Who doesn’t love a good awkward photo? Some of the best photos are the ones where it’s supposed to be a serious shot. And that’s where we can thank the SEC for creating a bit of offseason humor.
The 14 coaches of the SEC met in Birmingham this week and took two rather awkward photos. What’s worse than trying to smile your way through a photo with some of your top rivals and fellow coaches around?
While most of the coaches are wearing a suit jacket or button-up shirt, the two coaches from Mississippi (Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze) decided to wear a school-affiliated shirt. Hey, nothing wrong with always keeping the logo and team in the spotlight.
And it looks like Freeze missed the memo on where to place his hands. Dooley, Petrino, Spurrier, Miles, Pinkel and Phillips all chose the legs, while Freeze decided to fold and place in his lap.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik recently had shoulder surgery, which would help to explain his odd pose in this photo. If you didn’t know Chizik had surgery, it looks like he is ready to give Les Miles a slap to the back of the head.
Speaking of Chizik, we are normally used to seeing him rock the leather jacket. However, Florida’s Will Muschamp upstaged him this time, wearing the black jacket over a blue polo. Certainly an interesting look.
Vanderbilt’s James Franklin looks quite ecstatic to be there. And wouldn’t that be the case for any coach coming off a bowl season and a top recruiting class with the Commodores?
And here’s the SEC’s newest coaches: Missouri’s Gary Pinkel and Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin.
This photo is awkward thanks to the beam in the middle. Why not have the coaches stand with the helmets and instead of cutting them in half?
And needless to say, Pinkel doesn’t look too excited to be here.