Fans and media alike all piled into the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama for the start of SEC Media Days. It sounds like Drew Barker is the man at QB after seeing limited time at the position as a freshman past year.
Tennessee has won the SEC Championship Game twice in its history, the last title coming in 1998. "He has made a tremendous impact on the game (of football) and I'm sure he will continue to do that with his leadership and deeds and actions even though he's not coaching". LSU was second with 59 votes, followed by Tennessee with 29. "I know that I'm very, very excited about the University of Missouri".
Three years removed from its title game appearance in 2014, the once high-powered offense has taken a step back each year following and the team will hope to reverse that trend this year.
3 against USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and Finebaum asked Saban for his response to those criticizing how he's handling it. I think that bringing in Mazzone and bringing Jim Turner back as the offensive line coach is absolutely huge.
"That's a very bad look for your program that you're working out internally but not suspending them publicly for an important game against Southern Cal", Finebaum told Saban after Saban had told reporters that neither player would likely be suspended should they complete their community service work. My lawyer friends will tell you that an arrest doesn't equal guilt (trust and believe I know this) and everyone has a right to their day in court in front of a jury of their peers. "But it's our fans and if they love it then we're going to give it to them", said Ellis.
"The one thing I will miss is I'm usually up here responding to some barb from Coach (Steve) Spurrier, who is probably playing a lot of golf". Or at least other leagues don't have as many as the SEC does. Did they watch the Vols last season? "We just need to be more mentally tough when we play those guys".
In that exchange, one of the personalities is asking if Saban literally owns the media, and as the network came back from break the idea went out to the public, Finebaum flat out said Saban owned the media and confirmed the report of Saban insinuating the police were biased because they were LSU fans. The Gamecocks had three straight 11-2 seasons from 2011-13 before falling off. The Tigers will get to host Alabama and Ole Miss, but make road trips to Auburn, Florida, Arkansas and Texas A&M. "I think if you ask the commissioner, he would like to have that balance". A 5-foot-9, 196-pound tailback, Williams rushed for 855 yards in 10 games in 2015, totaling six touchdowns and a school-record 7.1 yards per carry average.
Saban chose not to discuss any specifics about the gun and marijuana charges that were dropped against Jones and Robinson.