Hard to believe, but it’s only 10 days until the 2008 SEC football season kicks off.
Well, until the talking part kicks off anyway. A week from Tuesday a media mob descends on a hotel in Hoover, Ala., and absorbs every utterance of one commissioner, 12 coaches and two dozen players.
This is known as SEC Media Days. And while an actual kickoff is still more than a month away, by late July we’re grateful for some serious football talk.
But reader beware.
As you hungrily devour the information that spews forth from Hoover, keep in mind it’s not all worth taking to the bank.
At last year’s SEC Media Days, we media experts correctly projected LSU as the 2007 league champion.
Hold your applause, please. That was the first time we got it right since 1995.
It was a big improvement from 2005. We picked Tennessee to win it all. Didn’t see that perfect storm brewing.
Or, 2004, Auburn not only won the league but went 13-0. Of 88 voters at Media Days, only one picked the Tigers to win the SEC.