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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Previewing the SEC media days

By Chris Low

Some of the most compelling drama every year at the SEC media days is wondering whether the event is going to reach 1,000 credentialed media members attending.

It sounds like more than 900 will converge on the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., beginning Wednesday for the unofficial kickoff to the SEC football season.

What can we expect this year?

Well, now that Tim Tebow is gone, we know Steve Spurrier won’t leave him off his preseason All-SEC ballot and then blame longtime football operations director Jamie Speronis for not selecting Tebow as the first-team quarterback.

By the way, since that whole fiasco two years ago, have you noticed that the SEC office no longer notes if a player was a unanimous selection by the coaches?

We also know that Phillip Fulmer won’t be served a subpoena like he was in 2008 by attorneys for disassociated Alabama booster Wendell Smith. That turned out to be Fulmer’s last SEC media days, as he was fired toward the end of the 2008 season.

Some of the things we can expect this year include: