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SEC announces Media Days dates, schedule

Posted on: March 5, 2012 5:35 pm
Edited on: March 5, 2012 5:37 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen



For those of you who see SEC Media Days as the starter's pistol signaling the final dash to the end of another endless college football offseason, we have good news: that pistol is going to fire earlier than ever.

The SEC announced its schedule for the 2012 edition of Media Days Monday, which will run from July 17 through July 19 in its typical home at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. (Journalists in attendance should begin sharpening their complaints about the Wynfrey's notoriously difficult Internet access now.) That July 17 date stands as a full three days earlier than any of the past five year's editions, and if you don't think that's that big a deal, you've forgotten how it feels in mid-July when every scrap of football news is a delicious morsel to save. (Also, you may be sane.)

Here's the full schedule: 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

1st session (approx. 1 – 3:30 p.m.) – South Carolina, Texas A&M
2nd session (approx. 3:20 – 6 p.m.) -- Missouri, Vanderbilt

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
1st session (approx. 8:30 – 11:20 a.m.) – Florida, Mississippi State
2nd session (approx. 10:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) – Arkansas, Kentucky
3rd session (approx. 2:30 – 5 p.m.) – Auburn, LSU

Thursday, July 19, 2012
1st session (approx. 8:30 – 11:20 a.m.) – Alabama, Tennessee
2nd session (approx. 10:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) – Ole Miss, Georgia

Our expected highlights from each session:

Tues., 1stSteve Spurrier casually joking about asking Kevin Sumlin where he might be able to find an old-school Fun N' Gun-style quarterback like Case Keenum, then afterwards seriously asking Kevin Sumlin where he might be able to find an old-school Fun N' Gun-style quarterback like Case Keenum.

Tues., 2ndJames Franklin being asked about James Franklin, followed by James Franklin being asked about James Franklin.

Wed., 1stWill Muschamp oh-so-subtly suggesting he might welcome Dan Mullen back to Florida if things don't improve this season in Gainesville; Dan Mullen oh-so-subtly suggesting he might go back to back to Florida if things don't improve this season in Starkville.

Wed., 2ndBobby Petrino being unable to stifle his chuckles from the back of the room as Joker Phillips outlines the steps forward he expects his offense to take this season.

Wed., 3rd: The stoic-at-a-molecular level in front of press Gene Chizik and the molecularly un-stoic in front of press Les Miles causing a press-conference antimatter explosion when they shake hands.

Thurs., 1st: Derek Dooley and Nick Saban singing a duet on the Dooley-penned bluegrass tune "Your Best Interests Have Tamed My Triflin' Heart." As it turns out, Saban plays the most technically proficient banjo you've ever heard.

Thurs., 2nd: Hugh Freeze asks Mark Richt if he arm-wrestle him for that "League's Nicest Guy" coffee mug he thought he spotted in his office.

The best news? The actual Media Days will likely be even better than our expectations. July 17 isn't that far away, and it still can't come soon enough.

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Comments

Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 1:23 pm
 

When it comes to SEC Media Days, NOTHING matches

The Phil Fulmer lawsuit years when, out of fear of being subpoened, Fulmer would send a video taped statement to be played at the press conference.

Good times.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:33 am
 

SEC announces Media Days dates, schedule

How about if Petrino explains in front of Joker Phillips and everyone else how he is going to improve defensive play at Arkansas.

Paul Haynes and Taver Johnson. Taver Johnson is icing on that improved D cake. SOOOIE!



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:30 am
 

SEC announces Media Days dates, schedule

How about if Petrino explains in front of Joker Phillips and everyone else how he is going to improve defensive play at Arkansas. 
He hired Paul Haynes from Ohio State as DC. Didn't you watch the Cotton Bowl? Big difference from Willy!

I look forward to this fall and I'm thankful the Hogs have a much better defensive play caller!



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:43 am
 

SEC announces Media Days dates, schedule

Let's try something even funnier.  How about if Petrino explains in front of Joker Phillips and everyone else how he is going to improve defensive play at Arkansas.  How about iif Petrino explains how his team won't come apart against Alabama or LSU.  And by the way, what is the point of the remark about James Franklin?  This has got to be one of the stupidest columns that I've seen in months.  It starts out as straight news, then to fill cyberspace, trails off into satirical remarks that aren't even funny.  If you were trying to fill the column out, why didn't you just make the observation that this session will be the first "Media Days" for Texas A&M and Missouri.


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