With less than two months togo between today and the kickoff of college football season, the internet's bound to be aflutter with all sorts of team predictions, comparisons, breakdowns, and whatever else it is that we football fans will be mindlessly trudging through to prepare for the fall. "How will this particular team replace these particular players?" "Will star recruit live up to the hype?" "Whose got the best players of a certain position group?"
It's tiring, it's unreliable, and it's oftentimes the product of hastily-done research, but without any actual football to go by, it's all we've got for now. So enjoy the following, if you can, and take it all with a huge grain of salt. That's why you play the game, football isn't won on paper, and all those cliches obviously apply.
- Here's the SEC on SBNation's rankings of the SEC's defensive lines. This week, we will roll out our rankings of the SEC's offensive lines, so if you have any thoughts on that then be sure to share them in the comments.
- Athlon Sports has ranked the SEC's offensive lines and, I must say, I think they give the Rebs a bit too much credit.
- Fox Sports has Ole Miss winning nine games, five of which over SEC teams. That means the Rebs have three losses, and they're thinking those come somewhere out of Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn, and Tennessee.
- All-American Safety Cody Prewitt has earned his fair share of preseason hype, being named by many publications as one of the SEC's best players($), the conference's best safety, and one of the SEC's "biggest hitters."
- Oxford is listed as the top college town to retire to, surprising nobody.
- Did you know that incoming freshman defensive lineman Chris Williams is Killer Mike's nephew?