The unofficial kickoff of SEC football season is today, as SEC Media Days gets underway this morning in Atlanta.
The full schedule is below, but today things kick off at 11:30 with Commissioner Sankey’s remarks on the state of the conference. Spoiler: there are lots of challenges facing college football, but league schools are still making a literal ton of money.
Also up in the 11:30 slot will be new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and his Aggies. Fisher will have the opportunity to answer questions about the QB battle between Nick Starkel and Kellen Mond, as well as the fact that he’s the only coach in the league with a national title other than Nick Saban.
At 2:00 Kentucky and LSU take the stage. When Ed Orgeron gets a microphone stuck into his face to talk football, America wins. It’s just that simple. Let’s see what happens, and if we understand any of it.
The rest of the schedule for the next few days is below. Feel free to also use this as the open comment thread for today if Mark Stoops says something fascinating or Orgeron brings a nutria onstage. I’m just saying, the odds of these things occurring are about equal. Until later....
MONDAY, July 16
11:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. Eastern: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and Texas A&M
2 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.: Kentucky and LSU
TUESDAY, July 17
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Eastern: Steve Shaw, SEC Coordinator of Football Officials
9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Georgia and Ole Miss
1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Arkansas and Florida
WEDNESDAY, July 18
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.: David Fletcher, Football Bowl Association
8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.: Bill Hancock, Executive Director, College Football Playoff
9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Mississippi State and Tennessee
1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Alabama and Missouri
THURSDAY, July 19
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Auburn, Vanderbilt and South Carolina