Media Days, Day 2
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): SEC Media Days: South Carolina seeks to recover from its '14 swoon
AL.com: Steve Spurrier jokes about Nick Saban's future, NFL
Garnet and Black Attack: 2015 SEC Media Days: Steve Spurrier Had Plenty To Say
Team Speed Kills: SEC Media Days 2015: Steve Spurrier Feels Your Doubt and Loves It
SB Nation: Steve Spurrier’s best quotes from 2015 SEC Media Days
"I forgot to get fired and I'm not going to cheat." -Spurrier on how he's still coaching this long— Brandon Larrabee (@TeamSpeedKills) July 14, 2015
Spurrier says when backups try to scream and yell in locker room, he tells assistant, "Tell him no one is listening to him."— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) July 14, 2015
Sumlin said Spurrier told him: "You guys had same record as Auburn last year right? You should tell (the media) that"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 14, 2015
Spurrier on Mizzou: "I really like Coach Pinkel. ...They do a super job. I really think they maximize their talent they have there."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 14, 2015
Spurrier on Mizzou: "It’s a nice little rivalry. We’ve only been playing them for three years so it’s not historic."— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 14, 2015
Skai Moore said Maty Mauk would be who he's most looking forward to playing...says Mauk was talking too much trash last seaskn— Alyssa Lang WLTX (@AlyssaLang) July 14, 2015
— Maty Mauk © (@M_MAUK_7) July 14, 2015
Post-Dispatch: Bulldogs' Prescott returns as class of SEC's QBs
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): SEC Media Days: Bulldogs feel comfortable in the underdog role
Team Speed Kills: SEC Media Days 2015: Dan Mullen "Swagged up" for the season
SB Nation: Mississippi State's head coach shows off some new Yeezys
Jackson Clarion-Ledger: 'Swagged’ Mullen not leading on flag issue
Post-Dispatch: SEC notes: Tennessee shines in recruiting
Garnet and Black Attack: 2015 SEC Media Days: Looks like it's on between Butch Jones, Steve Spurrier
Team Speed Kills: SEC Media Days 2015: Butch Jones Is Ready to Step Forward
More on Commissioner Sankey
The Trib: Sankey ushers in new era for SEC
Sankey, who has experience working in compliance at the NCAA level and who Slive originally brought in to help clean up the SEC’s off-field image, thinks the three prongs feed into each other.
"Never return a championship, never pull down a championship banner, never vacate any wins and never have a team banned from postseason competition due to NCAA infractions or the lack of academic success under the NCAA’s academic performance program," Sankey said of the league’s goals. "To maximize the SEC’s leadership position, we all realize the collective loss associated with compliance problems. The problems will arise, and we understand that to be the case, but we must deal with each properly and seek to deal with those issues with integrity."
Mizzou's up today
Is this the best secondary Gary Pinkel has had?
Many would argue the weakest position for the Tigers under Gary Pinkel for a long time was cornerback. But E.J. Gaines became a star and the Tigers got good play last year after Gaines left out of Aarion Penton, Kenya Dennis and John Gibson. All three are back this year and there's enough depth at the position that Mizzou moved Raymond Wingo to receiver in the spring (though the argument could be made that had more to do with lack of depth at receiver and we aren't sure the move is permanent just yet). The Tigers have some exciting young players like Anthony Sherrills and Tavon Ross at safety and this has the potential to be the best secondary Pinkel has put on the field. And considering the situation up front, they'll probably have to be better than years past because the pressure from the front four seems likely to decrease.