Is Alabama still head and shoulders above the rest of the SEC?
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Once upon a time, dorm rooms were installed into LSU's stadium for more than 50 years. At one point, the football team even lived there.
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No surprises here: Alabama is the favorite to win the 2017 national championship, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Ohio State has the second-best odds. Of the three teams tied for third-best chances, only Florida State has appeared in the College Football Playoff.
After Ed Orgeron's successful stints as D-line coach and interim head coach, LSU will have high expectations in his first full season in charge.
LSU's Derrius Guice ranks high among 2018 NFL running back prospects. Seven of the top-10 players at the position hail from the SEC.
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Giants star WR Odell Beckham Jr. began making a name for himself at the 2014 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
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No. 4 overall pick Leonard Fournette's gear and sizing for the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
Alabama is off to a slow but quality start and LSU is among the nation's leaders as the SEC West recruiting classes begin to form.
Early official visits mean less real personal time to build relationships with prospects and their families for SEC coaches.
Among the new faces who could impact the SEC West will be defensive linemen expected to help Alabama and Texas A&M replace departed stars.
Jonathan Giles, who led Texas Tech in receiving last season, announced Monday on Twitter that he'll be transferring to LSU.
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LSU coach Ed Orgeron says that he would not have voted for an early signing period in college football. "I have no choice" now though. Orgeron says it changes how you use your man power with recruiting and it could affect postseason bowl preparation. "It's a war out there, and now you have two [signing days]."
North Carolina says it has added quarterback Brandon Harris as a graduate transfer from LSU.
The two leagues always face off for top recruits and 2018 is no different. Top DB Patrick Surtain Jr. is one of the best to watch.
He's in limbo at the moment, but Arden Key is a pass-rushing talent who can close quickly on QBs.
Alabama hopes to see WR Robert Foster finally emerge, but most of the players who made big strides in the West in spring are on defense.
The Tigers have a new offensive coordinator but might not have a quarterback who can produce the desired results.
Local product Travin Dural could fight for a roster spot in New Orleans given the Saints' uncertainty at receiver in the wake of the Brandin Cooks trade.
A position of major pride on the bayou, LSU's linebackers will enter the fall as a great unknown in Baton Rouge.
With spring practices finished, we take a look at how each SEC West team fared as we head into the summer.
Some aren't completely sold on Arden Key, and scouts will dig deep on why he took a leave of absence from the team earlier this year.