Even when there’s nothing happening on the field, SEC players, coaches and pundits seem to keep us entertained with wild quotes, arrests and shots at rival teams. This week was no different.
Here’s a recap of the weird week that was around the conference:
— LSU fans may never know what they had until it’s gone.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 30, 2016
— Florida coach Jim McElwain isn’t a fan on noon ET kickoffs, but quarterback Austin Appleby, a Purdue transfer, knows about playing in an early, dull time slot:
Austin Appleby on if he shares Jim McElwain's concern about the noon start: "Where I came from, we played at noon a lot."
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) September 26, 2016
— Comedy Central’s Daniel Tosh revived his Kiffin’s Krimson Korner bit this week with an absolute thrashing of the Alabama offensive coordinator we all love to hate (there is inappropriate language in this video, you’ve been warned):
— Georgia fans and this Jacob Eason parody account are ruthless:
The guy she tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/82VPyfuJ78
— Not Jacob Eason (@NotJacobEason) September 27, 2016
— If this video does’t properly reflect the emotions of LSU and SEC fans everywhere, nothing does:
— ESPNU (@ESPNU) September 28, 2016
— South Carolina coach Will Muschamp finally got more than one question on the weekly SEC coaches teleconference. His performance didn’t disappoint:
Will Muschamp asked why he wears all black on sideline: "It makes me look skinnier."
— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) September 28, 2016
— Speaking of the teleconference, Tennessee’s Butch Jones got the best question of the day:
Butch Jones was just asked if his beverage of choice at halftime is "Maalox, moonshine or both?"
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 28, 2016
— We all know Jones isn’t the world’s most revered coach and Josh Dobbs is a brilliant student, so this actually makes a lot of sense:
#Vols coach Butch Jones: Josh Dobbs wouldn’t be here if not for our engineering department being as good as it is. That’s the truth.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) September 28, 2016
— Mississippi State lost AD Scott Stricklin to Florida this week, but that didn’t shock Dan Mullen, who had this zinger:
Dan Mullen not surprised Florida hired his AD, throws this in, "We've won more games than Florida over the last six seasons."
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 28, 2016
— Nick Saban turned everyone’s world upside down when he said Tennessee is the biggest rivalry game for the players — not Auburn.
“You get a feel very quickly for what your own players — even the ones that were here before you came — you get a feel for what’s important to them,” Saban said. “It was very obvious to me that the Tennessee game was always the biggest game. It was always the biggest game for us.
“That’s no disrespect to Auburn or the great Iron Bowl rivalry. But to our players and a lot of our fans, the Tennessee game (is always bigger) because of the tradition of the game. It didn’t take long to figure that out.”
It’s probably safe to say football fans in the state of Alabama will ignore this when the Iron Bowl rolls around in late November.
— In other Alabama news, linebacker Tim Williams was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit. Cops found marijuana in his car, but a friend with Williams said it belonged to another friend named Brandon Chicken. Expect some solid College GameDay signs from this one.
"So who does this weed belong to?"
[see half eaten Publix tender sandwich]
"Uhh.. Brandon…uh… Chicken?"
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) September 29, 2016
— Want more Alabama? You got it. ESPN analyst Danny “Grandstand” Kanell went on Paul Finebaum’s show and said Blake Barnett’s decision to transfer was “an incredibly selfish move.” It’s had to agree with Kanell here. The kids just wants a jump-start on deciding where his future might be.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 29, 2016
— No, Dabo Swinney isn’t an SEC coach, but Steve Spurrier is as SEC as they come. In this video, Swinney recalls a voicemail Spurrier left him two seasons ago while the Head Ball Coach was still at South Carolina:
Now who’s ready for some actual football?