If you want expert opinions on the toughest places to play in the SEC, there’s no better source than former players from the conference.
Recently, AL.com writers polled 19 former SEC players while at the NFL combine in March to learn the most difficult stadiums for an opposing team in the conference. On Tuesday, it was discovered that Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium and LSU’s Tiger Stadium tied for the most votes with seven apiece among the 28 cast by the players, per Michael Casagrande. Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium totaled four, and Georgia’s Sanford Stadium followed with three.
As spelled out in AL.com’s post, the poll was “imperfect.” More former SEC West players were polled, so that could have influenced the results. But there was a fantastic quote relayed from former Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway, who said someone tossed a hot dog his way at Bryant-Denny Stadium during the Tigers’ game against Alabama in 2016.
Here’s more from Casagrande’s story:
“I had somebody throw a hot dog at me at Alabama,” he said with a grin.
Did it connect?
“No, it was close though,” he said, noting the healthy use of mustard. “I looked up in the stands and they shot me the bird.”
There’s nothing like the SEC.
Click here to see the full post, which includes great quotes from the players about various SEC stadiums. Let the debate over the SEC’s toughest stadium continue to rage.