Podcast: Saban, Manziel highlight SEC Media Days
JUL 20, 2013 11:04a ET
From covering off-the-field exploits of Johnny Manziel to Nick Saban's usual Alabama adulation to the back-and-forth between two of the conference's new head coaches, SEC Media Days dominated national headlines. Can the SEC crown another national champion? Does the balance of power in college football show any sign of shifting.
So, with the conference's re-introduction in the books, our writers -- Cory McCartney, Jay Clemons and Zach Dillard -- discuss the week that was in Hoover. Here are a few of the highlights:
-- Is Nick Saban the voice of college football? Instead of being asked the ordinary questions of strategy and player personnel, Alabama's coach was primarily asked to weigh in on the overarching issues surrounding the sport. Has he embraced his new role?
-- Was the Bielema-versus-Malzahn podium battle the highlight of the week?
-- Should Georgia and Alabama be the presumed favorites in the East and West divisions, respectively?
-- How does Jeremy Hill's legal issues affect the West race?
-- Highlighted by Manziel, AJ McCarron and Aaron Murray, is this the greatest quarterback conference in the conference? Better yet, has there been a deeper QB class in recent memory?