FIGHT AT FIRST SIGHT:

“It was my freshman year, and it was the first day we put on pads in camp. He got into a fight. Ever since that day, I don’t mind running behind that guy because you know he’s going to give you everything he’s got.”

TERRENCE MAGEE, LSU running back, on his first experience with fullback Connor Neighbors

NO TURKEY THIS YEAR:

“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, man. When I have dinner on Thanksgiving, I’m going to be like, ‘Man, I wish I could be eating some turkey.’ It’s going to be cool. I’ll probably get a few pieces with my team. Then after the game, I’ll get a home-cooked meal.”

LA’EL COLLINS, LSU tackle, on the Tigers playing Texas A&M on Thanksgiving

NOW THAT’S HIGH PRAISE:

“(Fournette) expects himself to be something very special. I think if you look at Michael Jordan, he could not have been coached to be Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan accepted the role of expecting him to be better than any.”

LES MILES, LSU coach, on the potential of freshman running back Leonard Fournette

BRINGING THE BACON:

“I didn’t bring the flashiest, I didn’t bring the sexiest and I didn’t bring the cutest. Everybody wants me to bring the quarterbacks and the pretty boys. I brought three seniors that represent what Hog football is all about.”

Bret Bielema, Arkansas coach, addressing those who were unhappy with which players the team brought to Hoover