SEC To Hold Virtual Media Days
The South Eastern Conference announced today that this summer's media days will be held virtually due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled to be held July 13-16 at the College Football Hall of Fame and Omni Atlanta Hotel. The new dates have not been announced yet.
The event typically consists of Commissioner Greg Sankey delivering his "State of the SEC" address, all 14 football coaches and selected players meeting with the media to discuss the upcoming season. All three elements are still expected to be held at this time.
The SEC Network is still planning on broadcasting the main press conferences as they happen.
"We look forward to returning to our traditional media days format in 2021," said Sankey.
The SEC had planned on holding the event in Atlanta for the second time in three years after the event had taken place in Birmingham each year since 1985.
Nick Saban was scheduled to make his appearance on Wednesday, July 15 along with Arkansas's Sam Pittman, Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt.
With the NCAA proposing an extended fall camp due to missing spring practice the media days would likely need to be moved up a few weeks to ensure coaches and teams are not holding camp during the time of the event.
It is unknown who Coach Saban had planned on bringing however he has many worthy candidates to place in front of the media when it is rescheduled. Offensively Alabama boasts leaders like Alex Leatherwood, DeVonta Smith, Najee Harris, Brian Robinson and Mac Jones. Defensively the Tide has leaders in Joshua McMillon, Labryan Ray, Dylan Moses and Patrick Surtain.
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