SEC quick hits: Vanderbilt DL says Franklin ‘loved the camera’

Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler has no love lost for his former coach, James Franklin, who left for Penn State. He called Franklin “a big camera guy. He loved the camera.”

… SEC commissioner Mike Slive played with his young granddaughter in the hallway before his address and made sure to mention that he and wife Liz, who was in the back of the room, were celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary on Monday.

… Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on former Tigers tight end Phil Lutzenkirchen, who was killed in a car accident late last month: “His teammates loved him,” he said. “He was a true Auburn man. … He had the ‘it factor.’”

… South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Tennessee are the featured teams on Tuesday.