Last Wednesday in Hoover, Alabama the SEC media day was held. Nobody was as happy to be there as Wildcats senior defensive tackle Donte Rumph, who is coming off surgery on a torn labrum that he suffered in the spring. He talked in the media day about himself and his aspirations in saying, “The journey has not been average. It has been a long road and I still have a long ways to go. I am excited about the opportunities I am getting and feel blessed to be in this situation and to be here for my first Media Day with coach (Mark) Stoops and my two brothers (running back Raymond Sanders and linebacker Avery Wiliamson) and be in the situation we are in to compete for a SEC championship. I am excited.” He will be the anchor of the defensive line along with fellow defensive tackle Mister Cobble and pass rushers Za’Darius Smith and Bud Dupree. Everybody thinks highly of Rumph, as senior linebacker Avery Williamson said, “The big guy is loving it all,” “He’s had an incredible story just to get here and we are all so proud of him. He’s become a terrific leader and really good player. He’s going to be a big part of our team this year not just because of the way he plays, but because of the leader he’s become.” Rumph hopes to play against Western to start the season and time will tell how that works out.