Day 1 of the annual SEC media-and-coaches get-together came and went with a... well, maybe not a whimper, but there certainly weren’t any big headlines. Take it away, Vol Twitter Scarecrow Dan Wolken:
Lukewarm take: College football media days were really important before social media, specialty Web sites and 24-hour sports networks. Now, college football gets covered year round. They are antiquated and kinda useless.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 16, 2018
Pretty much. If you’re a regular consumer of any media outlet that covers the SEC (no, Anchor of Gold doesn’t count; we only really cover Vanderbilt), there’s really nothing new happening. You knew all of this. Although Adam Sparks did ask a question of SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.
Sankey asked by @AdamSparks about revenue brought in from athletics and used for things other than athletics. I wonder which school Sparks may be referencing?— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) July 16, 2018
Answer: he’s talking about the 13 schools in the SEC that aren’t Vanderbilt, which absolutely aren’t spending any of the revenue brought in by athletics on anything other than athletics. There, solved that riddle for you. Really, though, most of the news is stuff like this:
Mark Stoops being asked when Kentucky will beat Florida: An SEC Media Days tradition unlike any other https://t.co/dMu3hkQTkp— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) July 16, 2018
Ed Orgeron now speaking at podium opens with by saying, “[inaudible]” pic.twitter.com/pHES2ldoes— Curtis Burch (@curtisburch) July 16, 2018
Anyway, since you are very much here for this, here is today’s schedule. The SEC Network will be covering this all day, and the coaches’ segments at the podium will be on the SEC Network+.
7:30 AM CT: SEC Head of Officiating Steve Shaw (we apologize)
8:00 AM CT: Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart (players: WR Terry Godwin, DE Jonathan Ledbetter, DB J.R. Reed)
9:20 AM CT: Ole Miss Head Coach Matt Luke (players: QB Jordan Ta’amu, C Sean Rawlings, DT Josiah Coatney)
12:30 PM CT: Arkansas Head Coach Chad Morris (players: S Santos Ramirez, LB Dre Greenlaw, OL Hjalte Froholdt)
1:50 PM CT: Florida Head Coach Dan Mullen (players: LB David Reese II, OL Martez Ivey, DL Cece Jefferson)
Have fun, and don’t hurt anybody.