Best quotes from around the SEC: “My heart… just shattered”
Emotions ran high during an eventful Week 6 in the SEC, ranging from the brimming confidence of a surging Florida squad to the crushing Saturday defeats suffered by UGA and South Carolina. The postgame reactions from players and coaches captured the frustration and the euphoria accordingly.
We here at SECCountry.com have rounded up the best of the best. Check them out:
Fournette on Chubb injury: "My heart… just shattered." #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) October 10, 2015
UGA losing star tailback Nick Chubb to injury proved to be the biggest story of the day by far, and several prominent figures from around the football world offered their support for Chubb and his family after witnessing his gruesome injury take place in Neyland Stadium. LSU leading rusher and Heisman Trophy hopeful Leonard Fournette provided one of the SEC’s most visceral reactions.
We got us another one!! We are gonna have leave this DBU thing and get a little RBU going.
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) October 10, 2015
Before that happened, Fournette did his thing on the field, tallying a season-low 158 yards rushing on 20 carries. Those numbers are now expected from Fournette. But his backup, Derrius Guice, surprised many by outgaining Fournette (161 yards on 16 carries) — granted, much of his production came with a comfortable LSU lead intact.
Tabor on LSU and Leonard Fournette: 'Best defense in the country against the best player in the country, I would say that.'
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) October 11, 2015
The offense only scored 14 points against Mizzou, but Gators cornerback Jalen Tabor added another six when he returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown. He and his Florida teammates are clearly feeling it on defense right now.
Nick Saban: We had a tough game with these guys last year. We said at halftime, "This is when you find out who you are."
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) October 11, 2015
Alabama, trailing 7-3 at halftime, thwarted an Arkansas upset bid for the second year in a row with a 27-14 victory.
Spurrier on Wilds: "Brandon decided he didn't want to play today." Spoken with obvious frustration and disappointment.
— Jay Philips (@JayPhilips1075) October 10, 2015
South Carolina tailback Brandon Wilds (cracked rib) had been cleared to play against LSU, but according to coach Steve Spurrier, he subbed himself out from the game.
JONES: I think we grew up a little bit tonight.
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 10, 2015
For as heart-wrenching as the beginning of the season was for Tennessee, the Vols’ comeback win over UGA probably felt just as sweet. For third-year coach Butch Jones, there might have been a feeling of vindication for his team, as well.
Me right now at the bar at Brio in Buckhead!! Go Vols. So proud of our guys tonight. Coach Jones congrats. I believe pic.twitter.com/9lHDEmA6Yq
— Peerless Price (@PeerlessTheVol) October 10, 2015
Jones won over at least one prominent alumnus with the victory.