SEC Media Days annually provides a handful of must-see/must-hear moments, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint.
The conference’s coaches and players — and the media members who cover those coaches and players — provided memorable soundbites that should bring even more excitement to fans heading into the 2017 season.
Here are the most interesting comments made at this year’s SEC Media Days.
Booger McFarland predicts Tennessee will be ‘abysmal’
Apparently, SEC Network’s Booger McFarland isn’t too high on Tennessee’s chances in 2017. Here’s what he said about the Vols leading up to Butch Jones’ Media Days news conference:
“I think Tennessee is going to be abysmal,” McFarland said. “I think the people at Tennessee are going to have to make a decision at the end of the year. Do you take a chance on being great, or are you satisfied with being good?”
Gus Malzahn says punter only position of concern for Auburn
Evidently, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is confident in his team. Not only did he call Auburn’s current roster the most experienced of any he’s had throughout his coaching tenure, he also said his only area of concern is who will punt.
“Probably the biggest question mark about the team is who is going to be the starting punter,” Malzahn said.
— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) July 13, 2017
Malzahn said the biggest question mark for Auburn is who will be the starting punter. Daniel Carlson and Ian Shannon the contenders.
— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) July 13, 2017
Nick Saban says there is parity in the SEC
No, Saban wasn’t trying to be funny. He was serious.
But the Tide has lost just eight league games in the past three seasons — 15 fewer losses than anyone else in the conference. Alabama also has won four of the past five league titles.
There is parity — but it’s parity among teams not named Alabama.
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