10 questions we want answered at SEC Media Days
SEC Media Days start Monday. It’s the unofficial start of the college football season.
Here are 10 questions we want answered at SEC Media Days:
What impact does transfer Greyson Lambert have on the UGA QB race? Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta will open fall camp as the frontrunners, but the Dawgs will welcome UVA QB transfer Greyson Lambert. Let’s get Mark Richt’s input on the QB race now.
Where does Jeremy Johnson fit in Auburn’s offense compared to Cam Newton and Nick Marshall? Johnson’s strengths are throwing the football, but he will also attack teams running the ball. How much is Gus Malzahn willing to risk Johnson in the running game? What will this offense look like? Let’s hear it from Malzahn.
Has Georgia ever had this much talent at running back on the roster? Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Keith Marshall, AJ Turman and Brendan Douglas form one of the most dominant backfields in the country. Yeah, the backfield is Todd Gurley-less, but has Mark Richt ever had this much talent at the position?
Why has defensive back been an issue for Alabama? They’re all five-star players, but the secondary has really struggled over the last few seasons. It boils down to ball skills, for me. Now, with Landon Collins gone, who will set the tone? Tony Brown, Cyrus Jones, Marlon Humphrey, Geno Smith and Eddie Jackson all have plenty of talent. But do they have the ‘it’ factor?
Who’s going to be the catalyst for LSU’s defense? For so long, LSU has always had that incredible defensive player who had the most swag and set the tone. During the Les Miles era, Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu and Kevin Minter all come to mind. This season, it could be Kendell Beckwith or Jamal Adams. Let’s get Miles’ input.
Can Jim McElwain’s offense be successful with a dual-threat quarterback? Most figure the pro-style Will Grier will win Florida’s quarterback job, but you can’t count out the dual-threat Treon Harris. Should the offensive line be worse than expected, it may take a mobile signal caller, regardless of ability to run the offense. McElwain’s known for having pro-style offenses.
Is Maty Mauk ready to step up and be the leader everyone expects? For whatever reason, Mauk has shown regression over the last two seasons at quarterback. He’s been turnover prone, and he just hasn’t made the plays we expected. One thing’s for sure: Missouri will be in the SEC East race, but can Mauk lead this program to an SEC Championship and a East three-peat? Let’s get Gary Pinkel’s take.
What makes Pharoh Cooper so good? He may not be faster than defenders, and he sure isn’t bigger than most. But all he does is make plays. Where does Cooper stack up to Steve Spurrier’s best receivers during his coaching career? What makes him so good?
What makes Bret Bielema think his team is ready to win close games? The Hogs had a fine season in 2014, but if they want to improve, they’ll have to learn how to win the close games. Arkansas lost to Texas A&M, Alabama, Mississippi State and Missouri all within a touchdown. How can those results go the other way in 2015?
How does Alabama get back to winning championships? After getting handily beaten by Ohio State, how can Nick Saban rally his troops this year? Are the Tide hungry? Is Alabama planning to tweak the defensive scheme against tempo offenses?