Tom Hart dished out some SEC takes during Tuesday’s edition of “McElroy and Cubelic In the Morning.”

The ESPN sportscaster discussed a variety of SEC topics, including the quarterback battle at Alabama and under the radar teams in the west division.

As for the quarterback competition between Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson at Alabama, Hart believes getting adequate high-level reps makes a major difference.

Milroe appears to be the leading candidate based on Greg McElroy’s assessment but it’s still a fluid situation.

“I think if you’re the No. 2, you’ve got to get out there with the No. 1s…,” Hart said. “The grades that come in at the quarterback position at Alabama or anywhere, what they put down on a report card after a game is only kind of filling in the blank spaces of what they’ve already done through 15 practices leading up to that game.”

Meanwhile, Hart thinks Arkansas and Mississippi State shouldn’t be counted out in the west division because of their quarterbacks.

Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson amassed 33 touchdowns last season (24 passing, 9 rushing). Mississippi State’s Will Rogers is the program’s record holder in virtually every passing category with 10,428 yards and 81 touchdowns.

“I think 2 of the best quarterbacks in the entire conference will be leading teams that haven’t gotten a ton of respect and can be difference makers for those teams,” Hart said. “KJ Jefferson is as good as anybody in the league from a quarterback standpoint. The lack of attention for Will Rogers in the offseason. That dude has proven himself to be a great arm, a great decision maker, and a great leader.”