“It’s better than the Super Bowls,” Dilfer said of the SEC’s atmosphere. “An SEC football game at night is a way better atmosphere than the Super Bowl. I think it’s the second-coolest thing I’ve ever been to as a spectator.”
Dilfer said his No. 1 experience at a sporting event was watching the Kentucky Derby and went on to say that his lone experience as an SEC spectator was when he watched a night game between Alabama and Ole Miss.
UAB HC and former NFL QB Trent Dilfer can't wait to take his team to Athens for a primetime SEC environment....— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) September 19, 2023
"I've never played in anything like this.. It's better than the Super Bowl.. Their slogan.. 'It Just Means More'.. it's true!" pic.twitter.com/KEwu3MM9q1
It’s high praise for Dilfer, who quarterbacked the 2000 Ravens to a Super Bowl XXXV victory over the Giants. That same environment he’s praising will be a monster challenge for this 1–2 squad to handle. The Bulldogs are the reigning national champions and are currently atop the AP rankings with a 3–0 mark. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Dilfer is leading his team into the most hostile environment in sports at the moment.
Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.