SEC Media Days Begins With Bang
Like major league baseball teams working in Arizona and Florida during spring training, everyone is a title contender in college football as August approaches. Well, maybe not every program, but a lot of them. Many in the business and a number of fans mark Southeastern Conference media days at the Wynfry Hotel in Hoover (suburban Birmingham) as a start to that season.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban will be one of the featured coaches in the second day of the event on Thursday. He’ll be accompanied by center Antoine Caldwell and safety Rashad Johnson. Every team is represented by the head coach and two players.
On the other side, it appears that everyone is represented. At most recent report, the SEC had provided credentials for well over 800 reporters from print (newspapers and magazines), radio, television, and internet. An SEC official said “no more than seven or eight” entgities requesting credentials were denied. (Compare to the ACC meetings earlier with some 200 media in attendance.)