The conference has released the 2012 SEC Media Days schedule. Mark it down so you can schedule your vacation days from work accordingly:
Tuesday, July 17
Lunch: 11:15 - 12:45
Session 1: 1:00 - 3:30, South Carolina and Texas A&M
Session 2: 3:20 - 6:00, Missouri and Vanderbilt
Wednesday, July 18
Session 1: 8:30 - 11:20, Florida and Mississippi State
Session 2: 10:50 - 1:30, Arkansas and Kentucky
Lunch: 1:00 - 2:30
Session 3: 2:30 - 5:00, Auburn and LSU
Thursday, July 19
Session 1: 8:30 - 11:20, Alabama and Tennessee
Session 2: 10:50 - 1:30, Ole Miss and Georgia
The times are all Central, as SEC Media Days is in Hoover, Alabama at the Wynfrey Hotel.
The newbies get to go on the first day, though it's always a good idea to kick everything off with Steve Spurrier. Picking James Franklin to close Day 1 and Les Miles to close Day 2 were good ideas as well. Day 2 is going to be a heck of a marathon.
Does anyone notice that the schools except Arkansas and Kentucky seem to be in logical pairs? South Carolina and Texas A&M use almost the same color of dark red and might be permanent rivals soon. Mizzou and Vandy both are black and gold. Mississippi State's Dan Mullen used to work at Florida. Auburn and LSU are both Tigers. Alabama and Tennessee have a storied rivalry in the Third Saturday in October series. Ole Miss and Georgia have the two coaches most likely to be preachers if they didn't coach football.
Maybe I'm just reading too much into it, but it wouldn't be SEC Media Days if everyone didn't inject their own special brand of crazy into the proceedings.