SEC media days: Day 2 recap

HOOVER, Ala. -- Day 2 of SEC media days might have felt quiet to some, but it featured four bowl teams from a season ago, two of the league's top quarterbacks and two coaches going back-and-forth about the excitement following a 7-6 season.

That's right. Steve Spurrier, who started the Day 2 in classic Spurrier fashion, took a shot at Arkansas and Tennessee before ever taking the podium.

"There are people in Knoxville and Fayetteville still doing cartwheels over going 7-6," Spurrier told the South Carolina beat reporters before starting his day in the main room.

The quote wasn't lost on Tennessee coach Butch Jones, who addressed it later that day.

"Contrary to reports, there were no backflips and there were no somersaults," Jones said. "But I think in the world of college football, you're judged by wins and losses but also you're judged by does your team overachieve or underachieve. And I think last year's football team overachieved."

Regardless of whose side you're on, it should be fun when South Carolina and Tennessee meet on Nov. 7.

In addition to those two, Mississippi State and Texas A&M were also in attendance for Day 2. The Bulldogs brought early Heisman contender Dak Prescott, who was in the spotlight all day, while Kevin Sumlin felt more like a veteran of media days in now his fourth season with the Aggies.

Here were a few of our other favorite moments from Day 2:

Spurrier didn't disappoint

The quip at Arkansas and Tennessee was great, but it was only the tip of the iceberg. Spurrier, who turned 70 in April, kept the zingers coming once he got in the main room.

On leadership: "You've got to play a lot and play well, then you've got a chance to be a leader. That's just sort of my opinion. We've had some backup guys who like to scream and yell in the locker room, and I tell his assistant coach, 'Tell him nobody's listening to him. You've got to tone it down a little bit.'"

On retirement: "That retirement thing, I don't think I'd be very good at it. I can go to the beach and stay four or five days and say, 'Hey, let's get on out of here. We've been here long enough.' None of us know how long we're going to be here."

On almost walking away: "Somebody told me the other day I'm the youngest coach in the SEC that's won four straight bowl games. Did you know that? Youngest coach to have done that right now. You all knew that, didn't you?"

Mullen rocks the Yeazys

How do you start trending worldwide? For Dan Mullen, all it took was wearing a pair of Yeazy 350 Boost shoes. The Mississippi State coach stole the show Tuesday with the shoes designed by Kanye West.

More from Mullen on Kanye and Kim

Dak Prescott certainly appreciated his coach's choice of footwear.

"They're swagged," Prescott said of Mullen's shoes. "Not too many people have those. For him to rock them with the suit, he's doing it the right way.

"One of these days I can have that power."

Prescott was asked how many Kanye West songs he thinks Mullen actually knows.

"One," he said.

Interjecting, Mullen joked, "I'm more of a Kim fan."

"I'm checking to see if [Kanye] retweets me," he added.

Said Prescott: "Someone else asked me if I think Kanye and Kim know me. I said, 'I don't know but they may by the end of the day.'"

Best dressed

Though Mullen might have taken it to the next level, the players still brought their "A" game Tuesday when it came to outfits.

South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore brought it early with the white coat, but it was hard to beat the trio from Tennessee: Joshua Dobbs, Curt Maggitt and Cameron Sutton.

Sweet home Tennessee?

The lobby of the Hyatt Regency Birmingham is typically packed when Alabama and Auburn come to town, but the Tennessee faithful showed up early to see their beloved Volunteers.