SEC Football Championship Game

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa scrambles during the first half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson in Santa Clara, Calif. Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, like Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Now, Tagovailoa has, too, after an almost too-good-to-be-true start to his college career. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 23, 2019 - 4:07 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, incluiding Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback believes he can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Tagovailoa can relate to their experiences after an almost...
Read More
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after a team photo prior to Alabama's fall camp fan-day college football scrimmage, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama is hardly immune to change, with an assemblage of new assistant coaches and the next wave of blue-chip prospects replacing the old ones. Two constants remain: coach Nick Saban and championship expectations. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
August 12, 2019 - 10:37 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is still king in the Southeastern Conference, if not nationally. Nothing that happened in the national championship game changed that, beyond serving as a heartening reminder that Nick Saban's Crimson Tide isn't in fact invulnerable. The pursuit continues in the SEC...
Read More
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm throws a pass during the team's first scheduled NCAA college football practice in Athens, Ga. Georgia fully expects to contend for a national championship. Now, the Bulldogs have to show they can finish the job after coming tantalizingly close the last two seasons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
August 12, 2019 - 9:48 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia begins another season with the highest of expectations. None of that will matter if the Bulldogs don't finish stronger. Coach Kirby Smart has quickly built a powerhouse between the hedges, guiding his team to the national championship game two seasons ago and a shot at...
Read More
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart watches drills during the team's first scheduled NCAA college football practice Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 02, 2019 - 3:13 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — If you're looking for a terser-than-usual response from Kirby Smart, just bring up how the last two seasons ended. The Georgia coach will shoot you a steely eyed glare that falls somewhere between disgust and disdain, then respond with a banal cliche that makes it clear you're...
Read More
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 17, 2019 - 12:23 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — It's easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There's nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come from scarcely getting challenged...
Read More
July 16, 2019 Birmingham: Georgia head coach Kirby Smart holds his press conference at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel during SEC Media Days on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Birmingham. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 16, 2019 - 11:05 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern Conference...
Read More
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 16, 2019 - 2:02 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 4 p.m. If Texas A&M is going to be among the best teams in the country this season, the Aggies are going to have to beat some of the nation's preseason favorites. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday during SEC media days that he...
Read More
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurst talks to coach Lincoln Riley during practice in Norman, Okla., Monday, April 1, 2019. (Kyle Phillips/The Norman Transcript via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 7:17 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts learned at a basketball game just how much Sooners fans already had embraced him. The week Oklahoma announced that Hurts was transferring from Alabama, he was watching halftime festivities during the Sooners' game against Vanderbilt...
Read More