HOOVER, Alabama — The 2011 edition of SEC Media Days is set to begin and I will be live-blogging from the Wynfrey Hotel. Around 900 members of the media from around the Southeast and the nation are in attendance to cover this event welcoming the 2011 SEC football season.
The season will kick off Sept. 1, but the first Saturday of real action is Sept. 3, only 45 days away from today.
Stay tuned for more updates from today’s festivities and follow me on Twitter for live updates.
Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino has now taken the podium. He really likes the Razorbacks depth and team speed. More from what he said later.
Mike Slive wants global change in college athletics. Of the things he mentioned, he wants what he calls an “Agenda for Change” Of the four things mentioned, he wants to redefine benefits, strengthen academic eligibility, modernize recruiting rules, and improve enforcement process. There is so much to break down from his speech, and I will hopefully post that later today.
SEC Media Days 2011 is officially underway as SEC Commisoner Mike Slive has begun addressing the media
Mike Slive will address the media in about 20 minutes, in the mean time. Here is how I voted for the preseason All-SEC defense.
Mike Slive will address the media in about 20 minutes. In the meantime, here is how I voted for the preseason All-SEC defense.
The media that will be attending SEC Media Days have been asked to fill out a ballot for a preseason All-SEC team along with season predictions and SEC Champion. I will kick things off releasing my preseason first-team All-SEC offense.
Today, I will hunker down in the main media room. There are many rooms for radio, TV, ESPN, and so forth, and players and coaches will rotate between the different rooms. Below is the schedule for players and coaches appearing in the main room.
2:00-2:40 ET: Arkansas HC Bobby Petrino
2:40-3:10: Arkansas RB Knile Davis, WR Jarius Wright, DE Tenarius Wright
3:10-3:50: Florida HC Will Muschamp
3:50-4:20: Florida QB John Brantley, DE William Green, WR Deonte Thompson
4:20-5:00: South Carolina HC Steve Spurrier
5:00-5:30: South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Marcus Lattimore, DT Travian Robertson
5:30-6:10: Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen
6:10-6:40: Mississippi State RB Vick Ballard, DT Fletcher Cox, QB Chris Relf
SEC Media Days will be underway at 1:30 ET as SEC Commiossoner Mike Slive addresses the media at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama.
Photos from Hoover, Alabama