With the lovely holidays upon us, we tend to get a little bit of tunnel vision as we think about all the food coming our way. It is the time of year when our fat jeans become just our regular jeans... when we eat 15 meals a day... and where... well you get the point. So as I sit here hungry and sleep deprived, I thought about Thanksgiving, the days of the three Fs. Friends, Food, and Football. One thing led to another and without further ado, your SEC Coaches re-imagined as Thanksgiving dishes:
Nick Saban: Turkey
As you know, every Thanksgiving has a turkey. Ole reliable. It is always the same, consistent, delicious bird every single year. Kinda boring, kinda dry, but it just wouldn't be the same without it. Yeah, sounds like Nick Saban to me.
Ed Orgeron: Cranberry Sauce
It is one of the most random foods that normally gets put on the table. Is it dessert? Does it go on dressing? The world may never know... Ever seen a Coach O press conference?
Joe Moorhead: Sweet Potato Casserole
If you are like me, you love the marshmallows on the top, but sometimes the sweet potato part isn’t your favorite. This is perfectly Coach Moorhead. Sometimes he is the best, sometimes he just makes you wonder what’s going on. You love it, you hate it. Sounds like Mississippi State football to me.
Matt Luke: Brussels Sprouts
So apparently this is a must-have at Thanksgiving for some people, but it won’t be present at this year’s Thanksgiving... kind of like Ole Miss football.
Chad Morris: Corn
There isn’t really much to say about corn. It is one of the foods no one really talks about. How many times do you hear, “That was really good corn we just had.” Probably about as many times people say “That was a really good Arkansas team we just played.”
Jimbo Fisher: Pumpkin Pie
Does anyone actually like pumpkin pie or is it just one of those things that you have every year just for the sake of it? Truth be told, it is extremely overrated... just like a certain head coach I know.
Gus Malzahn: Dressing
Depending if its made right, dressing is one of my favorite parts of the holiday. But bad stuffing, it might just one of the worst things the table has to offer on Turkey Day. Good Malzahn is phenomenal, Bad Malzahn is just flat out terrible.