HOOVER, Ala. — SEC Football Media Days 2008 quotes from Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville and Auburn players.
COACH TUBERVILLE: Good morning. Ready to get started. It’s that time of year. We’re excited. I was really excited till I got up this morning, you guys picked us to win the West. Y’all are never right. That puts me in a bind. I don’t know what I’m going to tell my team.
Actually we’ll use this. It’s probably good for us. You know me. You’ve heard me several times. I’m not big on predictions. But we need something to get us going.
Last year we had a good football team. The one thing that we didn’t do is we didn’t come out of the blocks. We lost two of the first three games, and both of ’em were at home. We lost four games total, and three of those games were on the last play of the game. We need to have a sense of urgency, a lot more than we did last year. And so I think this will be a point that we can use with our team, our coaches, and we can use it as a rallying point that a lot of people are counting on us and picked us in certain situations.