SEC MEDIA DAYS: Takeaways From Day Four


SEC Media Days 2015 has come to a close which only means one thing and that’s the pads will be popping on the practice fields all across the southeast.

The Pre-season All-SEC lists will be released later today. On Thursday, the media predicted the Auburn Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs to meet in Atlanta with the Tigers winning the SEC. The Tide was selected to win the west. With the way they voted, the Tigers received some second and third place votes which brought their western division chance at a crown down. You can check out our write-up below.

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Georgia Bulldogs

Coach Mark Richt is in the same position as the Tide on a starting quarterback. With three options as a signal caller, Richt said they have 29 practices to develop a rotation to get the best man for the job.

One of Richt’ running backs, Nick Chubb, will surely get some Heisman hype, but Richt said that it won’t phase him. He describes him as a quiet kid as well as a good student. During his recruitment, he handled everything quietly and has always been a hard worker.

For those that believe Richt may call it a career pretty soon, you may want to put those plans on hold.

Ole Miss Rebels

Coach Hugh Freeze still remains optimistic over his offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s situation.

“We obviously will cooperate fully, whether it’s the NCAA process or the law enforcement process,” said Freeze on Thursday during SEC Media Days, as he spoke of the incident publicly for the first time per “I’m very confident in the way we do things and what we can control.

“I’m very confident in the person that Laremy Tunsil is too, and we look forward to that coming to a conclusion at whatever time is appropriate.”

Freeze also said during his press conference that other coaches had told him how difficult it was to control meetings with agents.

“I don’t know if we can do anything more in educating them about the possible dangers and everything that could go on and where [their] focus needs to be right now,” Freeze said. “… So it is troublesome.”

Good news for college football fans from Freeze, saying that it looks like wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is fully recovered. As far as quarterbacks, Freeze doesn’t believe he has a good enough sampling to pick one as a starter now.


Les Miles of old didn’t really make an appearance. He seemed subdued to me. Granted he was still making a few jokes and would occasionally have something quirky to say, it just wasn’t what we were accustomed to. Our own Bandit called him out on an issue today.

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He did start out by saying that he wore “regular shoes and socks” which was a jab to coaches that had worn something a bit different. On the fashion front, running back Leonard Fournette wore red pants. They almost made him change. They still hate us, y’all.

If you need a complete rundown of the LSU roster, find video of Miles’ complete opening statement. He ran through player’s weights, height, and I think he even hit some measurables from the weight room.

Quarterback play in the past few seasons has been pretty questionable but Miles said that position should be legitimately better this season. He also had a question about John Chavis leaving for Texas A&M and handled it with class. “John has been a great guy for us, and I have great respect for him, just a tremendous person. You suspect that he will coach great defense at A&M.”

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