Games are won at the line of scrimmage. That is a statement you hear throughout the SEC.
At SEC Media Days, that was preached constantly. Shane Beamer, Eliah Drinkwitz, and Josh Heupel all went on record stating that the games in this league are won and lost in the trenches. Why is that the case? KSR asked the new Tennessee head coach to find out.
“Having been in the Big 12, this league, and then having been in the AAC, the line of scrimmage is different,” Heupel said at SEC Media Days. “And it’s the size and the length of the bodies, you what I mean? Upfront, inside, it’s their girth. On the edges, it’s their ability to have length and speed. I think that the difference in the league, or the number one thing that jumps out to you.”