11 a.m. CT -- Caldwell finds it "awesome" to be at SEC Media Days. "I've heard a lot about it for all these years, but never actually seen it."
11:01 a.m. CT -- Caldwell was excited to be a coach, excited for the season, very excited. He might take the "excited" crown from Dan Mullen's 2009 press conference.
11:05 a.m. CT -- He apparently was a baseball head coach somewhere in the 1970s. "We were 14-2."
11:07 a.m CT -- "This is the greatest thrill of my life, other than my child being born."
11:10 a.m. CT -- Wife says he's only able to talk football. No, Caldwell says, he can also talk about "working on a turkey farm," being a pipe fitter, etc. "But no one wants to hear that." Other coaches "have no idea who I am."
11:11 a.m. CT -- Caldwell has won the room. He's getting plenty of laughes with his remarks.
11: 14 a.m. CT -- "Last night I was opening the door for people and they gave me a tip."
11:15 a.m. CT -- Recruiting is still going well despite Bobby Johnson's retirement. As far as academic standards are concerned, he says "academic students" can be found. "They're out there."
11:19 a.m. CT -- He doesn't really answer whether he'll continue the no-profanity policy. Also, when he took a pay cut to be an assistant coach at Furman: "My daddy said, 'Boy, you're an idiot,' and I've continued to live up to his words."
11:22 a.m. CT -- His hometown of Pageland, S.C. -- It was "the watermelon capital of the world" -- "at least we proclaimed that."
11:23 a.m. CT -- "I just hate the world is not going to get to know Rajaan Bennett." The room is almost silent as he says that.
11:30 a.m. CT -- "There'll be no wholesale changes."
11:35 a.m. CT -- I'm learning more about turkey farming than I ever wanted to know.
11:37 a.m. CT -- Was it a cultural adjustment to coach at Vanderbilt? "I think it was a big adjustment for Vanderbilt."
11:42 a.m. CT -- "Sadly, we are out of time," the moderater says. The reporters applaud Caldwell -- something they have not done for other coaches.