HOOVER, Ala. (WHNT) — There is a lot of excitement at SEC Media Days geared toward some new faces that will hit the field this fall. Fans are turning out to catch a glimpse of a new coach and hoping that new coach means the dawning of a new day for their team.
“I didn’t like Lane Kiffin, i love Phillip Fulmer, i wish Derek could have stayed longer but I’m excited about Butch Jones and I hope that he does well,” said Breanna Dubose, a Tennessee Vols fan. Butch Jones is just one of several new head coaches in the SEC this fall and UT fans think he’s going to bring their team back to the top.
“He’s got the plan, the game plan, brick by brick,” said Joel Taylor. “He’s bringing it to us, as far as challenges and opportunities for UT to take it up to the next level.”
Gus Malzahn is making his way back to the Plains. This time, he’ll be the man in charge. “Oh I love it,” said Nick Borden, a Decatur native and Auburn fan. “He brings explosive offense and he’ll bring a great man for Auburn.”
Malzahn and Butch Jones aren’t the only fresh faces this year. Arkansas welcomes Bret Bielema this fall and Kentucky’s Mark Stoops will also have a lot to prove in his first year with the Wildcats.