Historically speaking, I don’t think many folks have viewed Sanford Stadium as one of the most hostile environments in the SEC. Maybe that’s slowly changing.
Al.com asked 19 SEC players at the NFL combine to list the hardest places to play. Of the 28 votes cast by the 19 players, Alabama and LSU tied for the most with seven apiece. Auburn had four and Georgia three. Sure, that ain’t much, but it’s a beginning. A sample comment:
Jamarcus King, South Carolina
Why: “Because the fans were really into it. When we played them, that was really the first week they were the No. 1 team. The fans were there and loud.”
It’s about us. And as folks in South Bend witnessed, we travel well, too.