Media Week is always interesting, and the SEC is full of eccentric personalities.
Here are ten quotes that we found notable from the first two SEC Media Days, in no particular order (all of the quotes and interviews seen below can be found on the SEC Media Days page, which has had excellent coverage all week):
1. “I think it’s a great tradition to leave it in Jacksonville. It’s a great setting. Coming over the St. John’s River, as a competitor, if that doesn’t get your blood boiling, there’s something wrong with you. You look at the tradition, the history of the game there. Coach Dooley never complained about it being there.”
~ Will Muschamp, on the Florida-Georgia neutral-site game always being held in Jacksonville, which Georgia coach Mark Richt has complained about not really being a fair neutral location. Muschamp was essentially saying that Richt can’t compare to Georgia’s former coaching icon, Vince Dooley.
2. “They’ve also got prettier girls, the air’s fresher and the toilet paper’s thicker.”
~ Missouri receiver T.J. Moe on the SEC compared to the Big 12. Moe was one of the huge media day hits this year.
3. “(The players) came together and said we’re going to be better because of it. Our group has done a great job of saying, ‘Hey, a little adversity is going to make us stronger.'”
~ Arkansas coach John L. Smith on how the team is going to handle playing without Bobby Petrino at the helm. Petrino made phone calls to several members of the team last week.