This week thank God is SEC Media Days, the third biggest day in the SEC next to kick-off and signing day because we are officially almost one month away from kick-off of the 2009 football season.
SEC Media Days are mostly ho-hum with nothing really exciting going on these three days. The media asked the same typical questions like who is your starting quarterback? Do you think your team is good enough to contend for a National Championship? Etc. But aren’t there certain questions you’d love to ask that other members of the media are just too afraid to?
If I was there, here are the questions I would love to ask:
To All the SEC Coaches: Which one of you voted against Tim Tebow for the All-SEC team? It has been already confirmed by Lane Kiffin that he wasn’t the one who voted against Tebow. And the other suspects Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier and Houston Nutt would have nothing to gain by voting against Tebow so who did it? Nutt couldn't have done it because you can't vote for your own players. Could it have been Mark Richt of Georgia? Maybe he did it because of the beat down they got last year at the hands of Tebow and the Gators or because Georgia couldn't move the Cocktail Party out of Jacksonville. Hmmm.
To Steve Spurrier: What’s the real story behind why he left Florida? We’ve heard different stories about why Spurrier left Florida, but really what’s the TRUE story. Was it money? Respect? What would make Spurrier leave his alumna mater? I think had Florida treated him right, Spurrier probably would have never left Gainesville.
To Les Miles: How close were you to leaving LSU for Michigan? Though Miles denies up and down he wasn’t leaving Baton Rouge, I just don’t buy it. I think he was about to take the job until ESPN blew his cover and he made an about face. He had to stay because he wanted to win that national championship and he knew a distraction like that would have hurt his team.
To Nick Saban: Had the Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga begged him to stay, would he still be the coach of the Dolphins? Saban has reportedly said the main reason he took the Alabama job was because Huizenga urged him too. I wonder would Saban have stayed if Huizenga asked him.
To Bobby Petrino: Would he still be the coach of the Atlanta Falcons if Michael Vick was still his starting quarterback? A lot of people speculated that the reason Petrino left Atlanta for Arkansas was that Vick was gone and he couldn’t run his high powered offense without him.
To Lane Kiffin-What was said to him at the SEC meetings in Destin this spring? Wouldn’t you have loved to have been a fly on the wall to hear what was said to Kiffin by Urban Meyer and Steve Spurrier in private at the SEC meetings? I would have.
To SEC Commissioner Mike Slive- What did you say to the coaches at the SEC meetings? Slive was clearly upset by all the goings on during this past offseason and it was reported that he laid down the law to his coaches by saying cut it out or else.
To Urban Meyer-Do you really give Utah Alabama’s game plan? Mobile Press Register columnist Paul Finebaum suggested that the reason Utah was SO prepared for the Alabama game was because Meyer turned over his tapes of the Crimson Tide to the Utes. I don’t think I’d be the only one curious to know if Meyer actually did that to another SEC member.
To All the SEC Coaches-How many of you have turned in your fellow SEC members for rules violations? We as fans hear rumors all the time about cheating in SEC, but wouldn’t you love to know who turns in whom? How many times Gene Chizik turned in Nick Saban? How many times Kiffin has turned in Meyer and Meyer Kiffin? Enquiring minds would like to know.
To Tim Tebow-Are you a virgin? This is not an important question I know but wouldn’t you love to know if Tebow’s good guy image holds up off the field as well. Is he the goodie goodie the media paints him out to be or just a typical guy chasing tail in Gainesville.