At the final day of 2013 SEC Media Days, 3 of the SEC’s most anticipated teams took the stage: Alabama, LSU and UGA.
LSU and head coach Les Miles started the day off with plenty of entertainment. Miles, as usual, was full of energy and strange stories. There was also a lot of conversation about LSU Quarterback Zach Mettenberger returning to Athens to play between the hedges for the first time since being dismissed from the team after his freshman year.
UGA followed LSU and they discussed how the loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game last season helped motivate them to get “those final 5 yards” this year to win a championship.
Alabama discussed what winning 4 national titles in 5 years would mean to them and how they have avoided becoming complacent in their success as a team.
Finishing off the day was Vanderbilt, who finished last season as “the best team in the state of Tennessee” for the first time ever… Or what seemed like it at least. Head coach James Franklin brought his usual excitement level and talked a lot about how much the state of Tennessee and the city of Nashville has embraced Vanderbilt since his arrival 3 years ago. Wide receiver Jordan Matthews also talked about how he’s proud to have been one of the few players left that was a part of the tremendous growth the Commodores have seen in the past few seasons.