SEC unveils schedule for Media Days

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday July 06, 2016




It’s almost here. Can you feel it? No, not football season. I’m talking about the spectacle that is SEC Media Days.

The four-day event from the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover is next week, and the SEC has released the speaking schedule and player attendees.

Unfortunately, we don’t get the annual Steve Spurrier presser anymore, but Les Miles is still here, and there’s no shortage of storylines that will certainly get beat into the ground. Satellite camps? Jim Harbaugh? A college football commissioner? Other issues you’re tired of hearing? Get ready for a lot of questions about those topics, along with some legitimate issues. It was a few years ago that Spurrier was pushing for athletes to get a bigger stipend.

And don't forget the media has correctly picked the SEC champ a rock-solid five times in 24 years.

ESPN and the SEC Network will have coverage on TV, as well as WatchESPN.com. (See other conference media dates here)

Here’s the speaking schedule. Coaches will have press conferences and also participate in other interviews (Times in ET):

Monday July 11

12:35 - 2:25 p.m. ET: Commissioner Greg Sankey, Gus Malzahn (Auburn players)

2:45 - 2:55: College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock

3:30 - 6:30: Jim McElwain (Florida players), Derek Mason (Vanderbilt players)

Tuesday July 12

9:35 - 10 a.m.: SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw

10:05 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.: Kirby Smart (Georgia players), Dan Mullen (Mississippi State players)

2 - 5 p.m.: Butch Jones (Tennessee players), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M players)

Wednesday July 13

10:05 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.: Nick Saban (Alabama players), Bret Bielema (Arkansas players)

2 - 5 p.m.: Mark Stoops (Kentucky players), Barry Odom (Missouri players)

Thursday July 14

10:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.: Will Muschamp (South Carolina players), Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss players), Les Miles (LSU players)

In addition, here are the three player representatives for each school. There are only 3 quarterbacks.

Alabama
Jonathan Allen, Sr., DL
O.J. Howard, Sr., TE
Eddie Jackson, Sr., DB

Arkansas
Brooks Ellis, Sr., LB
Jeremy Sprinkle, Sr., TE
Deatrich Wise Jr., Sr., DL

Auburn
Montravius Adams, Sr., DL
Marcus Davis, Sr., WR
Carl Lawson, Jr., DL

Florida
Jarrad Davis, Sr., LB
Marcus Maye, Sr., DB
David Sharpe, Jr., OL

Georgia
Jeb Blazevich, Jr., TE
Brandon Kublanow, Sr., C/OG
Dominick Sanders, Jr., SS

Kentucky
Jojo Kemp, Sr., RB
Courtney Love, Jr., LB
Jon Toth, Sr., C

LSU
Leonard Fournette, Jr., RB
Ethan Pocic, Sr., C
Tre’Davious White, Sr., DB

Ole Miss
Evan Engram, Sr., TE
D.J. Jones, Sr., DT
Chad Kelly, Sr., QB

Mississippi State
Richie Brown, Sr., LB
A.J. Jefferson, Sr., DL
Fred Ross, Sr., WR

Missouri
Sean Culkin, Sr., TE
Charles Harris, Jr., DE
Michael Scherer, Sr., LB

South Carolina
Marquavius Lewis, Sr., DL
Deebo Samuel, So., WR
Mason Zandi, Sr., OL

Tennessee
Joshua Dobbs, Sr., QB
Jalen Reeves‐Maybin, Sr., LB
Cameron Sutton, Sr., DB

Texas A&M
Myles Garrett, Jr., DL
Trevor Knight, Sr., QB
Ricky Seals‐Jones, Jr., WR

Vanderbilt
Oren Burks, Jr., LB
Zach Cunningham, Jr., LB
Ralph Webb, Jr., RB

Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.