The most athletic circus, full of millionaire coaches, future millionaire student-athletes, more than 1,000 media members and a lobby full of diehard fans will soon ascend on The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama.
This is the site of the biggest spectacle in college football. When you enter The Wynfrey a mosh pit of fans greets you. People travel from all over the south, waiting four hours at what will amount to a 30 second chance at getting an autograph from a passing coach or player. Up a dual set of escalators the media waits. Players and coaches will be pounced on and peppered with questions, pertinent or otherwise, for three hours, whisked from one room to the next. It’s talkin’ season, as Steve Spurrier would say, and it’s truly the kickoff to the football season.
Jim McElwain and the Florida Gators will share the stage with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on Monday. Gus Malzahn and Auburn will make the rounds in the morning, while Florida and Vanderbilt will be the afternoon show.
Here is the full schedule for SEC Media Days.
Monday, July 11
12:35 – 3:25 p.m. – SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey’s “State of the SEC”
12:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. – Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, wide receiver Marcus Davis, defensive end Carl Lawson, defensive tackle Montravius Adams
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Florida head coach Jim McElwain, linebacker Jarrad Davis, offensive lineman David Sharpe, safety Marcus Maye
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason, running back Ralph Webb, linebacker Zach Cunningham, defensive back Oren Burks
Tuesday, July 12
9:35 a.m. – 10 a.m. – SEC coordinator of football officials Steve Shaw
10:05 a.m. – 1:25 p.m. – Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, tight end Jeb Blazevich, offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow, defensive back Dominick Sanders
10:05 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. – Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, linebacker Richie Brown, wide receiver Fred Ross, defensive lineman A.J. Jefferson
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, quarterback Joshua Dobbs, linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, defensive back Cameron Sutton
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, quarterback Trevor Knight, defensive end Myles Garrett, wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones
Wednesday, July 13
10:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. – Alabama head coach Nick Saban tight end O.J. Howard, defensive end Jonathan Allen, defensive back Eddie Jackson
10:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. – Alabama head coach Nick Sabantight end Jeremy Sprinkle, defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr., linebacker Brooks Ellis
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Missouri head coach Barry Odom, tight end Sean Culkin, defensive lineman Charles Harris, linebacker Michael Scherer
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops, running back Jojo Kemp, center Jon Toth, linebacker Courtney Love
Thursday, July 14
10:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. – Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, quarterback Chad Kelly, tight end Evan Engram, defensive lineman D.J. Jones
10:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. – LSU head coach Les Miles, running back Leonard Fournette, center Ethan Pocic, defensive back Tre’Davious White
10:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. – South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp wide receiver Deebo Samuel, offensive lineman Mason Zandi, defensive end Marquavius Lewis