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SEC Media Days lineup

7/13/2011

It's almost here, folks. SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., are just a week away, which means the regular season is just around the corner.

You're ready for some football, and we're definitely ready for some football.

You can always find an interesting story or two at media days and there are always a few surprises here and there.

What will the coaches say about paying players? What will players say about paying players? What will be the reactions to the new rules on oversigning? Who will have the snazziest suit? Who will drop the best/funniest quotes of the week?

And of course, which fan base will have the most representation during the three-day event?

Each team will be bringing three players, along with the head coach. There are some good names on this year's list, including Ole Miss defensive end Kentrell Lockett. He's not only fun to talk with but has one of the more interesting stories to follow, considering his 2011 season was up in the air a few months ago.

Two youngsters that should get a lot of attention are South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray. Big things are expected from each one this fall, so it will be interesting to see how they deal with the media onslaught.

This will be Will Muschamp and James Franklin's first go-rounds at media days. Florida's new coach will also be bringing much-criticized quarterback John Brantley with him, but senior defensive tackle Jaye Howard won't make the trip. Too bad because he has a great personality and is fun to talk to.

Alabama coach Nick Saban, running back Trent Richardson, safety Mark Barron and linebacker Dont’a Hightower should get a few cameras and tape recorders in their faces next week. Alabama enters the fall as the likely favorite in the league and everyone will let Saban and his crew know that when they arrive Friday morning.

One disappointment is that South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia won't be around. The troubled athlete is looking to clean up his image in Columbia, but we won't have an opportunity to hear what he has to say as he attempts his transformation. Luckily, coach Steve Spurrier will be in town, meaning there should be some good laughs and great quotes. Plus, I'm interested to see if he's had more thoughts on compensating student-athletes.

I’m sure a few more personalities will come out next week, so it should be fun.

Here is a complete list of players and coaches for next week's event.

WEDNESDAY

First Rotation:
1 -- 3:50 p.m. ET

Arkansas

Coach Bobby Petrino

RB Knile Davis

WR Jarius Wright

DE Tenarius Wright

Florida

Coach Will Muschamp

QB John Brantley

DE William Green

WR Deonte Thompson

Second Rotation: 3:20 -- 6 p.m. ET

South Carolina

Coach Steve Spurrier

WR Alshon Jeffery

RB Marcus Lattimore

DT Travian Robertson

Mississippi State

Coach Dan Mullen

RB Vick Ballard

DT Fletcher Cox

QB Chris Relf

THURSDAY

First Rotation:
8:30 -- 11:20 a.m. ET

Kentucky

Coach Joker Phillips

OG Stuart Hines

CB Anthony Mosley

QB Morgan Newton

Georgia

Coach Mark Richt

CB Brandon Boykin

C Ben Jones

QB Aaron Murray

Second Rotation: 10:50 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. ET

Auburn

Coach Gene Chizik

WR Emory Blake

DT Nosa Equae

TE Phillip Lutzenkirchen

Tennessee

Coach Derek Dooley

DL Malik Jackson

RB Tauren Poole

OL Dallas Thomas

FRIDAY

First Rotation:
8:30 -- 11:20 a.m. ET

Alabama

Coach Nick Saban

S Mark Barron

LB Dont'a Hightower

RB Trent Richardson

Vanderbilt

Coach James Franklin

CB Casey Hayward

LB Chris Marve

QB Larry Smith

Second Rotation: 10:50 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. ET

Ole Miss

Coach Houston Nutt

RB Brandon Bolden

DE Kentrell Lockett

OT Bradley Sowell

LSU

Coach Les Miles

LB Ryan Baker

QB Jordan Jefferson

WR Russell Shepard