2018 SEC Football Media Days—Broadcast Schedule
For the first time in 17 years SEC Media Days will not be held at the Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, AL (photo: USA TODAY Sports)
For the first time in 33 years, SEC Media Days will be held outside the state of Alabama. This year’s event kicks off Monday in Atlanta and will run from July 16 to the 19th. It will be held at the relatively new College Football Hall of Fame.
The Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is the host hotel for the event and will house Radio Row. However, the Hall of Fame is connected to the Omni and will be where coaches hold their press conferences and where live broadcasts from ESPN and the SEC Network take place.
Already a circus atmosphere, it almost couldn’t get any crazier but moving it to the big media town of Atlanta just may kick it up a notch.
Live coverage of coaches’ remarks and player interviews will begin on Monday at approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday coverage will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. while Thursday’s schedule will be a shortened format—8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Commissioner Greg Sankeywill open things up at 11:30 on Monday.
This year, in addition to hearing the SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw speak, there will be press conferences from Bill Hancock, Executive Director College Football Playoff, and David Fletcher from the Football Bowl Association.
Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn will be the first to take the podium on the last day, and he will be followed by interviews with quarterback Jarrett Stidham, linebacker Deshaun Davis,and defensive lineman Dontavius Russell. Here’s the entire schedule for the week.
MONDAY, July 16 (All times Eastern)
11:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.: Commissioner Greg Sankey and Texas A&M
2:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.: Kentucky and LSU
TUESDAY, July 17
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.: Steve Shaw, SEC Coordinator of Football Officials
9:00 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
9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Mississippi State and Tennessee
1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Alabama and Missouri
THURSDAY, July 19
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.: Football Writers Association of America
8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.: National Football Foundation
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Auburn, Vanderbilt and South Carolina