We've got all the important coaching comments highlighted here at Eye on CFB, we've got Dennis Dodd and Brett McMurphy on site, we've got Tony Barnhart weighing in as well.
But even we can't keep up entirely with the flood of quotes and stories coming out of SEC Media Days. So here's some more tidbits from college football's favorite annual media feeding frenzy:
- Don't expect this to be Mike Slive's final rodeo, or next-to-final, or even next-to-next-to-final. Even at the age of 71, he's planning on staying in his position for "some more years" beyond 2011-2012. "I have a couple of things I'd like to accomplish here before I retire," he said, declining to say what they were.
- All-SEC linebacker Danny Trevathan (pictured) said he wants to return kickoffs for his Kentucky team. And he was serious--he handled return duties in high school and posted a 30-yard return in the Wildcat's spring game two years ago.
- Marcus Lattimore's biggest goals for the season are no doubt related to South Carolina getting back to Atlanta -- or more -- but he didn't shy away from setting some high personal bars Wednesday, either. "I want to win the Heisman," he said. (Lattimore also took the time to offer advice to the player billed by many as the next Marcus Lattimore, Georgia's Isaiah Crowell.)
- Has Media Days become so big it's outgrown its traditional home at Birmingham's Wynfrey Hotel? That's the argument put forward by Birmingham News journalist Jon Solomon, bemoaning the state of the Wynfrey's spotty Internet access. Forgive us if we think the better solution might be to simply get some better wifi.
- The most interesting interview of Day 2 had to have been Tennessee defensive tackle Malik Jackson, who said a teammate's haircut made him "look like Thor," that the Vols' top three defensive linemen were "me, me, and me," and that when it came to the Vol freshmen, he couldn't tell you "half their names." Here's some video of Jackson discussing the weather, "looking like a real SEC tackle," and other topics.
- Speaking of video, look who stopped by to discuss his new book and his plans to return to college coaching: