Players talk handling the media at SEC Media Days


HOOVER, Ala (WIAT) – Tuesday marks day two at SEC Media Days and some players are opening up about life in the media spotlight.

Tuesday welcomed the Georgia Bulldogs with Head Coach Kirby Smart, quarterback Jake Fromm, defensive back J. R. Reed, and offensive lineman Andrew Thomas. The Ole Miss Rebels with Head Coach Matt Luke, quarterback Matt Coral, offensive lineman Alex Givens, and inside linebacker Momo Sanogo. The Tennessee Volunteers with Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt, quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, and linebackers Daniel Bituli and Darrell Taylor. The Texas A&M Aggies with Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, quarterback Kellen Mond, defensive lineman Justin Madabuike, and punter Braden Mann.

CBS 42 spoke with Ole Miss QB and underclassman, Matt Coral, about how he’s handling the spotlight.

“It’s for sure new with all like this computer set up, cameras the lights. Just like what goes into it, you know,” said Coral. “Just being actually here and going through it. It’s for sure a good experience. I’m new to it… you know it’s not that bad.”

Ole Miss LB, Muhammed “Momo” Sanogo, says negative media attention can be stressful, but it comes with the territory.

“It’s the limelight that we walked into. So just understanding how to handle it is key,” said Sanogo. “I think all the players in the SEC do a great job at handling that and not responding. And do a great job of taking the negative media as fuel to their fire and not responding in a negative way.”

Our SEC Media Days Coverage continues Wednesday with Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, Arkansas Razorbacks, Mississippi State Bulldogs, and the South Carolina Gamecocks.

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