Hope everyone had a great weekend! More college football media Days are upon us this week, including the Big 12 Media Days going on today… But nothing compares to what’s known as SEC Media Days. A fun time for sure in Hoover last week.
So without further ado, things that stood out during the 3 day media fest:
Best Dressed: Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
He wore a Crimson (or Garnet for Gamecocks fans) blazer. That’s enough for me. The ‘ol ball coach stylin.
Best Interview from Student Athlete: Tyler Wilson, Arkansas QB
One of the best interviews I’ve heard in my time covering SEC Media Days. He was very professional, and answered all questions regarding Bobby Petrino and that scandal, and talked about how excited he is for a special season. his teammate Knile Davis was also impressive.
*I like to eat. ALOT. We in the media get to eat a ton when covering events like SEC Media Days. One thing you will always have at your disposal…
GOLDEN FLAKE CHIPS. If you wanted Barbecue chips. They had em. Want to chow down on some Dill pickle chips? done and done. Golden Flake is a corporate sponsor of the SEC and they always make their presence known, even with me eating 6 bags during the day. Don’t judge.
ON TO FOOTBALL TALK
* The media picked the Georgia Bulldogs to win the SEC East, while the media folks chose LSU to win the West, with the Tigers projected to win the SEC Title in Atlanta. I’m good with both picks, although for some reason, I think the Florida Gators could make some noise on the East side as well… they just have to settle on a QB (either Jeff Driskel, or Jacoby Brissett).
* I think the overall depth within the league at Quarterback is as talented as it’s been in years. AJ McCarron, Tyler Wilson, Tyler Bray, James Franklin, Aaron Murray are at the top of the list, but some youngsters could make this league that much better by season’s end. Auburn’s Kiehl Frazier, Texas A&M’s Jamiel Showers.
Obviously the college football and sporting world for that matter, talking about the sanctions brought down by the NCAA this morning for the Penn St. football program. They are hefty to say the least:
*$60 million in fines
* Banned from postseason play for four years
*Scholarships capped at 20, below the normal limit for four years
*School on probation for five years
*Current Players on the roster can transfer immediately, without having to sit out a year
My take… I don’t know if the actions brought down are enough or not, what I will say is that let’s hope the victims of these disgusting crimes can continue to heal as the days, months, and years go by. Football, at this moment, means nothing when we’re talking real life.
Everyone have a great rest of your Monday!