MGCCC alum receiving rave reviews from Nick Saban

Following Alabama’s national championship win over Georgia back in January, Nick Saban said he spoke to seven draft-eligible juniors about entering the NFL draft.

Mississippi Gulf Coast alum Isaiah Buggs was one of those seven, but only one of two that decided to return to Tuscaloosa for his senior season.

Three days after winning that title, Buggs took to Twitter to announce his decision to stay with the Crimson Tide with hopes of winning a second national crown.

More than six months later, SEC Media Days have already come and gone, but Coach Saban had some lasting thoughts about Buggs and his role on the team. “Well, Isaiah had a really good year last year. Very good player up front, can rush, can hold the point, is physical but very athletic. So I think he and Raekwon Davis are going to be really key for us up front. Isaiah Buggs has shown some leadership and maturity, he’s in better condition, I think he had a better spring and I think he has a very bright future.”

In 2017, Buggs started 13 of Alabama’s 14 games en route to its fifth national championship under Saban.

Staying in the SEC, plenty of Magnolia State standouts earning pre-season recognition earlier today. Starting with the All-SEC teams as voted on by the media featuring five Mississippi State players.

Those being Nick Fitzgerald and Aeris Williams on the third team offense while Montez Sweat and Jeffrey Simmons headline the first team defense as well as Mark McLaurin on the third team.

Hailing from Ole Miss, it is all offense starting with AJ Brown and Greg Little on the first team followed by Javon Patterson on the third team.

Finally more fall watch list honorees, coming from Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox for the John Mackey award and MSU’s Elgton Jenkins for the Rimington Trophy.

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