SEC coaches have a lot to say — anonymously

The folks at Athlon Sports, who have been publishing preseason magazines for what seems like as long as there’s been football, get coaches to open up about other teams. As long as they are anonymous.

They did it with the ACC earlier this week and have now published some comments about every SEC team.

As an example, here’s what one coach said about Arkansas:

“They are going to be terrible. What they are doing now, it’s the product of bad recruiting. They have a long way to go. That’s nothing against the new coach (Bret Bielema). But they are going to be terrible in Year 1.”

And LSU:

“(Quarterback) Zach Mettenberger, to me, is very average. It’s going to be really interesting because their offensive coordinator was the offensive line coach, so they had single receiver play-action and just loaded up on the ball.”

This is the kind of stuff we reporter-types would love to get on the record, but the best quotes almost always come when the recorder is off and the notebook is closed.

Read what the coaches say and come back here with your thoughts.

17 comments Add your comment

DawgNight

August 12th, 2013
2:18 am

It’s anonymous because it’s garbage……Arkansas will ruin some dreams on the WEST side and win 8 games for sure!

Go Dawgs!

Sess Poole

August 10th, 2013
7:34 am

Clem’s Son 55
Dwags 22

Columbus

August 10th, 2013
1:29 am

I disagree about Mettenberger….he was bad last year no doubt……UNTIL the last couple games and it was like it all clicked and he looked good. I guess the coach who said that played him earlier….I wish he didnt look good since my beloved Dawgs will be playing LSU….but truth is, he put it all together late last year….the coach who said that might regret it in 2013. Know what I mean?

Rosemarie

August 8th, 2013
5:08 pm

Please fix the spelling in the link to the story: couches vs coaches

DawgFan

August 8th, 2013
4:20 pm

Glad to see so many good comments about UGA!! Should be an interesting season! GOOOOO DAWGS….SIC ‘EM!

richard with ears

August 8th, 2013
1:44 pm

UGA only has 3 things going against them,richt,booboo,and fatboy grantham

ARdawg

August 8th, 2013
11:30 am

Actually, Athlon hasn’t been around that long and some would note possibly some credibility issues. Anonymous coaches quotes, really? A new low even for Athlon