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CBSSports.com's Barrett Sallee keeps our fingers on the pulse of the conference with the twice-weekly show. He sniffs out truth from B.S. in his Coach Speak segment on Mondays, while giving the definitive word on controversial hot topics in his Rulin...Show More
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SEC's Top Running Backs #2: Kentucky's Bennie Snell

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2018

There is no shortage of elite running backs in the SEC, but four stand out above the rest. Barrett Sallee gives you his top four rushers, including Kentucky's Benny Snell, one of the conference's most underrated players. Peter Millar’s quality, c...Show More
Barrett's Mailbag: Will Vanderbilt Ever Win the SEC East?

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2018

Five of the seven teams in the SEC East have found their way to Atlanta for the championship game. Could Vanderbilt ever join that group? Barrett Sallee looks at the Commodores' chances in this question from the mailbag. Peter Millar’s quality, ...Show More
Barrett's Mailbag: Could Mike Leach be a Candidate at Missouri?

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2018

There's no need to panic at Missouri yet, but Tigers' head coach Barry Odom is definitely on a bit of a hot seat going into the 2018 season. If he fails to make it, could Washington State's Mike Leach be a viable candidate? Barrett Sallee considers...Show More
Who Are The Best Running Backs in the SEC?

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2018

Running the football has always been a way of life in the SEC, and while the three yards and a cloud of dust philosophy may be a thing of the past, the need for an elite rusher remains a high priority. Barrett Sallee gives you his four best runners ...Show More
Which SEC Schools Benefit the Most From the New NCAA Rules?

0:00 | Jun 18th, 2018

Two huge policy changes shook college football this past week, as the NCAA set into effect new rules that will have an immediate impact on this season. Barrett Sallee takes a look at two SEC schools who will be the biggest benefactors, then welcomes...Show More
SEC's Best QBs #4: Missouri's Drew Lock

0:00 | Jun 14th, 2018

There are a lot of top flight quarterbacks lining up under center this fall, but who is the best of the best? Barrett Sallee reveals his top four, plus four more who could easily join the ranks of the elite with a solid 2018 season, with Missouri's ...Show More
Who Are The Top Quarterbacks in the SEC?

0:00 | Jun 14th, 2018

There are a lot of top flight quarterbacks lining up under center this fall, but who is the best of the best? Barrett Sallee reveals his top four, plus four more who could easily join the ranks of the elite with a solid 2018 season.
Barrett's Mailbag: Will Kentucky Ever Beat Florida Again?

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

It's been over three decades since Kentucky walked off the field a winner against the Florida Gators. When will the Wildcats get their next win in this series? Barrett Sallee examines this SEC East rivalry in this question from the mailbag.
SEC Heisman Odds: Who's Got a Real Shot and Who Has No Chance?

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

College football's brightest stars call the SEC home, so its no surprise several of the league's best made their way onto the early Heisman odds from Bovada. Barrett Sallee gives you the best bets and worst values to consider for your wagers.
SEC Heisman Odds: Drew Lock Won't Win Enough to Get Real Consideration

0:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

College football's brightest stars call the SEC home, so its no surprise several of the league's best made their way onto the early Heisman odds from Bovada. Barrett Sallee gives you the best bets and worst values to consider for your wagers.
What are the Best Bets for SEC Win Totals + Breaking Down the SEC's Best Rivalries

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2018

As legalized gambling begins to take root across the country, there's no better time than now to start placing your bets on this season's college football action. Barrett Sallee looks at the some win total over/unders he thinks could be profitable f...Show More
Barrett's Best Bets: Missouri Over or Under 7.5 Wins?

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2018

Missouri remains one of the big question marks of the SEC offseason, as the Tigers return a great core and possibly the conference's best quarterback, but coaching remains a giant concern. Can the Tigers go over their projected total of wins? Barre...Show More
What Are the Games to Mark on Your Calendar + Wrapping Up SEC Spring Meetings

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2018

Every week in the SEC is loaded with games you don't want to miss, but what are the ones you cannot miss this upcoming season? Barrett Sallee has six games he's already circled on the calendar, from great rivalries to intra-conference showdowns, the...Show More
What Was Learned at SEC Spring Meetings?

0:00 | May 31st, 2018

There was no shortage of topics to start what Steve Spurrier once coined as Talking Season, as the SEC Spring Meetings in Destin, FL put some possible new ideas into play. Barrett Sallee hits all of the highlights, plus takes some questions from the...Show More
What Coaches Will Dominate the Headlines in the SEC + SEC Spring Meetings Preview

0:00 | May 28th, 2018

There's no questions the top coaches in the game call the SEC home, but who will be the one bringing home the Coach of the Year award? Who is on the hot seat? Barrett Sallee looks to the sidelines for part three of his four part preview, then previ...Show More
SEC Coaching Predictions: It's a "Hinge Year" For Barry Odom at Missouri

0:00 | May 28th, 2018

Coming off a late season push that saw Missouri back in a bowl game, its tough to say head coach Barry Odom would be on a hot seat. Barrett Sallee explains that Odom may not be on the firing line yet, but he needs a good season to settle his situati...Show More
SEC Spring Meetings: Will the Conference Move Towards Alcohol Sales?

0:00 | May 28th, 2018

Football and an ice cold beer go hand in hand, unless you're at a game on an SEC campus. Will this be the year the conference moves to allow schools to sell alcohol at games? Barrett Sallee says it could finally be time for that controversial decis...Show More
SEC Coaching Predictions: Derek Mason Needs to Improve Now

0:00 | May 28th, 2018

Vanderbilt has the pieces to be competitive in the SEC East, but last season's record means Derek Mason could be coaching for his job in 2018. Barrett Sallee takes a look at what the Commodores' head man needs to do this season. Peter Millar’s qu...Show More
Two Big Items on the SEC Spring Meetings Docket + Bill Bender SEC's Early Predictions

0:00 | May 24th, 2018

Next weekend, the SEC's leadership will be in Destin for its annual spring meeting, and there are two big ticket items on the docket for review. Barrett Sallee breaks both pieces of legislation down, then talks with Bill Bender of the Sporting News ...Show More
SEC Player Predictions: Drew Lock Won't Meet the Hype

0:00 | May 21st, 2018

Drew Lock returned for his season hoping to improve on an incredible junior campaign. Barrett Sallee thinks with a new offensive coordinator calling plays, Lock won't be able to match last year's success.
Players to Watch This Upcoming Season + Does Joe Burrow Make LSU a Contender?

0:00 | May 21st, 2018

Who are the players that will dominate the headlines in the SEC this upcoming season? Which freshman will have the biggest day one impact? Which stars won't deliver on the preseason hype? Barrett Sallee has all the names you'll be talking about th...Show More
QB Issues at LSU and Florida, Best SEC Heisman Candidates, and Texas Fears Texas A&M

0:00 | May 17th, 2018

Quarterbacks are always the most important topic in college football, and this offseason has a lot of focus on that position in the SEC. Barrett Sallee looks at the situations developing at LSU and Florida, then talks three SEC quarterbacks who shou...Show More
Way Too Early SEC East Disappointment: Missouri Tigers

0:00 | May 14th, 2018

Drew Lock returns, but Missouri's decision to bring Derek Dooley aboard as offensive coordinator has Barrett Sallee concerned the Tiger quarterback could regress, and his team with him. That's why he's got Missouri as his disappointment team in the ...Show More
Way Too Early Preview: Division Winners, Surprise Teams, and Who Will Disappoint

0:00 | May 14th, 2018

It might be a little far into the offseason to call it a way too early preview, but Barrett Sallee brings you the first of a four part series covering everything he's expecting to this fall in the SEC. Today its all about the teams, as Barrett gives...Show More
New Coaching Millionaires + Ruling on CBSSports.com's Coaching Rankings

0:00 | May 10th, 2018

When its the offseason, you know you are going to see a lot of lists. CBSSports.com recently ordered all the Power 5 head coaches, and Barrett Sallee goes back through to give some thoughts in Ruling on the Field. Barrett also looks at some SEC ass...Show More
Barrett Sallee: Let the Joe Burrow Sweepstakes Begin

0:00 | May 10th, 2018

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow has announced his intention to transfer out, and a number of SEC schools would be great fits for the former Buckeye. Barrett Sallee takes a look at the potential contenders for Burrow's services.
Alabama Has the One-Up on Central Florida + One Former SEC QB Says Take Pruitt Over Smart

0:00 | May 7th, 2018

It may be one of the slow periods in the SEC offseason, but there are still plenty of storylines popping up weekly around the conference. Barrett Sallee breaks all of that down, plus goes into the mailbag for a couple of questions from you, the list...Show More
Barrett's Mailbag: Will Kentucky Make it Three Straight Bowls?

0:00 | May 7th, 2018

Kentucky has built the foundation under Mark Stoops, can the Wildcats add to that this season with another bowl appearance? Barrett Sallee makes his prediction with this question from the mailbag.
Who Is Looking Good After Spring Practice And Who Has Questions to Answer?

0:00 | May 3rd, 2018

Spring practice is over across the SEC, and now teams head into the offseason hoping what was learned sticks with the players. Barrett Sallee has two teams he thinks are in great shape following the preseason, and two others that have a lot of quest...Show More
Who Found the Best Fit in the NFL Draft + Wrapping Up Shea Patterson's Saga

0:00 | Apr 30th, 2018

Once again, the SEC led the nation in draft picks, and a number of 2017's stars are headed to the next level. Barrett Sallee takes a look at the players he thinks landed in the best spot, plus wraps up the now finalized saga surrounding Shea Patters...Show More
SEC Post-Spring Power Rankings: #13 Kentucky Wildcats

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2018

Spring practice is done across the SEC, so its time to recalculate the Preseason Power Rankings. Barrett Sallee goes top to bottom across the conference with his analysis, and has the Kentucky Wildcats coming in at #13.
SEC Post-Spring Power Rankings: #14 Vanderbilt Commodores

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2018

Spring practice is done across the SEC, so its time to recalculate the Preseason Power Rankings. Barrett Sallee goes top to bottom across the conference with his analysis, starting with Vanderbilt at #14.
SEC Post-Spring Power Rankings: #11 Missouri Tigers

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2018

Spring practice is done across the SEC, so its time to recalculate the Preseason Power Rankings. Barrett Sallee goes top to bottom across the conference with his analysis, putting Missouri in at #11.
Who's Moved Up in the Post-Spring Power Rankings + SEC in the NFL Draft First Round

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2018

Spring practice is done across the SEC, so its time to recalculate the Preseason Power Rankings. Barrett Sallee goes top to bottom across the conference with his analysis, plus takes a look at the SEC superstars his CBS Sports colleague Will Brinson...Show More
Three Spring Games Highlight Quarterback Battles to Watch

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Five SEC teams played their spring game this past Saturday, and in three of them saw questions rise from the scrimmage at the most important position. Barrett Sallee tracks all five games, then welcomes Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated to break d...Show More
Do Alabama and Georgia Start Their Path to the National Title With This Weekend's Spring Games?

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2018

Alabama and Georgia look to keep their spots atop the SEC in 2018, and it begins this weekend with their respective spring games. Barrett Sallee previews those two plus three other scrimmages happening this weekend, plus welcomes ESPN's Booger McFar...Show More
Barrett's Mailbag: Could Benny Snell Be a Heisman Candidate?

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2018

If you asked the average fan who is the SEC's leading returning rusher, they probably wouldn't guess Kentucky's Benny Snell. Could Snell parlay a big season into Heisman candidacy? Barrett Sallee answers that question from his mailbag. Stop hair...Show More
Three Quarterback Battles to Watch + SEC Spring Game Recaps

0:00 | Apr 16th, 2018

Four more spring games wrapped up the preseason around the SEC this past weekend. Barrett Sallee takes a look at each one to see what we can learn about those teams, plus hits three different schools who have three different kinds of quarterback bat...Show More
Spring Game Recap: Missouri Tigers

0:00 | Apr 16th, 2018

Four SEC schools wrapped up spring with the annual showcase game this past weekend. Barrett Sallee goes across the conference to recap all four games and give his thoughts on how each team looks set for the fall. Stop hair loss the easy way with ...Show More
Spring Game Recap: Kentucky Wildcats

0:00 | Apr 16th, 2018

Four SEC schools wrapped up spring with the annual showcase game this past weekend. Barrett Sallee goes across the conference to recap all four games and give his thoughts on how each team looks set for the fall. Stop hair loss the easy way with ...Show More
Four More Spring Games to Preview + Why Ole Miss is Right Against Shea Patterson

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2018

Spring practice comes to an end this weekend at four more SEC schools with the annual spring games. Barrett Sallee breaks down all four, plus answers some of your questions from the mailbag, and goes into detail of why he feels Ole Miss is doing the...Show More
Spring Game Preview: Missouri Tigers

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2018

Four SEC programs will take the field for the end of spring practice this weekend. Barrett Sallee takes a look all of those upcoming showcases and details what he's looking for in the action from Gainesville, College Station, Columbia, and Lexington...Show More
Spring Game Preview: Kentucky Wildcats

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2018

Four SEC programs will take the field for the end of spring practice this weekend. Barrett Sallee takes a look all of those upcoming showcases and details what he's looking for in the action from Gainesville, College Station, Columbia, and Lexington...Show More
Spring Football Focus: Peter Burns On Kentucky and Mark Stoops Building Confidence

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

Kentucky continues to build up its program under Mark Stoops, and the Wildcats want to take another step forward this season. Peter Burns of the SEC Network was in Lexington recently, and he tells Barrett Sallee he saw a team that was growing in con...Show More
Spring Game Recaps + Making Sense of ESPN's Projected Win Totals in the SEC

0:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

Three SEC programs capped off the preseason with spring games this past weekend. Barrett Sallee visits all three to see what, if anything can be learned from those performances, and welcomes Peter Burns of the SEC Network to give his thoughts on som...Show More
Spring Game Preview + Breaking Down the SEC East Quarterbacks

0:00 | Apr 5th, 2018

Three SEC programs will take the field for the end of spring practice this weekend. Barrett Sallee takes a look all of those upcoming showcases, then hits on the SEC East's top quarterbacks. Who's the best of the bunch? Stop hair loss the easy...Show More
SEC East Quarterback Breakdown: Vanderbilt's Kyle Shurmur

0:00 | Apr 5th, 2018

There are some teams in the SEC East blessed with talented quarterbacks, and some teams still trying to figure things out at the most important position. Barrett Sallee goes team by team to look at the signal callers who will decide the division. ...Show More
SEC East Quarterback Breakdown: Kentucky's Gunnar Hoak

0:00 | Apr 5th, 2018

There are some teams in the SEC East blessed with talented quarterbacks, and some teams still trying to figure things out at the most important position. Barrett Sallee goes team by team to look at the signal callers who will decide the division. ...Show More
SEC East Quarterback Breakdown: Missouri's Drew Lock

0:00 | Apr 5th, 2018

There are some teams in the SEC East blessed with talented quarterbacks, and some teams still trying to figure things out at the most important position. Barrett Sallee goes team by team to look at the signal callers who will decide the division. ...Show More
Mid-Spring Storylines to Watch, Mike Golic Jr. Talks SEC, and Barrett's Mailbag

0:00 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Spring practice is wrapping up at some SEC schools and just heating up at others. Barrett Sallee talks a look at all the hot topics around college football's best conference, then catches up with ESPN's Mike Golic Jr., fresh off his guest referee pe...Show More