“I’m not really big into that whole Twitter thing that went down. If they want ‘DBU,’ they can have it. I’m not a big talker.”

— Florida DB VERNON HARGREAVES III on a recent Twitter back-and-forth among players and fans from LSU, Florida and other schools about which program is the best at producing top-flight defensive backs


“I can’t remember the last time that Vanderbilt wasn’t overlooked, so I’m fine with that, and I’m sure everyone on the team is fine with that.”

— Vanderbilt C SPENCER PULLEY on low expectations for the Commodores after they went winless in the conference last season


“Just about everybody in our league has some type of tempo; even the teams that used to gripe about it are actually doing it now. So it’s something that you’ve got to get used to.”

— Auburn coach GUS MALZAHN on fast-paced offenses in the SEC, making an obvious reference to Alabama’s Nick Saban, who has complained about the defense’s inability to change personnel against no-huddle offenses


“I can’t say it’s not frustrating at times. Sometimes you might say something in the heat of the moment that you don’t mean, but at the end of the day, you just want to encourage them because they’re out there practicing in the heat just like you are. They don’t go out there trying to be bad. It just happens sometimes.”

— Florida DE JONATHAN BULLARD on the Gators’ offensive productivity falling short of their defense’s efforts in recent seasons