Well, it’s that time of the year again. The SEC — Bama fans, mostly — will invade the Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, along with conference coaches, selected players and of course...(/thunder clap) THE MEDIA.
LSU’s up on day one this year, so if you’re somebody who gets tired of this stuff real quick, this is your ideal. Ed Orgeron will be on hand along with Derrius Guice, D.J. Chark and Christian LaCouture.
The SEC Network will, of course, have wall-to-wall coverage, particularly the coaches’ appearances in the main room and the commissioner’s state of the conference address, etc... The Network’s schedule is available here.
Monday will kick off at 11:30 a.m. CT, likely with Greg Sankey leading off. The day one teams, in addition to LSU, will be Tennessee and Arkansas. So while we don’t get Les Miles’ annual “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” report, you will get Bret Bielema’s thoughts on being a new father.
The current lineup appears to be Arkansas/LSU/Tennessee, which would put LSU’s spotlight sometime after lunch. ESPN-Baton Rouge affiliate 104.5/104.9 will also be on hand for the Sports Today lunchtime show and After Further Review in the afternoon.
Guice is always good for a quote and some fun media content, and it should be an interesting season in the spotlight for Chark, who should star in the Tiger offense under new play-caller Matt Canada. LaCouture, of course, will wear the No. 18 and be one of the central leaders for the Tigers this season. He’ll also be the only person in the Winfrey with a Boston accent.
Early bets are on Guice to be the best-dressed.
Stay tuned to LSU Football’s official twitter account for updates. Other relevant follows will include:
- Derrius Guice
- D.J. Chark
- Bruce Feldman
- Andy Staples
- Peter Burns
- Booger McFarland
- Marcus Spears
- Ross Dellenger
- Scott Rabalais
- Jacques Doucet
- Jim Kleinpeter
- Matt Moscona