What a time to be alive. Thanksgiving is coming, Christmas is coming, and so is the new year. It is the time of year when our fat jeans become just our regular jeans, when we eat 15 meals a day, and when, well you get the point. So as I sit here hungry and sleep deprived, I thought about Thanksgiving, and all the fun that comes with it. Food and football are at their peak. So, what if we put them together? Well, one thing led to another and without further ado, your SEC West 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
Cranberry sauce is, honestly, unexpectedly good. Most of the time, it comes right out of the can. 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. On the outside looking in, he seems like a good idea. Then once you get to looking what is happening, he just makes you wonder what’s going on. You love him, you hate him. 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.
There isn’t really much to say about corn besides that you eat it and it looks the same when it comes out the next day. Other than that, 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 on if it’s made right, dressing is one of my favorite parts of the holiday. Have you ever had bad dressing? It might just be one of the worst things the table has to offer on Turkey Day. Good Malzahn is phenomenal, but Bad Malzahn is just flat out terrible.