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SEC media day quotes: Kevin Sumlin

A couple nuggets from Kevin Sumlin, and Texas A&M's, first SEC media day.

-On hosting Florida at home to open SEC play: "There is no doubt our fans are excited about the home opener against Florida. All you have to do is look at our season ticket sales to see where we are as an athletic department from an excitement standpoint."

-On the offensive adjustments that they may have to make being in the SEC: "Yeah we have to be bigger and faster against SEC defenses" he said with a laugh.

-On recruiting outside of Texas: "There's no doubt that being in the SEC has impacted our national footprint, especially out east." 

-On the possibility of making LSU the last game of the season. "I have nothing to do with scheduling, being the new guy".

-On his assessment of taking on the past three BCS National Champs during the course of his first SEC season : "What's my assessment? It's a pretty damn hard league."

-On realistic expectations for this season: "My realistic expectations are to win, everyone talks to me like I didn't know what I was getting into when I took the job..."

-On Les Miles' comment that Missouri and A&M need to "strap it up" in the new conference: "It wasn't derogatory at all. That's a fair statement. I think he says that about everyone he plays"

-On strength and conditioning coach Larry Jackson never having a conditioning test as long as they have been together, saying that Jackson told him that if they aren't where they need to be conditioning wise, to go ahead and fire him..."There's no better resume than that" Sumlin noted.

-On playing Arkansas at Cowboy Stadium: "I enjoy playing at Jerry’s World as much as the next guy, but I would rather it be a home and home deal."

-Sumlin said that he loves the new uniforms, and for those who aren't as excited about them he says "You should have seen some we turned away." Rumor is that one they looked at was khaki colored.