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Commissioner Slive will speak here in about an hour. South Carolina, Texas A&M, Missouri and Vanderbilt on tap today. I'll try to update any funny quips, pertinent news, etc. throughout the afternoon but bear with me, internet access is ALWAYS an issue here. Kentucky goes tomorrow, mid-afternoon.
This post was edited by Chris Fisher 21 months ago
Steve Spurrier not a bad way to lead things off...
Almost like it can only go downhill from there. He's always hilarious when he thinks his team is going to be good, which it is.
Looking forward to it. Matt, check your PM.
Mike Slive talking up SEC feats and where conference plans to go in future. Also (r.e. Penn State) says no one person can derail school's soul.
Kid you not, the main media room here has standing room only crowd for Mike Slive to speak.
Slive confirms worst kept secret that 'Project X' is now 'Project SEC'…basically a new SEC Network.
Slive has now quoted Shakespeare, Churchill and Ali. I'm betting some scribes make a drinking game of this in 2013. Caps it with 'May the muse be with you'
New Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin looks like he could still play. Also, at least to me, looks a little like Steelers coach Mike Tomlin
Sumlin's offenses at Houston averaged more than 400 yards passing, 550 total yards & 42 points per game over last four years.
Sumlin: "People think we throw the ball all the time. That's not necessarily the truth, but I'd like for them to think that."
They put each team's helmet on the dais as they speak. I don't particularly like Texas A&M's uniforms as a whole but the Aggies' helmet is still pretty strong, especially in person.
Sumlin says that being in the SEC has 'no doubt increased our footprint, especially moving east' as it relates to recruiting.
When asked his assessment of the SEC competition: 'What's my assessment? It's a pretty damned hard league…damned difficult league.'
Very impressed with Kevin Sumlin's ability to handle what can be an overwhelming first-time experience at SEC Media Days.
Think I read something like close to ~1,500 credentialed media. Crazy.
He really does.
Number I heard last night was 1,115. Insane. Funny thing is, there is very little actual news that comes out of here.
as i have a very tiny amount of ACTUAL media experience, i don't have te greatest opinion, but having a seat at the games in the box really isn't that different from in the crowd. Now, for live streams or chats, the box is required, but i had a day after radio show, and the box was just a nice, quiet, and AC'ed seat at the games. My point being, credentials really doesn't help anyone cover the teams they do, unless you have a live thing you need to update. I'm sure most of the credentialed people at the media days are there more for being there than the "awesome" articles they will write afterwards. again, MY OPINION, and i'm not forcing it on anyone.
Steve Spurrier says he thinks South Carolina can win the SEC title this year but they realize they aren't favored to do so like his Florida teams always were.
Steve Spurrier says when he took the South Carolina job he thought he'd be there 8-10 years. This is his 8th year in Columbia.
Spurrier: 'Think I make the schedule? If I made the schedule Georgia would play LSU and we'd play Ole Miss.' ZING.
Spurrier says if he was calling shots there would be an 8-team championship playoff. Field = 6 BCS league champs, 2 at-large bids
Spurrier on Vandy coach James Franklin: "He's got his team believing it can win.'
Half the battle.
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