HOOVER, Ala. — It’s time to spice up SEC Media Days.
On Tuesday, Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen came up with the fantastic idea of introducing each coach on stage with a walk-up song. This would be a great way to add flavor and personality to the event. Commissioner Greg Sankey, get on this, stat!
“It’s quiet when you walk up,” Mullen said at the Wynfrey Hotel. “I think next year we want to add some walk-up music like the baseball games so as they introduce us, we’ll sit in spring meetings and create our own walk-up music.”
To help get the ball rolling, we’ve suggested a walk-up song for each SEC coach below.
Alabama’s Nick Saban: The Imperial March from Star Wars
Analysis: Saban is strong, powerful and feared. He’s the Darth Vader of the SEC, and Alabama’s program is his Death Star.
Arkansas’ Bret Bielema: Song for Dad by Keith Urban
Analysis: Bielema is a proud new dad. Here’s one for all the fathers out there.
Auburn’s Gus Malzahn: Just What I Needed by The Cars
Analysis: Malzahn’s favorite band is The Cars. And Jarrett Stidham is just what he needed, indeed.
Florida’s Jim McElwain: Jaws theme song
Analysis: No explanation necessary. Embrace the shark talk, McElwain.
Georgia’s Kirby Smart: Breakthrough by Lemonade Mouth
Analysis: Georgia hired Smart to be another Saban. Smart is looking for that breakthrough.
Kentucky’s Mark Stoops: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action by Toby Keith
Analysis: Stoops loves Keith. And the Kentucky coach is ready to show more progress after leading the Wildcats to a bowl berth last year.
LSU’s Ed Orgeron: Home by Marc Broussard
Analysis: Coaching at LSU has to be sweet for Orgeron, a Louisiana native. Home sweet home.
Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen: Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
Analysis: Mullen made this pick during his suggestion Tuesday. Ask and you shall receive, Coach.
Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze: I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift
Analysis: If Freeze didn’t know the NCAA meant trouble for him early on, he does now. Tough times in Oxford.
Missouri’s Barry Odom: Elevator music
Analysis: Odom seems like a good guy. But this selection seems appropriate for him and Missouri’s program at the moment.
South Carolina’s Will Muschamp: Here Comes the Boom by Nelly
Analysis: The perfect choice for Coach Boom. Muschamp hopes South Carolina lowers the boom on SEC East opponents this fall.
Tennessee’s Butch Jones: I Miss You by Incubus
Analysis: No Josh Dobbs. No Derek Barnett. Jones will be missing both during an important season for him this fall.
Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin: Hot Hot Hot by Arrow
Analysis: Is any SEC coach feeling hotter than Sumlin right now? That seat is sizzling, sir.
Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason: Respect by Aretha Franklin
Analysis: Mason spoke like a man with a chip on his shoulder at SEC Media Days. It’s clear he and the Commodores want respect.