GC gets answers from SEC West

HOOVER, Ala. – With the SEC Media Days getting underway on Tuesday, GatorCountry.com has a few questions and storylines we are waiting to hear about from each SEC team.

Here we are going to talk about the top 3 storylines facing the SEC West division teams in Hoover, Alabama this week.


1.) Alabama has won two straight national championships, how does Nick Saban and his staff prepare to keep his players from being overly confident or complacent?

2.) How concerned is Nick Saban and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier about the depth at the quarterback position behind senior A.J. McCarron?

3.) Alabama has to replace three starting offensive lineman, how will the strength of last year’s team be during the 2013 football season?


1.) How big of an adjustment period will the new offense need to adjust to a pro-style offense?

2.) Last year was a complete PR nightmare for the Razorbacks, what has been the message this offseason?

3.) Will Bret Beilema be able to adjust to the speed of the SEC compared to the speed of the Big 10?


1.) In his first year as head coach, how will Guz Malzahn change the mojo around the Auburn football program?

2.) Who will start at quarterback for the Tigers this season?

3.) What’s it going to take for Auburn to erase the bad things from a year ago?


1.) What is running back Jeremy Hill’s status with the team following his off the field trouble?

2.) LSU has to replace a number of top defensive players, will this year’s defense be as good as past LSU defenses?

3.) How will Zach Mettenberger be in his second year under center for LSU?

Mississippi State

1.) During the offseason the Bulldogs have had little to nobody talking about them, how does Dan Mullen take this?

2.) How hot will Dan Mullen’s seat get if the Bulldogs are not able to beat Ole Miss?

3.) What is a good year for this year’s Mississippi State team?


1.) How do you continue the momentum from the recruiting season to the football season?

2.) Does Hugh Freeze continue the fast pace on the recruiting circuit?

3.) How does Robert Nkemdiche do his first year?

Texas A&M

1.) How does Kevin Sumlin handle the Johnny football storylines?

2.) Will Johnny Manziel improve on last year’s great season?

3.) Will this be the year someone knocks off Alabama? Will it be A&M?


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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.