What to Expect from SEC Media Days

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Jul 16, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; SEC commissioner Mike Slive talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

So SEC Media Days are coming up on us and you can smell the football in the air. Media Days provides both the fans and the media a unique chance to talk to all of the coaches and a select number of the players in one central location. Now SEC Media Days will be occurring July 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. This is the unofficial start of football season in some minds. I tend to agree with this because this is when coaches tend to start riling up the fan bases of both their school and their rival schools. This is a very public forum in which to speak your mind about your team and other teams and is usually highlighted by a couple of good chirps between coaches and players.

Mississippi State will be sending three players along with Coach Mullen to Hoover for Media Days. S Jay Hughes, MLB Benardrick McKinney, and QB Dak Prescott will be available for the media to ask questions and catch a pre-season glance. I think the Mississippi State Athletic Department has made a very wise decision in who they have sent to Hoover this year and I can’t wait to see what will come of this event as far as excitement around the program is concerned.

Lately, the Media Days has been a time of fun and laughter for both the coaches and the media. I’d say that this is equivalent to Super Bowl Media Day as far as shenanigans is concerned. We have our favorites (Steve Spurrier) and we have the newcomers who are just getting their first taste of Media Days in the SEC. So let’s try to predict what will happen for SEC Media Days shall we?

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