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Day Two of SEC Media Days subdued in comparison

After an explosive Day One of SEC Media Days, when Alabama coach Nick Saban referred to unscrupulous player agents as "pimp(s)," things settled into a more predictable pattern this morning at the Wynfrey Hotel.

The University of Georgia became the latest school linked to an NCAA probe of an agent-related party for college athletes in Miami, and the topic was deemed off limits before Georgia coach Mark Richt took the podium and his athletes met with reporters.

"You just have to do right, is what it comes down to," Georgia punter Drew Butler said.

Vanderbilt's interim coach, Robbie Caldwell, may have stolen the show on Day Two of SEC Media days with his homespun sense of humor. Caldwell took over when ninth-year coach Bobby Johnson abruptly retired last week.

"I can still walk in places and nobody knows me," Caldwell said. "Last night I was opening the door (at a restaurant) for people and they gave me a tip. I thought, 'Hey, that's great.' Can you get it any better than that?

"All we've got to do is come out swinging."

Caldwell said his first job was working on a turkey farm in his native South Carolina.

"I don't know if I could tell you what my job was, but ... it was on the inseminating crew," he said.

Caldwell takes over a Vandy squad that finished 2-10 last season while failing to win an SEC game.

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and LSU coach Les Miles are among the speakers on the final day of SEC Media Days on Friday.

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