“There were times Nick would find a hole and I would try to pursue it, to catch up with him and get a block. Many times I wouldn’t be able to because he’s just so fast. In the Auburn game last year he broke a tackle, lost a shoe and kept running down the field.”

— Georgia OT JOHN THEUS on Bulldogs RB Nick Chubb


“I’ve learned patience, I’ve learned persistence, I’ve learned to stay passionate about the things you love. I’ve learned to hold on to a dream long enough to see it through.”

— Georgia fifth-year WR MALCOLM MITCHELL on injuries that have sidelined him during his career


“I’m going to wear my Johnston Murphys from Williams Brothers store, the general store down in Philadelphia, Mississippi. You should try the baloney and bacon there for sure, too. It’s quite fine.”

— Ole Miss coach HUGH FREEZE when asked if he had shoes to compete with flashy ones worn by Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema


“I went to Boston to watch my son participate in a football camp. Went into the Green Monster. Had a great time at the Red Sox game. I thought it was so cool. It rained like hell, but I would have taken a couple of shots, a couple of swings at batting practice. I would have embarrassed myself.”

— LSU coach LES MILES on his summer