• Why Atlanta is the College Football capital of the World

      In August of 1984 one of my big career dreams came true when I was hired by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to cover college football. Mrs. Barnhart was happy for me and never complained when I left her behind in North Carolina to sell the house and move everything, including our two-year-old daughter, back home […]
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  • Is Alabama-Florida State the “G.O.A.T?” Yep. And here’s why.

      As are most things in our hyper-driven social media culture, the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) tag is overused and misused. Let’s face it folks, there just ain’t that many things in life that are the “G.O.A.T.” This one is. Today the preseason Associated Press poll, which is voted on by 61 ultra-wise members […]
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  • What would be your ultimate SEC road trip for the 2017 season?

      I don’t know about you, but on days like this it feels like the season is never going to get here. I mean, we’ve been talking and speculating about this stuff non-stop since SEC Media Days in early July. So let’s take a break from the grind of training camp and answer today’s question: […]
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  • Why do people still doubt Jalen Hurts?

      Here is what Jalen Hurts did as a true freshman quarterback for Alabama in 2017: **–Completed 62.8 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He averaged 7.3 yards per completion. **–Helped lead Alabama from a 24-3 deficit to win 48-43 at Ole Miss. **–Went into a very hostile atmosphere at LSU […]
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