By Jay Coulter
Today marks the unofficial start of the 2008 college football season. SEC Media Days gets underway this morning in Birmingham. Wednesday’s featured schools include Florida, Miss State, LSU and Vanderbilt. Head coaches and top players from each institution will take questions from literally hundreds of media representatives across the country.
Here’s some good news. For the first time, the SEC will be providing live streaming video and audio of the event. So if you weren’t lucky enough to get a press pass, you’ll still have the best seat in the house. This is huge. Now you’ve just got to work around your boss when he or she passes your cubicle. Click here to watch.
Auburn’s Tommy Tuberville will take questions on Friday morning at 8:40 CT and will be joined by center Jason Bosley and defensive end Sen’derrick Marks. They will have the floor at the Wynfrey Hotel for about an hour.
The highlight will be when Tuberville waits around for new Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and publicly flogs the living hell out of him. It should be a good time for all.
Beginning in August, SportsSouth and FSN South will be doing individual team preview shows for the 12 SEC schools. The Auburn show will premier on Friday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. CT. It will then run seven more times throughout the month. Click here for schedule details.
Many of you have discovered Auburn Undercover, the new web site that is owned by ESPN and written by long time Tiger beat writer Phillip Marshall. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, make sure you do.
Only in business a few weeks now, the site is absolutely awesome. Marshall is everywhere when it comes to covering Auburn football. But there’s some bad news. In a few weeks the site will switch over to a pay service likeAutigers.com and AuburnSports.com.
As a yearly subscriber to both pay services, I have to say that Marshall is eating their lunch out of the gate. He has the most interesting stories and a good mix of recruiting news. It will be interesting to see if he can maintain the momentum in the coming months.