COACHSPEAK AND DADSPEAK

“When you live in 17 different houses all over the country, it was an opportunity to have a lot of relationships come back to visit and be a part of gaining a son-in-law. So that was a real positive experience for us.”

— Alabama coach Nick Saban, describing his daughter’s recent wedding in his typical clinical manner.

REAL LIFE PERSPECTIVE

“I’ve learned to be more appreciative of life. I haven’t had to go through things that they have been through. They protect our country and I’m very thankful for those people. I was talking to someone who was in D-Day. It was a very humbling experience.”

— Alabama LB Reggie Ragland on his volunteer work with military veterans.

GINORMOUS RED ELEPHANTS

“Those two guys are ginormous — and they’re two great players. I’d love to go against them again.”

— Missouri C Evan Boehm on facing Alabama DTs Jarran Reed and A’Shawn Robinson, both of whom are about 6-foot-4 and 312 pounds, in the SEC championship game last season.

REAL LIFE PERSPECTIVE

“LSU is a special one in my heart just because it was our first SEC victory. I’d be a liar if I didn’t say that (will) mean a lot for me for the rest of my life.”

— Arkansas coach Bret Bielema on his team’s 17-0 victory against the Tigers, which started a streak of three wins in four games to end last season.