coach Mark Richt is sit- definitely taken it upon their back to step ting upon could get cranked up a few up. They understand they’ve got a huge more degrees. role to fill. They’re doing a great job at it so far. This summer, those guys have Key players returning looked awesome. They’re working hard Arron Murray (QB), Brandon Boykin and I am excited to see what they can (CB/KOR), Blair Walsh (PK) and Drew do.” Butler (P). The Bulldogs return 13 Quarterback Aaron Murray starters from last year’s team. Key losses You might not know A.J. Green (WR), Kris Durham (WR), The Bulldogs are 7-8 all time in games Washaun Ealey (TB) and Justin played in domed stadiums, including a Houston (DE). The Bulldogs lost 11 4-3 record in the Georgia Dome.

2010 11-2 overall, 6-2 in the SEC – Third in the SEC Western Division

Coach says “I think the schedule is as challenging as any I’ve been around. I look forward to preparing for it and taking them on one at a time. I look forward to the West Virginia game on the road and Tennessee. It’s going to be a great year, and one that with this team, I think it will be challenging but, again, a lot of fun to prepare for.” Les Miles

Players say “It’s a very different situation from last year. Last year we weren’t in the top rankProjected finish ings, but this year we are. We still have to Second in the Western Division take a humble approach to the season. Nothing is set yet. It’s just a preseason Briefly ranking. We have a lot to do to still be in The Tigers are one of the five SEC the top ranking at the end of the year.” teams to claim a national championship in Quarterback Jordan Jefferson the previous five seasons, and are expected to be one of the top teams in the con- “Playing a team like Oregon in the first ference in 2011. LSU is trying to extend its game, you really have to be on you’re Astreak of winning seasons to 12. game from the start.We can’t come in with any weaknesses. Obviously they’re a Key players returning great team; they made a national champiJordan Jefferson (QB), Rueben Randle onship run last year.The defense feels like (WR), Ryan Baker (LB) and Morris it’s more of our game than anything; they Claiborne (CB). The Tigers return 15 have a great offense and we have to come starters from last year’s team. out and try to play our game.” Linebacker Ryan Baker You might not know Key losses Terrence Tolver (WR), Drake Nevis (DT), Dating back to 1908, LSU claims seven Kelvin Sheppard (LB) and Patrick national championships, but only two of Peterson (CB). The Tigers lost 12 starters those teams went undefeated (10-0 in 1908 and 11-0 in 1958). from last year’s team.

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2010 6-7 overall, 2-6 in the SEC – Fifth in the SEC Eastern Division

Players say “We’ve got guys on the line who have a lot of experience and experience is a huge part of being a good player and Projected finish being a good group on the team. We’ve Fifth in the Eastern Division all played together for two years now and we’re really starting to come together and Briefly be able to rely on each other and trust Kentucky enters its second season each other.” under head coach Joker Phillips. The Offensive Guard Stuart Hines Wildcats, which return the top 11 tacklers from 2010, are trying to extend its school “I’m not really worried about the record of bowl appearances to six years. defense. I have the kind of relationship with everyone where I trust them to the extent that I know they are going to take Key players returning care of business. We have been through Larry Warford (OG), Stuart Hines (OG), so much together that we don’t have Danny Trevathan (LB) and Winston Guy room to make mistakes that are going to (LB/S). The Wildcats return 17 starters be costly.” from last year’s team. Linebacker Danny Trevathan Key losses You might not know Randall Cobb (WR/QB), Mike Hartline Kentucky has ranked in the nation’s top (QB), Derrick Locke (TB) and DeQuin 25 in attendance every year but one since Evans (DE). The Wildcats lost seven Commonwealth Stadium was expanded starters from last year’s team. in 1999. Summers (WR), Jerrell Powe (NT) and Johnny Brown (S). The Rebels lost eight starters from last year’s team.

2010 4-8 overall, 1-7 in the SEC – Sixth in the SEC Western Division

Coach says “We went back to work in January after really a disappointing year. I was really proud of our attitude and work ethic. We’ve had a very good summer, so I’m excited. It’s a brand-new year.” Houston Nutt

Players say “We were put at the bottom, the very Projected finish bottom. We’ve got to get back to the top. Sixth in the SEC Western Division We’ve got to win games; we’ve got to do something. It’s a horrible spot to be in from 4-8. We’ve just got to get back to the top. Briefly We’ve just got to climb.” The Rebels are trying to reverse the forRunning back Brandon Bolden tunes of 2010 when Ole Miss had a 4-8 record after posting 9-4 seasons in the “No matter what game it is, no matter previous two years. Head coach Houston who we’re playing, where we’re playing Nutt will be on the hot seat if the Rebels and what time, just go out and have fun struggle and rival Mississippi State contin- and do your best and that’s all you can ask ues to find success. for.That’s all really we can do and that’s all we can control. If we have fun and do what we’re supposed to do, then nine times out Key players returning of ten, the outcome is going to be a ‘W’.” Brandon Bolden (RB), Bradley Sowell Defensive End Kentrell Lockett (OT), Kentrell Lockett (DE) and D.T. Shackelford (DE). The Rebels return 16 starters from last year’s team. You might not know Since 1930 the Rebels have had 28 losKey losses ing seasons and have had back-to-back Jeremiah Masoli (QB), Markeith losing seasons 15 times.

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2010 9-4 overall, 4-4 in the SEC – Fifth in the SEC Western Division

Coach says “The question is, Are we that team that this year is going to come together, that is going to gel, work a little bit harder, believe in themselves, believe in each other a little bit more than everybody else out there and reach our potential to be the best that we can be?” Dan Mullen

Players say “Everything is motivation. I’ll be in the classroom (and motivated). I want to win at everything. The media say Alabama and LSU are at the top, but we’re workBriefly The Bulldogs will try to continue their ing hard for our turn and we will see.” Quarterback Chris Relf success under head coach Dan Mullen, who enters his third season at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs enter “The mindset is a whole lot different. the season ranked for the first time With coach Mullen, he wants us to do things a whole lot better this year than since the 1993 season. last year.” Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox Key players returning Chris Relf (QB), Vick Ballard (RB), Fletcher Cox (DL) and Charles Mitchell You might not know (DB). The Bulldogs return 15 starters Mississippi State has a winning record from last year’s team. in against only one of the 11 other members of the SEC. The Bulldogs are 12-7Key losses Derek Sherrod (OL), Chris White (LB), 2 against Vanderbilt, but has a losing K.J. Wright (LB) and Heath Hutchins record against the remainder of the con(P). The Bulldogs lost nine starters from ference. Projected finish Fourth in the Western Division

Coach says “What I felt like was important when we turned the page from last year was we had to...make a decision from the beginning that we weren’t going to allow youth to be an excuse for failure. I feel good about the talent level of our young players and how quickly they become every-down-dependable players in the SEC will determine what our 2010 success is on the field.” 6-7 overall, 3-5 in the SEC – Fourth Derek Dooley in the SEC Eastern Division Projected finish Fourth in the Eastern Division Briefly Tennessee is entering its second season under head coach Derek Dooley, who guided the Volunteers to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in 2010.

Players say “A lot of the young guys don’t know what to expect so we’ve got to get them in place. They’re learning as fast as they can. Until they get to the first game they probably won’t know how hard it is. But they are coming along well.” Defensive lineman Malik Jackson

“We’re on the right track with our Key players returning mentality. We’ve got to get our attiTyler Bray (QB), Tauren Poole (TB), tudes right and get ready to play some Justin Hunter (WR) and Malik Jackson big time football in a big time league.” (DL). The Volunteers return 13 Running back Tauren Poole starters from last year’s team. Key losses Luke Stocker (TE), Denarious Moore (WR), Nick Reveiz (LB), Victor Thomas (DL). The Volunteers lost 11 starters from last year’s team.

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You might not know Tennesse only 2-8 all time against teams ranked No. 1 in the country, but the Volunteers are 15-0 all time when entering the game ranked as the best team in the nation.

Key losses Patrick DiMarco (TE/FB), Tori Gurley (WR), Chris Culver (CB) and Josh Dickerson (LB). The Gamecocks lost 11 starters from last year’s team. Coach says “We made some progress last year. We’ve accomplished a few firsts, but there’s plenty more for us to go after. We feel like we’ve probably assembled the 2010 best group of players we’ve had in the 9-5 overall, 5-3 in the SEC – First in seven years now that I’ve been there. the SEC Eastern Division. Lost to But time will tell. Time will tell how this Auburn in the SEC Championship year’s team will do.” Game. Steve Spurrier Projected finish First in the Eastern Division

Players say “We are more experienced and more confident. Going into this season, we’re more together and just one. This year, Briefly we are more prepared.” Expectations are high for the Wide Receiver Alshon Jeffery Gamecocks, who look to earn their fourth consecutive bowl berth for the “We’ve got a lot of talent coming back. first time in school history and challenge We’re trying to build a family. If we do for the Eastern Division title along the that, then it’s going to be hard to beat way. Steve Spurrier enters his seventh us.” season with South Carolina . Running back Marcus Lattimore Key players returning Marcus Lattimore (RB), Alshon Jeffery (WR), Stephen Garcia (QB) and Stephon Gilmore (CB). The Gamecocks return 13 starters from last year’s team.

You might not know The Gamecocks have had two coaches earn National Coach of the Year Honors. Joe Morrison was the first, earning his award in 1984. Lou Holtz earned his award in 2000. Coach says “I’ve just been blown away by the commitment that our players have made. They’ve bought in completely to what we’re doing. It’s been exciting as a firstyear coach to watch that all come together with the staff I’ve been able to put together.” James Franklin

2010 2-10 overall, 1-7 in the SEC – Sixth in the SEC Eastern Division

Players say “Coach Franklin’s main thing is a lot of confidence. If you don’t have any confiProjected finish dence, you aren’t going to play with conSixth in the Eastern Division fidence and you’re losing off the bat. I feel that’s what he’s brought to the program, Briefly is confidence.” Vanderbilt enters the 2011 season Cornerback Casey Hayward under new head coach James Franklin, who is in his first season as a head “The fans are going to see a little bit of coach. From 2008-10 Franklin was the everything. The versatility of the offense assistant head coach/offensive coordina- is the main thing they’re going to like, with tor/quarterbacks coach at Maryland. the different personnel groupings and the different formations we have. It will allow Key players returning us to do some things and put defenses in Chris Marve (LB), Casey Hayward a bind.” (DB), Sean Richardson (S) and Brandon Quarterback Larry Smith Barden (TE). The Commodores return 23 starters from last year’s team, includYou might not know ing all 11 on offense. Of the opponents on the Commodores’ schedule in 2011, there are four against Key losses which Vanderbilt does not have a losing Theron Kadri (DE), Nate Campbell record. Vanderbilt holds a 7-6 series lead (LB) and John Stokes (LB). The against Wake Forest, is tied with Army 4Commodores lost three starters from last 4, is tied with Connecticut 1-1 and has year’s team. never played Elon.

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2011 Southeastern Conference Football Schedules Alabama Crimson Tide Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 5 12 19 26

KENT ST. at Penn St. NORTH TEXAS ARKANSAS at Florida VANDERBILT at Ole Miss TENNESSEE LSU at Mississippi St. GEORGIA SO. at Auburn

Arkansas Razorbacks Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

Florida Gators Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 10 17 24 1 8 15 29 5 12 19 26

FLORIDA ATL. UAB TENNESSEE at Kentucky ALABAMA at LSU at Auburn vs. Georgia VANDERBILT at So. Carolina FURMAN FLORIDA ST>

3 10 15 24 1 8 15 22 5 12 19 25

vs. Oregon NW. STATE at Mississippi St. at West Virginia KENTUCKY FLORIDA at Tennessee AUBURN at Alabama W. KENTUCKY at Ole Miss ARKANSAS

South Carolina Gamecocks Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 10 17 24 1 8 15 29 5 12 19 26

EAST CAROLINA at Georgia NAVY VANDERBILT AUBURN KENTUCKY at Mississippi St. at Tennessee at Arkansas FLORIDA THE CITADEL CLEMSON

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MISSOURI ST. NEW MEXICO TROY ALABAMA vs. Texas A&M AUBURN at Ole Miss at Vanderbilt SO. CAROLINA TENNESSEE MISSISSIPPI ST. at LSU

Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov.

Georgia Bulldogs Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

Louisiana St. Tigers Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 10 17 24 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 25

Auburn Tigers

3 10 17 24 1 8 15 29 5 12 19 26

vs. Boise St. SO. CAROLINA COASTAL CAR. at Ole Miss MISSISSIPPI ST. at Tennessee at Vanderbilt vs. Florida NEW MEX. ST. AUBURN KENTUCKY at Georgia Tech

Ole Miss Rebels Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 10 17 24 1 15 22 29 5 12 29 26

BYU SO. ILLINIOS at Vanderbilt GEORGIA at FRESNO ST. ALABAMA ARKANSAS at Auburn at Kentucky LOUISIANA TECH LSU at Mississippi St.

Tennessee Volunteers Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 10 17 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26

MONTANA CINCINNATI at Florida BUFFALO GEORGIA LSU at Alabama SO. CAROLINA MIDDLE TENN. at Arkansas VANDERBILT at Kentucky

3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29 12 19 26

UTAH ST. MISSISSIPPI ST. at Clemson FLORIDA ATL. at So. Carolina at Arkansas FLORIDA at LSU OLE MISS at Georgia SAMFORD ALABAMA

Kentucky Wildcats Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

1 10 17 24 1 8 22 29 5 12 19 26

vs. W. Kentucky CEN. MICHIGAN LOUISVILLE FLORIDA at LSU at So. Carolina JACKSONVILLEST. MISSISSIPPI ST. OLE MISS at Vanderbilt at Georgia TENNESSEE

Mississippi St. Bulldogs Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

1 10 15 24 1 8 15 29 5 12 19 26

at Memphis at Auburn LSU LOUISIANA TECH at Georgia at UAB SO. CAROLINA at Kentucky UT-MARTIN ALABAMA at Arkansas OLE MISS

Vanderbilt Commodores Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 10 17 24 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26

ELON CONNECTICUT OLE MISS at So. Carolina ALABAMA GEORGIA ARMY ARKANSAS at Florida KENTUCKY at Tennessee at Wake Forest

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