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2013 SEC Media Days

SEC Media Days Schedule
Tuesday

FLORIDA
When: 1:00 p.m. to 3:40 p.m.
Head Coach: Will Muschamp
2012 Record: 11-2 overall, 7-1 in the SEC
Players Attending
Jeff Driskel: QB, 6-4, 236, Jr., Oviedo, FL.
2012 season: 156 of 245 for 1,646 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Dominique Easley: DL, 6-2, 283, Sr., Staten Island, NY.
2012 season: 26 tackles and a team-high four sacks.
Jon Halapio: OL, 6-3, 315, RS Sr., St. Petersburg, FL.
2012 season: Started in every game at right guard and graded above 80 percent eight times, including three games over 90 percent.

MISSOURI
When: 1:00 p.m. to 3:40 p.m
Head Coach: Gary Pinkel
2012 Record: 5-7 overall, 2-6 in the SEC
Players Attending
James Franklin: QB, 6-2, 230, Sr., Corinth, TX.
2012 season: Passed for 1,562 yards and 10 touchdowns.
L'Damian Washington: WR, 6-4, 200, Sr., Shreveport, LA.
2012 season: 443 receiving yards with an average of 17.7 yards per catch and two touchdowns.
Andrew Wilson: LB, 6-3, 235, Sr. O'Fallon, Mo.
2012 season: 44 tackles, 35 assists with four pass deflections and one fumble recovery.

OLE MISS
When: 3:50 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Head Coach: Hugh Freeze
2012 Record: 6-6 overall, 3-5 in the SEC
Players Attending
Donte Moncrief: WR, 6-2, 214, So., Raleigh, Miss.
2012 season: 66 receptions for 979 yards with 10 touchdowns.
Mike Marry: LB, 6-2, 248, Jr., Clearwater, FL.
2012 season: 37 tackles and 41 assists with 2.5 sacks.
Bo Wallace: QB, 6-5, 210, Jr., Pulaski, TN.
2012 season: Completed 235 of 368 pass attempts (63.9 percent) for 2,994 yards with 22 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

SOUTH CAROLINA
When: 3:50 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Head Coach: Steve Spurrier
2012 Record: 10-2 overall, 6-2 in the SEC
Players Attending
Jadeveon Clowney: DE, 6-6, 274, Jr., Rock Hill, SC.
2012 season: Made 50 total tackles with 13 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss.
Connor Shaw: QB, 6-1 207 Jr. Flowery Branch, Ga.
2012 season: Started 11 of 13 games, completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 1,732 yards with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Bruce Ellington: WR, 5-9 196 Moncks Corner, SC.
2012 season: Had 600 receiving yards on 40 catches with seven touchdowns and returned 18 kickoffs for a 22.6-yard average.
Wednesday

TEXAS A&M
When: 8:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Head Coach: Kevin Sumlin
2012 Record: 10-2 overall, 6-2 in the SEC
Players Attending
Toney Hurd: DB, 5-9, 190, Sr. Missouri City, TX.
2012 season: 67 tackles, four tackles for loss, started in seven game and played in all 13.
Johnny Manziel: QB, 6-1, 200, So. Kerrville, TX.
2012 season: Threw for 3,706 yards passing and rushed for 1,410 yards to break the SEC record for total yardage with 5,116. Also became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
Jake Matthews: WR, 6-5, 305, Sr. Missouri City, TX.
2012 season: The three-year letterman was voted first-team All-SEC.

KENTUCKY
When: 8:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Head Coach: Mark Stoops defensive coordinator at FSU for three seasons.
2012 Record: 2-10 overall, 0-8 in the SEC
Players Attending
Donte Rumph: DT, 6-3, 323, St. Matthews, SC.
2012 season: Started in 11 games, recording 36 tackles, including six tackles for loss and four sacks.
Raymond Sanders: RB, 5-8, 199, Sr., Stone Mountain, GA.
2012 season: Averaged 5.4 yards a carry while leading the team in rushing with 669 yards.
Avery Williamson: LB, 6-1, 241, Sr., Milan, TN.
2012 season: Finished second in the league in tackles with 135, including a career-high 20 against Vanderbilt.

MISSISSIPPI STATE
When: 11:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Head Coach: Dan Mullen
2012 Record: 8-4 overall, 4-4 in the SEC
Players Attending
Kaleb Eulls: DL, 6-4, 280, Jr., Yazoo City, MS.
2012 season: Made 28 tackles, including one for loss, to go with a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.
Benardrick McKinney: LB, 6-5, 235, Jr., Tunica, MS.
2012 season: Recorded 102 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, a sack, four pass break-ups and a fumble recovery.
Tyler Russell: QB, 6-4, 220, Jr., Meridian, Miss.
2012 season: Set school records throwing for 2,897 yards and 24 touchdowns, completing 231 pass on 394 attempts.

TENNESSEE
When: 11:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Head Coach: Butch Jones 1st Season as Head Coach after three seasons at Cincinnati, where he led the Bearcats to first-place finishes in the BIG EAST his final two seasons.
2012 Record: 5-7 overall, 1-7 in the SEC
Players Attending
Antonio Richardson: OL, 6-6, 325, Jr., Nashville, TN.
2012 season: Started all 12 games for an offense that averaged 475.9 yards a game.
Ja'Wuan James: OL, 6-6, 324, Jr., Suwanee, Ga.
2012 season: Started 12 games at right tackle bringing his career total to 37 starts.
Jacques Smith: LB, 6-2, 255, Sr.,Ooltewah, TN.
2012 season: Made 33 tackles, including seven for loss for 31 yards and two sacks for 16 yards.

AUBURN
When: 2:20 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Head Coach: Gus Malzahn Auburn's offensive coordinator from 2009-11
2012 Record: 3-9 overall, 0-8 in the SEC
Players Attending
Chris Davis: CB, 5-11, 198, Sr., Birmingham, AL.
2012 season: Recorded 46 tackles and three pass break-ups.
Dee Ford: DE, 6-2, 238, Sr., Odenville, AL.
2012 season: Made 34 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and six sacks, to go with eight quarterback hurries.
Jay Prosch: FB, 6-0, 247, Sr., Mobile, AL.
2012 season: Scored two rushing touchdowns on 12 carries.

ARKANSAS
When: 2:20 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Head coach: Bret Bielema 1st season as Head Coach brings a 68-24 (.739) career record as a head coach at Wisconsin.
2012 record: 4-8 overall, 2-6 in the SEC
Players Attending
Chris Smith: DE, 6-3, 266, Sr. Mount Ulla, NC.
2012 season: Recorded 52 tackles, including 13.0 for loss with 9.5 sacks, and 12 quarterback hurries.
Travis Swanson: C, 6-5, 314, Sr. Kingwood, TX.
2012 season: Team captain started all 12 games.
Kiero Small: DE, 5-10, 246, Sr. Baltimore, MD.
2012 season: Played in one game before sustaining a season-ending injury.
Thursday

LSU
When: 8:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Head Coach: Les Miles
2012 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 in the SEC
Players Attending
Jarvis Landry: WR, 6-0, 190, So., Lutcher, LA.
2012 season: Caught 56 passes for 573 yards and five touchdowns.
Craig Loston: SAF, 6-2, 205, Sr., Houston, TX.
2012 season: Made 55 tackles and intercepted three passes.
Zach Mettenberger: QB, 6-5, 222, Sr., Watkinsville, Ga. 2012 season: Completed 207 of 352 pass attempts for 2,609 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

GEORGIA
When: 8:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
Head Coach: Mark Richt
2012 Record: 11-2 overall, 7-2 in the SEC
Players Attending
Arthur Lynch: TE, 6-5, 258, Sr., Dartmouth, MA.
2012 season: Finished with 24 receptions for 431 yards and three touchdowns.
Aaron Murray: QB, 6-1, 211, Sr., Tampa, FL.
2012 season: Compiled 3,893 yards with 36 touchdowns on 249-of-388 passing with 10 interceptions.
Garrison Smith: DE, 6-3, 297, Sr., Atlanta, GA.
2012 season: Made 57 tackles, including two for loss.

ALABAMA
When: 11:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Head Coach: Nick Saban
2012 Record: 12-1 overall, 8-1 in the SEC
Players Attending
AJ McCarron: QB, 6-4, 214, Sr., Mobile, AL.
2012 season: Completed 211 of 314 attempts for 2,933 yards with 30 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
C.J. Mosley: LB, 6-2, 232, Sr., Theodore, AL.
2012 season: Made 107 tackles, including eight for loss and four sacks with two interceptions.
Anthony Steen: OL, 6-3, 309, Sr., Lambert, MS.
2012 season: Started all 13 games at right guard.

VANDERBILT
When: 11:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Head Coach: James Franklin
2012 Record: 9-4 overall, 5-3 in the SEC
Players Attending
Andre Hal: DB, 6-0, 184, Sr., Port Allen, LA.
2012 season: Made 48 total tackles and defended 14 passes with two interceptions.
Wesley Johnson: OT, 6-5, 295, Sr., Nashville, TN.
2012 season: Started all 13 games on the offensive line.
Jordan Matthews: WR, 6-3, 205, Sr., Madison, AL.
2012 season: Caught 94 passes for 1,323 yards with eight touchdowns.

Thursday

Featured teams on Day 3, SEC Media Days
Outtakes: Day 3, SEC Media Days
HURT: Discipline in a Twitter-centric world
Murray: Close loss a valuable lesson
ALABAMA NOTEBOOK: News from Day 3
They Said It: Day 3, SEC Media Days
Ask a Stupid Question: Day 3
THE BUZZ: Heavy hitters on Day 3
Momentum up for Franklin's Vanderbilt
Tide fans discuss expectations
Saban takes turn at SEC Media Days
After 2012 near miss, Richt ready for season
Miles addresses SEC scheduling
Preseason Media Days All-SEC Team announced

Video of players and coaches from 2013 SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

Wednesday

McCarron happy to trade fame for 3rd title
Featured teams on Day 2, SEC Media Days
Outtakes: Day 2, SEC Media Days
HURT: Malzahn offends on offense
Ask a Stupid Question: Day 2
THE BUZZ: Manziel dominates talk
Bielema ready to surprise
They Said It: Day 2, SEC Media Days
Russell ready for resurgence
All eyes on 'Johnny Football'
Malzahn brings 'new day' to Auburn
Jones charged with reviving Vols
Mullen talks process of building
Expectations high for Stoops
Sumlin talks increased attention

Tuesday

Could this be South Carolina's year?
Featured teams on Day 1
Bo Wallace ready after shoulder surgery
They Said It: Day 1
Ask a Stupid Question: Day 1
THE BUZZ: Clowney's big hit draws talk
Spurrier closes out Day 1
Freeze talks progress of Ole Miss
CECIL HURT: What is Muschamp's responsibility?
Pinkel talks second season in SEC
Muschamp talks Florida's 2013 season
Slive opens SEC Media Days
SEC Media Days Twitter hub

Your Guide to Media Days

Media Days coverage
The 29th annual Southeastern Conference Media Days event opens in Hoover on Tuesday. The three-day event will gather each of the league's 14 head football coaches and three plays from each team for a series of interviews at the Wynfrey Hotel.

The SEC expects more than 1,000 media members to attend, with an expectation that this year's gathering will be the largest ever.

The event is not open to the public, but fans can gather in the hotel lobby in hopes of getting autographs of players and coaches. Here is a quick guide to understanding SECMD and how best to follow the action:

How it works
Each day, coaches and players from each of the league's 14 teams will rotate through various rooms on the convention floor of the Wynfrey, meeting at designated times with print, broadcast and Internet media.

Today's teams are Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

Six teams will appear on Wednesday: Texas A&M, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas.

The event will conclude Thursday with LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Vanderbilt.

Alabama's player representatives will be quarterback AJ McCarron, offensive lineman Anthony Steen and linebacker C.J. Mosley.

Each day is scheduled to feature at least one player who figures to be a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2013: South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney today, reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M on Wednesday and Alabama's McCarron on Thursday.

More in store
SEC Media Days is not limited to coaches and players.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will issue his annual state of the league address today starting at 12:30 p.m. to kick off the event.

Steve Shaw, the SEC's coordinator of football officials, will address rule changes and officiating procedures Wednesday morning.

The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame will have a representative speak at 8 a.m. on Thursday, followed by Justin Connolly of the yet-to-be-launched SEC Network.

Attending media members can vote on a Preseason All-SEC Team, which will be released Thursday morning.

Track the action
Tidesports.com and Tuscaloosanews.com will have wall-to-wall coverage each day.

Tidesports.com is a premium subscriber website but some content will be available for free.

Tuscaloosanews.com is also paywall-protected, with non-subscribers able to look at five content items per month without charge.

Tidesports.com members can discuss SEC Media Days on our "Talk of Champions" forum and get exclusive breaking news on UA athletics and football recruiting.

Reports from each coach's appearance, player features, video and photo galleries will be posted as quickly as possible throughout SEC Media Days. Other features will look at the best quotes of each day, the worst questions from the media and the buzz of each session.

Be sure to check out Tidesports.com's SEC Media Days Central hub page, which will provide the latest content as it is posted.

A link can be found on the site's front page.

ESPN's "College Football Live" show will originate from SEC Media Days for the next three days. The 30-minute program starts at 2:30 p.m. each day, with ESPN carrying the program today and Wednesday, and Thursday's edition set for ESPNU. Each day's interviews will be live streamed on E3/Watchespn.

Tweet central
The Tidesports.com staff will be utilizing Twitter throughout SEC Media Days.Follow the staff to get as-it-happens reports throughout the event:

Columnist Cecil Hurt: Twitter: cecilhurt
Beat writer Aaron Suttles: Twitter: aaronsuttles
Executive sports editor Tommy Deas: Twitter: tommydeas
Tidesports.com: Twitter: Tidesports
The Tuscaloosa News: Twitter: tuscaloosanews

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