SEC MEDIA DAYS SCHEDULE
Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State and South Carolina
Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee
Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt
The 2011 Southeastern Conference football media days will kick off this afternoon in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover with the coach and players from Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi State and South Carolina.
A quick show of hands for those who correctly predicted Florida having the worst record last season among that quartet.
The Gators won two national championships in Urban Meyer's six seasons but now is coached by former Georgia safety Will Muschamp, who made a splash by hiring Charlie Weis as offensive coordinator. That dynamic is sure to be discussed today, and will former Gators coach Steve Spurrier provide any memorable quips after leading South Carolina to its first East Division title?
Georgia and Tennessee will take the stage Thursday morning along with reigning BCS champion Auburn. Senior cornerback Brandon Boykin, senior center Ben Jones and sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray will represent the Bulldogs, while senior defensive tackle Malik Jackson, senior tailback Tauren Poole and junior tackle Dallas Thomas will represent the Volunteers.
Media days will wrap up Friday morning with headliners Alabama and LSU, programs that have combined for three of the past eight national titles, and the release of the media preseason voting. Representing the Crimson Tide will be senior safety Mark Barron, junior linebacker Dont'a Hightower and junior tailback Trent Richardson.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...