ATLANTA -- There is no escaping Nick Saban's influence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on each of the four days of the SEC's media gathering.
ATLANTA -- Gus Malzahn knows success. In three years as offensive coordinator for the Auburn football team, Malzahn was part of a national championship. In five years as the Tigers' head coach, he has led the program to a national championship game and is 1-1 in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game.
ATLANTA -- North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora became a topic of discussion Thursday at Southeastern Conference Media Days.
ATLANTA -- Nick Saban saw this coming. After an offseason of debate by nearly everyone outside his program, Alabama's football coach knew people were going to ask Wednesday if he had decided between Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa as Alabama's starting quarterback.
Chris Lemonis' first coaching staff as Mississippi State's baseball coach is complete. Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball.com reported and a source confirmed to The Dispatch that MSU has hired North Carolina State pitching coach Scott Foxhall to the same position on Lemonis' staff. He will join Jake Gautreau as the other assistant coach and Kyle Cheesebrough as the volunteer assistant and coordinator of camps.
ATLANTA -- In two seasons as the Mississippi State football team's starting quarterback, Nick Fitzgerald has never had a season completion percentage greater than 56 percent.
ATLANTA -- Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald made a pact with his friends on the MSU baseball team, relief pitcher Riley Self in particular.
ATLANTA -- For all their talk about wanting what is best for players, Southeastern Conference football coaches draw the line at new rules pushing the sport closer to free agency.
Chris Lemonis' first coaching staff as Mississippi State's baseball coach is now complete.
STARKVILLE -- Jessika Carter didn't want to be predictable.
Well it's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing.
ATLANTA -- It's one thing to be the hot newcomer, the one with all eyes on him thus a right to the attention based on the timing. It's another to command a group from the beginning to end with no outside boost to help one keep that command.
ATLANTA -- Over nine seasons with a 69-46 record at Mississippi State, Dan Mullen's suitors were frequent and consistent. He received calls from other programs with bigger stadiums, bigger athletic budgets, bigger aspirations. As Mullen remembers it, this became something his wife Megan grew accustomed to.
ATLANTA -- The spread option run systems that have taken over college football in the last decade have come to love the cut block, as the play doesn't demand much time and the cut block can accomplish that.
It's easy to get excited about Jessika Carter after talking to those who have been close to her for the past four years.
RJ DeLoach knew Anthony Carlyle was serious about basketball from the beginning.
Blayze Berry already has built a name for himself thanks to his exploits on the summer travel ball circuit.
ATLANTA -- Greg Sankey was about 13 months into his tenure as the commissioner of the Southeastern Conference in the summer of 2016 when he and his predecessor, Mike Slive, met at a Starbucks in Birmingham.
ATLANTA -- Erik McCoy knew to expect different as the Texas A&M football program changed coaching hands from Kevin Sumlin to Jimbo Fisher, but what exactly to expect eluded him.
A loaded signing class for Mississippi State's wide receiving corps will be a little lighter than hoped.
1. Fitzgerald tweaks throwing mechanics COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Lemonis hires Foxhall to complete MSU staff COLLEGE SPORTS
3. No mohawk, blond tips for Fitzgerald at SEC Media Days COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Saban casts shadow over SEC Media Days COLLEGE SPORTS