The Talent.— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) July 11, 2016
SEC Football is almost here.https://t.co/eGqswOfEXP
Annnnnd they’re off to the races in Hoover for SEC Media Days, with Day One in the books, featuring the commish Greg Sankey and Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt’s representatives and coaches.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Sankey’s talk was a little short on substance and mostly just PR fluff, but he did mention the trouble in Baton Rouge over the last week or so, and reaching out to LSU leadership. He did somewhat gloss over off-field issues, including Mississippi State’s controversial admission of recruit Jeffrey Simmons:
Well, I think, first, I'm always cautious to people to be careful of judging one's character on ten seconds of video. Our working group spent a lot of time teal dealing with that. A couple of concerns that were consistently identified, which is what can you know? What can you learn if there's something particularly in one's juvenile past, and can you access information in a consistent way.
Expect this topic to come up again today with Dan Mullen on hand.
- Steve Spurrier is writing a book. I’m pretty sure it’s not on how to throw the perfect zinger at your enemy, but there will probably be a few in there at Tennessee.
Big Jim McElwain...you may not want to smell his feet...
BREAKING: Jim McElwain says even his daughter's wedding will not force him to put on socks.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) July 11, 2016
- O RLY GUSTAV?
- Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason is a pretty easy coach to root for. I mean he’s already got the fashion award locked up right here.
Day two will feature conference coordinator of officials Steve Shaw, the aforementioned Dan Mullen and his contingent, along with Tennessee and Georgia.