Day One of SEC Football Media Days
7/22/2009 6:50 PM
Hoover, Alabama - Bobby Petrino was not a rookie this year in Hoover as the Southeastern Conference kicked off SEC Football Media Days 2009. Coach Petrino said he felt more relaxed this year than last. Media Days last year was a circus. Phillip Fulmer was served a subpoena, Nick Saban returned to the SEC from the NFL, and Tommy Tuberville held court in the lobby of the Wynfrey Hotel.
This year the circus will begin tomorrow when Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida, and Georgia are in attendance.
Bobby Petrino spoke about his Quarterbacks and how he is excited about this season. Ryan Mallett and Tyler Wilson could both see action as the Hogs signal caller this season. The two players he brought with him, D.J. Williams and Malcolm Sheppard, say that the difference this year is everyone is on the same page.
Look for the Hogs defense to be improved as well, under second year defensive coordinator Willie Robinson. The addition of John L. Smith should help the special teams be just that, "Special!"
The biggest news on day one here in Hoover was the announcement by ESPN and the SEC about it's new television package, the SEC NETWORK. This network will air in over 73 television markets and more markets are being added daily. If you want to watch SEC Football you can from the East coast in New York, to the West coast in Los Angeles, thanks to this agreement.
With announcements like this, it makes you wonder what is in store for tomorrow. Stay tuned. We will be here to get the scoop for you.