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'Dreamy' stuff from Kentucky's Lyons

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- I officially vote to make Kentucky receiver Dicky Lyons, Jr. a fixture at every SEC Media Days from here on out.

He recounted a bizarre (but funny) dream he had Thursday night that had everybody rolling. Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford was in the dream. So was former Georgia quarterback Blake Barnes and Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Lyons, who was recently engaged to be married, had been having some crazy dreams about his fiancé leaving him.

"Cosmo says it's natural," Lyons explained

So in this latest dream, a suspicious Lyons goes looking for her and finds her at a bar. She tells him that she doesn't want to marry him, and according to Lyons (again in his dream), he starts "shaking and slapping her" to get her focus.

"I turn around and Matt Stafford punches me in the nose," said Lyons, trying to keep a straight face. "Matt Stafford goes, 'You don't hit women.' Then all of a sudden, Blake comes and hits me, and I'm fighting all these quarterbacks."

For perspective, Lyons had been at the Manning Passing Academy with most of these guys. He also joked that he did pretty well in the fight.

"I was twisting arms and using all kinds of Ranger moves," he said.

And by the way, Stafford is already well aware of the dream.

"I was laughing about it and texted him and said, 'I'm dreaming about you,' " Lyons cracked.

Again, not the kind of stuff you hear every year at SEC Media Days. In fact, I'll go on record as saying in 15-plus years of covering this event that it's the most bizarre anecdote from a player I've ever heard.

Hey, I say, keep 'em coming. It sure beats tracking down hidden subpoenas.