REMEMBER THE ALAMO?

“I’m actually from Tennessee, and I was always taught that the hero of the Alamo was Davy Crockett, so this was a new one on me. (Crockett) and those 33 Tennessee guys who came in there and got killed and so forth.”

Steve Spurrier, South Carolina coach, giving his thoughts on the new Alamo Trophy for the Texas A&M-South Carolina rivalry

FOOTBALL OR FÚTBOL?

“I do think SEC football could be compared to European soccer. The passion our fans have is equal. I’m sure I’ll have a lot of European nations very upset.”

Dan Mullen, Mississippi State coach, on comparisons between soccer and football

MR. IRRELEVANT

“I thought being a punter was more up there than Johnny (Manziel). I guess not.”

Drew Kaser, Texas A&M punter, on the relatively small crowd of reporters that surrounded him

YOU’RE IT

“We play tag, and we’ll be dead serious trying to win. We’ve got a game plan. You tag somebody, and you’ve got to tag them back in at least five seconds or you lose, and we don’t want to lose.”

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee linebacker, on some off-the-field competitions among teammates