It's Champions Day in Hoover as we move through the third day of the SEC's annual media event. Both Alabama and Missouri will make their way through the Wynfrey Hotel, along with a team that once looked like a trendy dark horse to win the SEC West. Here's the schedule. You can follow along on the SEC Network or WatchESPN. All times listed are for the main room, which is where the network will broadcast from.
10:05 a.m. ET: Alabama head coach Nick Saban
Saban likes to make fun of the fact that the media is almost never right when it picks the SEC champion, though that will be harder to do after a year in which the reporters correctly selected Alabama to win the title. Saban will also pontificate on some subject relevant to college football because it's sort of what he does at these things.
11:35 a.m. ET: Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops
After going last in 2014 and seeming to get little respect because of it, Stoops could have a captive audience for his third outing in Hoover. Or some media members could see it as a useful chance to rest between the presentations from the reigning champions of the SEC West and the SEC East.
2 p.m. ET: Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel
Let's be honest here: Pinkel is not the most dynamic speaker you'll ever hear. He's not quite as bad as Bobby Petrino, whose press conferences could put a rabid insomniac hyena to sleep, but he's also not great. It will be interesting to see what kinds of questions Pinkel gets, given that he has after all won the division twice in a row, even if Mizzou is widely expected to come in no better than third this year.
3:30 p.m. ET: Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema
This is one of the few press conferences I'm going to really miss this year, seeing as how I couldn't personally get to Hoover. Bielema is blunt and forceful at the podium during SEC Media Days, and usually is good for at least one blistering stem-winder aimed at the hurry-up, no-huddle offense. Agree with him or not, you can't help but like a guy who's willing to get rid of the coachspeak and tell you how he really feels.
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