CAROLINA PHAROH

“I followed (the Belmont) on Twitter. My notification was going crazy when he won the race.”

— South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper on his name’s similarity to that of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

SUPER BOWL SHUFFLE

“John coming to us has really helped our intensity level and our confidence level as a defense. Are we going to be the ’82 Bears? I don’t know.”

— Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on expected improvement from former LSU coordinator John Chavis taking over his defense — mistakenly comparing it to a run-of-the-mill Chicago Bears defense instead of their legendary 1985 defense.

DRIVING HOME THE POINT

“We’re a brotherhood. We’re a bond. We’re always around each other. We’ll do anything for each other. We have each other’s back.”

— Tennessee DB Cameron Sutton, explaining the identity of the secondary, over and over again.

THE REAL DEATH VALLEY

“I would say the real Death Valley is in LSU ... definitely not Clemson.”

— South Carolina LB Skai Moore on the dueling “Death Valley” venues.