Seriously, my first thought upon reading this is that the coaches did it so that when they get asked about it at SEC Media Days, they can smirk at the media and respond, “you guys thought we were serious about that?”.
"Offensive tackles is what we need," Smart said. "I think if you combed the country and asked every SEC coach, he's going to say, 'We're most deficient at offensive tackle.' It's the rarest find. You want a 6-5, 6-6 kid. They don't grow on trees." -- Macon Telegraph, 2/3/16