In the talk of conference supremacy, fans of SEC teams are likely to bring up “SEC speed.” Every coach wants the fastest players and the SEC overwhelmingly signs the most sough-after players.

The UCF Knights are confident that they can hang with LSU’s speed.

“To be honest, there really isn’t a difference,” Tre Nixon recently told the Orlando Sentinel. “Going from playing at Ole Miss to coming to play with this team, everybody here has a lot of speed. The DBs, same speed, same strength. There really is not much of a difference.”

Nixon spent the 2016 and ’17 seasons at Ole Miss before transferring to UCF, so he can speak from experience.

Unlike Adrian Killins’ headline-grabbing declaration that, “SEC football, they don’t have a lot of speed, honestly. Auburn hasn’t seen any speed like we have here, so I would say they are in for a rude awakening,” ahead of last year’s Peach Bowl, the Knights are being respectful of LSU while confident that they can hold their own or even win the speed battle.

“They’ve got some linebackers that can really run. I think it’s going to be a good matchup against our backs and guys that, when we get in space, we’re going to see who’s faster,” offensive tackle Wyatt Miller said. “I think we have the upper hand in that one, but we’ll see.”

We’ll find out which team is faster come Jan. 1.