Six weeks from Thursday, we will be getting ready for kickoff between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the North Carolina Tar Heels. But the college football season unofficially begins on Monday with SEC Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. Predictions, media and coaches rubbing elbows with one another, PAWWWL broadcasting live from the scene, funny Steve Spurrier quotes—you name it, it will be there.
What time will Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks be up?
Spurrier's SEC Media Days comments have been an annual spectacle, and HBC will be the first one up on Tuesday at 10am ET. Appointment viewing. In fact, let's take a look at some of the highlights from last year, which included a brief history lesson:
Spurrier on Stephen Garcia in media: "When I see him I'm gonna tell him he looks like he joined the cast of Duck Dynasty." #SECMD14— Michael Haney (@Haney1075) July 15, 2014
On "historic" rivalry with A&M - I'm from Tennessee. I was always taught the hero of the Alamo was Davey Crockett. He and those 33 Tenn guys— Derek (@DerekAggie06) July 15, 2014
Samples of the official Google Translate edition of his remarks (it's not official):
On his career path as a coach:
(English to Nepali to Albanian to Khmer to English)
You can find his way in life can lead to not know what was happening. I am 12 years later, Florida shake me as the coach of the NFL's five or six years, and that this and other rides around the island will be retired and play with a bunch of hockey. But it was a bad tournament. When I realized that there is a very good idea. Like ... some people (South Carolina) is a blind search? I can find and give me a job at the end of 2004, they alone.
Should we even bother listening to any other coach, then?
I mean, Spurrier won't be the only one there, so you could. That's up to you, though.
Which Gamecocks will be there?
Pharoh Cooper, Skai Moore and Elliott Fry.
How To Watch
SEC Network will be covering the week live for the first time. In past years, it's been on ESPNU, but it's only fitting that SECN will be taking the reins from here on out.
You can watch via the WatchESPN app on your device, or, of course, online at WatchESPN.com.
Let's all welcome Greg Sankey
Sankey will be presiding over his SEC Media Days since stepping into the shoes of longtime league commish Mike Slive.
What else should we expect?
Schedule (all times ET):
Monday: 12:30-3:20: SEC Commisioner Greg Sankey; Auburn Tigers (Gus Malzahn, QB Jeremy Johnson, DB Jonathan Jones, LB Chris Frost)
3:30-6:30: Florida Gators (Jim McIlwain, DE Jonathan Bullard, WR Brandon Powell, DB Vernon Hargreaves III)
Tuesday: 9:30-10:00: SEC Coordinator of Football Officials Steve Shaw
10:00-1:20: South Carolina Gamecocks (Steve Spurrier, K Elliott Fry, WR Pharoh Cooper, LB Skai Moore); Texas A&M Aggies (Kevin Sumlin, C Mike Matthews, OT Germain Ifedi, DL Julien Obioha)
2:00-5:00: Mississippi State Bulldogs (Dan Mullen, QB Dak Prescott, DB Taveze Calhoun, DE Ryan Brown); Tennessee Volunteers (Butch Jones, QB Joshua Dobbs, LB/DL Curt Maggitt, DB Cameron Sutton)
Wednesday: 10:00-1:00: Alabama Crimson Tide (Nick Saban, LB Reggie Ragland, RB Kenyan Drake, OL Ryan Kelly); Kentucky Wildcats (Mark Stoops, NG Melvin Lewis, OT Jordan Swindle, S A.J. Stamps)
2:00-5:00: Missouri Tigers (Gary Pinkel, DB Kenya Dennis, QB Maty Mauk, C Evan Boehm); Arkansas Razorbacks (Bret Bielema, RB Jonathan Williams, QB Brandon Allen, WR Keon Hatcher)
Thursday: 10:00-1:30: Georgia Bulldogs (Mark Richt, WR Malcolm Mitchell, OT John Theus, OLB Jordan Jenkins); Ole Miss Rebels (Hugh Freeze, TE Evan Engram, DB Mike Hilton, LB C.J. Johnson); LSU Tigers (Les Miles, RB Leonard Fournette, OT Vadal Alexander, LB Kendell Beckwith)