Day 1 of a Wild and Wacky SEC Media Days in the Books

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HOOVER, Alabama -- The SEC handed out more than 1,200 credentials for Media Days this year, and, at times, it seemed all 1,200 were in the Media Days lobby. At once.

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel said, "There's people everywhere. Cameras in your face. What more can you ask for?"

But big crowds can be expected for the conference that has claimed the last seven BCS National Championships.

Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss, and South Carolina met the media on day one, and they answered many a question, from telling us their preseason expectations, like Rebel quarterback Bo Wallace, "As a team the way we go about expectations is we don't have any."

To things, let's just say less about football than other questions.

"The most bizarre question was what was my favorite Halloween costume," said Florida offensive lineman Jon Halapio.

South Carolina's Bruce Ellington was asked about his hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. "I'd say the best thing about my hometown is my momma's cooking."

Halapio also told the media about his latest gaming obsession. "Candy crush? Probably like a good three hours, probably. Especially if I'm stuck. I found a new way to get live. Unlimited lives."

The Rebels Mike Marry and Donte Moncrief won the fashion award for the day, Marry with the pink suit, Moncrief with some neon green seersucker and a bow tie.

"I had to go pretty normal to balance everything out, they were so crazy with it," said Wallace, sporting a very Ole Miss-like navy blue coat with white shirt and red tie.

Johnny Manziel will no doubt be the center of attention Wednesday, but the player who generated the most buzz on Tuesday had to be South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney, who does a pretty good impression of his coach Steve Spurrier.