It's that time again. The Southeastern Conference's wildly popular Media Days will get underway at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama this morning. Media Days is right up there with Mardi Gras in New Orleans among events which every southerner should attend at least, but not more than, once. It's chaotic, overwrought, and at least a little perplexing to see the hordes of Alabama fans camped out in the lobby to see Nick Saban make his way out of an elevator. And if we're being brutally honest, the actual news/canned sound bite ratio is fairly unsatisfying. But you still leave the place with a spring in your step and the distinct impression that real, honest to God college football is about to be played. And that's awesome.
If you can't make it to Hoover (whether because you have to work, or have family obligations, or need to dodge the process servers), we have you covered. There will still be multiple ways to keep up with the action. The SEC Network will broadcast live from Hoover all four days of the event, likely with the scheduled press conferences and player interviews you expect, but also with the kind of exclusive player and coach interviews one would expect from the league's exclusive digital content provider.
Live coverage is scheduled from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday & Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday (all times Eastern). If you find yourself away from the television you can live stream the festivities through WatchESPN.
12:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. -- New SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and Tiger players (QB Jeremy Johnson, DB Jonathan Jones, and LB Kris Frost).
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. -- Florida coach Jim McElwain and Gator players (DE Jonathan Bullard, WR Brandon Powell, DB Vernon Hargreaves III), followed by Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason and 'Dores players (RB Ralph Webb, LB Nigel Bowden, OL Spencer Pulley).
And this is the thread for discussion of the day's events. We'll be back later with updates as warranted. Until then...