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October 03, 2007

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Archie Manning Cover - Sports Illustrated October 03, 2007

October 03, 2007
BEFORE THEY BECAME NAMES IN A HISTORY BOOK, NEYLAND, KAVANAUGH, SINKWICH AND OTHERS HELPED THE NEWBORN SEC SURVIVE AND THRIVE

October 03, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
COACH OF THE DECADE

October 03, 2007 | Robert Emrich
COACH OF THE DECADE

October 03, 2007 | Elizabeth McGarr
PLAYER OF THE DECADE

October 03, 2007
COUNTLESS STARS HAVE SHONE ON THE GRIDIRONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE OVER THE PAST 75 YEARS. HERE ARE FIVE OF THE BRIGHTEST

October 03, 2007 | William F. Reed
LONG BEFORE SONS PEYTON AND ELI BECAME SEC STARS, ARCHIE MANNING WAS A LEGEND

October 03, 2007 | Mike Delnagro
GEORGE ROGERS BURST FROM A CHILDHOOD OF POVERTY TO BECOME A HEISMAN WINNER AT SOUTH CAROLINA

October 03, 2007 | Curry Kirkpatrick
HE COULD WRITE POETRY AND QUOTE MACBETH, BUT RUNNING WAS WHAT HERSCHEL WALKER DID BEST

October 03, 2007 | Alexander Wolff
A STAR NAMED BO MADE AUBURN THE MOST TALKED ABOUT FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN ALABAMA

October 03, 2007 | Tim Layden
ALL PEYTON MANNING EVER WANTED TO BE WAS A COLLEGE QUARTERBACK IN THE SOUTH—IN THE 1960s

October 03, 2007 | Tim Layden
OPEN THE FLAP on the next page for a fold-out poster of SI's Alltime SEC Team (identified below).

October 03, 2007 | John Ed Bradley
THE ACHES LINGER SOME 30 YEARS LATER, BUT THE HEART RECALLS ONLY THE THRILL OF PLAYING IN THE SOUTH'S OWN CONFERENCE

October 03, 2007 | Compiled by Bill Trocchi
OFFENSE

October 03, 2007
SEC SCHOOLS HAVE WON NEARLY TWO DOZEN FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 74 YEARS. HERE ARE SEVEN OF THE MOST MEMORABLE

October 03, 2007 | John Wilds
RECORD: 10-0-1COACH: JOHN VAUGHTALL-AMERICAS: JAKE GIBBS, QB; JOHNNY BREWER, ENATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: 1 (1960)

October 03, 2007 | Dan Jenkins
RECORD: 11-0 COACH: FRANK BROYLESALL-AMERICA: RONNIE CAVENESS, LBNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: 1 (1964)

October 03, 2007
RECORD: 9-1-1COACH: PAUL (BEAR) BRYANTALL-AMERICAS: STEVE BOWMAN, FB; PAUL CRANE, C; STEVE SLOAN, QBNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 12 (1925, '26, '30, '34, '41, '61, '64, '65, '73, '78, '79, '92)

October 03, 2007 | Douglas S. Looney
RECORD: 12-0COACH: VINCE DOOLEYALL-AMERICAS: REX ROBINSON, PK; HERSCHEL WALKER, TB; SCOTT WOERNER, CBNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2 (1942, '80)

October 03, 2007 | S.L. Price
RECORD: 12-1COACH: STEVE SPURRIERALL-AMERICAS: REIDEL ANTHONY, WR; IKE HILLIARD, WR; JEFF MITCHELL, C; DANNY WUERFFEL, QB (HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER).NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2 (1996, 2006)

October 03, 2007 | Tim Layden
RECORD: 13-0COACH: PHILLIP FULMERALL-AMERICAS: AL WILSON, LB; RAYNOCH THOMPSON, LBNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2 (1951, '98)

October 03, 2007 | Tim Layden
RECORD: 13-1COACH: NICK SABANALL-AMERICAS: CHAD LAVALAIS, DT (THE SPORTING NEWS NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR); COREY WEBSTER, CB; BEN WILKERSON, CNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2 (1958, 2003)

October 03, 2007
NO OTHER CONFERENCE HAS BEEN MORE DEFINED BY THE CHARACTER OF ITS COACHES THAN THE SEC—FIRST AND FOREMOST BY THE BEAR HIMSELF

October 03, 2007 | Paul Bryant
A LEGENDARY COACH RECALLS THE BOND HE SHARED WITH HIS PLAYERS

October 03, 2007 | Dan Jenkins
HOW ONE COACH REINVENTED THE RAZORBACKS AND GOT A WHOLE STATE CALLING, "WHOOOO, PIG, SOOEY!"

October 03, 2007 | S.L. Price
OPPONENTS HAVE OTHER NAMES FOR STEVE SPURRIER, BUT NONE OF THEM CAN DISPUTE HIS SUCCESS

October 03, 2007 | Rick Bragg
MAROON AND WHITE ARE THE COLORS THAT MATTER TO A COACH NOW STRIVING TO MAKE HISTORY ON THE FIELD

October 03, 2007 | Robert Emrich
A STATISTICAL LOOK AT THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST IN SEC HISTORY

October 03, 2007 | Neil Cohen
THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE SCHOOLS HAVE LEFT LASTING IMAGES ON SI'S FRONT PAGES

October 03, 2007 | Corey Chavous
A VANDERBILT ALUM IN THE NFL LOOKS BACK AT PLAYING—AND LOSING—IN THE SEC