Friday, July 25, 2008

SEC Football Coaches Media Days Decathlon: Day 2

Thursday was day 2 of the SEC Football Coaches inaugural Media Days Decathlon. The three events for the day were all team oriented events including:

1. The Two-man Lawn Darts Contest
2. The 4 on 4 on 4 Rock Band Contest
3. The 6 on 6 (SEC East vs. SEC West) full pads football game

1. The Two-Man Lawn Darts Contest

The two-man lawn darts competition started off with some blood as Urban Meyer joined in today and it appeared that he purposedly threw a lawn dart at Mark Richt. Meyer claimed it was a complete accident, but Vandy's Bobby Johnson wasn't buying it.

"He damn near aimed that sucker at Mark and got him right in the shoulder. Urban's a dirty little cheat and everyone knows it," said Johnson, "I can't wait for us to beat his ass this year."

When reminded that he still coached at Vanderbilt, Johnson just shook his head in disgust and said, "Damn, that's cold."

(Richt - not even a hint of pain, and this had to hurt)

The team of Petrino and Saban dominated the competition on sheer intimidation alone. Spurrier and Johnson finished a distant second in the hazardous event safe for ages.

Event 4 Results:

Petrino/Saban 5 pts. each
Spurrier/Johnson 4 pts. each
Meyer/Brooks 2.5 pts. each
Tuberville/Nutt 1.5 pts. each

2. The 4 on 4 on 4 Rock Band Contest

It was obvious that there was very little experience in the Rock Band arena by any of the coaches, but in the end, the Rock Band team of Miles, Nutt, Croom, and Tuberville came out on top.

Event 5 Results:
Miles/Nutt/Croom/Tuberville 3 pts. each

3. The 6 on 6 Full Pads Football Game (SEC East coaches vs. SEC West coaches)

It was an egomaniacal event for the ages. On the West squad, you had Nutt wanting to give the ball to Croom and pound it up the middle every play knowing that there was no way the East coaches could stop him. But, you also had Bobby Petrino wanting to use Nick Saban's cannon arm to fling the ball all over the field. Eventually the two compromised with a little bit of both while not letting Les Miles touch the ball at all.

The East coaches were led by former Heisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier, but unfortunately, the only ones in good enough shape to catch the ball - Richt and Meyer couldn't handle the zing from a Spurrier thrown ball. Spurrier eventually became pissed at himself, sat himself on the bench, and replaced himself at QB with Meyer. So, the East, with one less coach on the field resorted to giving the ball to Fulmer on dives straight up the middle. The big man couldn't be stopped the first two carries that went for 15 yards each. After that, Fulmer was finished and the East couldn't muster enough points as the West won 30-12.

Event 6 Results:

Nutt/Petrino/Miles/Saban/Tuberville/Croom 5 pts. each

Point Totals Through 2 Days:

Sylvester Croom 21 pts.
Nick Saban 20 pts.
Phillip Fulmer 20 pts.
Houston Nutt 17.5 pts.
Les Miles 16 pts.
Bobby Petrino 13 pts.
Rich Brooks 12.5 pts.
Tommy Tuberville 9.5 pts.
Mark Richt 6 pts.
Steve Spurrier 4 pts.
Bobby Johnson 4 pts.
Urban Meyer 2.5 pts.

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