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Texas president Powers expected to remain in current position

Bill Powers, one of Mack Brown's biggest supporters, is expected to keep his job as president of the University of Texas.<p>University of Texas …

Steve Spurrier Was on Fire During His Capital One Bowl Press Conference

In a career that has featured as many must-see press conferences as must-see games, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier was at it again during Thursday’s Capital One Bowl presser.<p>This time around, nobody was safe.<p>Not even his former employer, the Florida Gators, where Spurrier was a …

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Steve Spurrier says he didn’t know that Jadeveon Clowney’s car could go that fast

Steve Spurrier was in rare form on Thursday. The always quotable South Carolina coach commented on his star defensive end's speeding ticket on …

SEC recruiting storylines: Dec. 12

SEC Football: 4 Coaches Who Will Start 2014 on the Hot Seat

Despite the efforts of some of the best "sources," the 2013-14 offseason looks to be a placid one for the SEC's coaching carousel.<p>That doesn't mean things are all sunshine and apple pie in the nation's most elite conference, however. With the SEC playing for its eighth straight national …

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The troll ball coach quiz: Guess Steve Spurrier's best quotes of 2013

Steve Spurrier is pretty good at coaching football and exceptionally good at sneaking undermining, sarcastic, subtly loaded disses into most everything he says. So which of these 19 quotes below are actual Spurrier-isms, and which did we make up?<p>Steve Spurrier is many things, some of them more …

SEC Football: 5 Teams Who Are Sure to Regress in 2014

If you play in the SEC and you're not doing everything you can to get better throughout the year, it's going to show. While a number of premier teams in the conference have enjoyed successful seasons in 2013, not everybody is going to improve upon their win total in 2014.<p>It's just how it goes, and …

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SEC Football: 5 Early Predictions for 2014

How much longer can the SEC continue its reign of dominance?<p>The question has lingered for the past several years.<p>Yet there’s legitimate reason to believe the 2014 season stands to be the greatest challenge yet for the league, which will have either won the final BCS championship or will have won …

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Heisman Trophy 2014: How Mike Davis Can Start Campaign in Capital One Bowl

No player has ever won the Heisman Trophy based on his performance in a bowl game the year before, but he can certainly put his name in the early conversation.<p>South Carolina tailback Mike Davis has rather quietly rushed for 1,134 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore for the 10-2 Gamecocks, and he …

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South Carolina Football: Jadeveon Clowney's South Carolina Legacy

COLUMBIA, S.C.—One game away from wrapping up his college career, South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has already proved one thing definitively.<p>He's not Superman.<p>But he's close.<p>Almost universally regarded as the top high school player in the nation when he signed with the …

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SEC lunchtime links

For the first time since August, we've reached a Friday with no SEC football on tap tomorrow. That's the bad news. The good news is that bowl play …