SEC Media Days & Schedules

GamecockInsider.com
Posted Jul 24, 2003


While Lou Holtz's Ladies Clinic is the start of the season to many, it's the SEC Media Days that officially kick off the season for the remainder of fans. Here is the official schedule for SEC Media Days PLUS a complete 2003 SEC Conference football schedule. How does Tennessee manage to schedule those off-weeks on such advantageous and beneficial dates? ...

  • The Sporting News College Football Preview has ranked the Southeastern Conference as the nation's top conference in 2003. The SEC is tops, followed by the Big 12, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-10 and Big East. Said the magazine, "Auburn and Georgia are the league's elite and likely will play twice, including the SEC Championship Game. We think Auburn will run the table, but it wouldn't be a surprise if both Auburn and Georgia were 12-1 following that SEC title game. The league will land two BCS spots, and LSU, Tennessee and Florida are all capable of winning 10 games. The Gators and Vols must bounce back from disappointing seasons for the SEC to legitimize its spot at the top.

  • The Sporting News also selects Auburn as its preseason #1 ranked team, followed by Ohio State, Oklahoma, Michigan and Miami (Fla.). Other SEC teams ranked in the top 25 include Georgia (11), LSU (13) and Tennessee (16).

  • In a collection of pre-season magazines (Athlon, Lindy's, College Football News, The Sporting News, Street & Smith's), 10 SEC players received first-team All-America mention. The list includes: OT Shawn Andrews, Arkansas; OT Antonio Hall, Kentucky; DE David Pollack, Georgia; RS Derek Abney, Kentucky; QB Eli Manning, Ole Miss; OL Justin Smiley, Alabama; LB Karlos Dansby, Auburn; OL Stephen Peterman, LSU; OL Wesley Britt, Alabama; DB Corey Webster, LSU.

  • According to six pre-season SEC polls, Georgia and Auburn will meet in the SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta on Dec. 6. In the Eastern Division, Georgia is favored to win by Athlon, College Football News, The Sporting News and the Birmingham News. Tennessee is predicted to win the East by Lindy's and Street & Smith's. In the Western Division, Auburn is a unanimous selection of all six publications sampled.

  • In a compilation of five pre-season national polls (using a 1-25 point system, 1 for 1st place, etc.), Oklahoma is predicted to win the national championship, followed by Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Auburn and Texas. The Sooners are predicted to win the national crown by Athlon, Lindy's and Street & Smith's. Ohio State is predicted to repeat as national champs by College Football News while Auburn is tabbed number one by The Sporting News.

  • Other SEC teams in the pre-season national top 35 compiled from the five aforementioned polls, Georgia is ranked 9th, Tennessee 13th, LSU 14th, Florida 22nd, Alabama 26th and Arkansas 35th.


2003 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS SCHEDULE
Wynfrey Hotel
Hoover, Ala.

Below is a schedule and the list of coaches and athletes that will be featured at Kickoff 2002 - SEC Football Media Days. GamecockNation.com will have the latest quotes and notes from Kickoff 2002, as well as insider reports from the press conferences involving SC coaches and players.

TUESDAY, JULY 29

12:45 - 1:10 p.m.
COMMISSIONER MIKE SLIVE

1:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
ARKANSAS (1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.)
Coach Houston Nutt, WR George Wilson, LB Tony Bua

TENNESSEE (1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.)
Coach Phillip Fulmer, QB Casey Clausen, LB Kevin Burnett

KENTUCKY (3:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.)
Coach Rich Brooks, WR/RS Derek Abney, DE Vincent Burns

VANDERBILT (3:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.)
Coach Bobby Johnson, QB Jay Cutler, DE Jovan Haye


WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

8:20 - 8:40 a.m.
SEC Coordinator of Football Officials BOBBY GASTON

8:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
OLE MISS (8:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.)
Coach David Cutcliffe, QB Eli Manning, DL Jesse Mitchell

FLORIDA (8:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.)
Coach Ron Zook, CB/WR Keiwan Ratliff, OT Max Starks

ALABAMA (10:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.)
Coach Mike Shula, TB Shaud Williams, LB Cornelius Wortham

SOUTH CAROLINA (10:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.)
Coach Lou Holtz, DB Dunta Robinson, OT Travelle Wharton


THURSDAY, JULY 31

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
AUBURN (8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
Coach Tommy Tuberville, QB Jason Campbell, OLB Karlos Dansby

LSU (8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
Coach Nick Saban, DT Chad Lavalais, OG Stephen Peterman

GEORGIA (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Coach Mark Richt, DE David Pollack, TE Ben Watson

MISSISSIPPI STATE (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Coach Jackie Sherrill, WR Justin Jenkins, LB T.J. Mawhinney

2003 SEC Schedules

Date Opponent Time
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Williams-Brice (80,250)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 7 p.m.
Sept. 6 VIRGINIA (JP) 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 at Georgia (CBS) 12:30 or 3:30 PM
Sept. 20 UAB 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 at Tennessee (TV Game) TBA
Oct. 11 KENTUCKY TBA
Oct. 18 LSU (TV Game) TBA
Oct. 25 VANDERBILT [HC] TBA
Nov. 1 at Ole Miss TBA
Nov. 8 *at Arkansas TBA
Nov. 15 FLORIDA (TV Game) TBA
Nov. 22 CLEMSON (TV Game) TBA
* - at Little Rock, Ark.
ALL TIMES EASTERN
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium(s): Bryant-Denny (83,818); Legion Field (83,091)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 *SOUTH FLORIDA (ESPN) 2 p.m.
Sept. 6 OKLAHOMA (ESPN) 6:45 p.m.
Sept. 13 KENTUCKY TBA
Sept. 20 NORTHERN ILLINOIS TBA
Sept. 27 ARKANSAS TBA
Oct. 4 at Georgia TBA
Oct. 11 SOUTHERN MISS [HC] TBA
Oct. 18 at Ole Miss TBA
Oct. 25 TENNESSEE TBA
Nov. 8 at Mississippi State TBA
Nov. 15 LSU TBA
Nov. 22 at Auburn TBA
Nov. 29 at Hawaii TBA
* - Birmingham, Ala.
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium(s): Reynolds Razorback (82,000); War Memorial (53,727)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Sept. 6 TULSA 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 at Texas (ABC) 11 a.m.
Sept. 20 *NORTH TEXAS 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 at Alabama TBA
Oct. 11 AUBURN [HC] TBA
Oct. 18 FLORIDA TBA
Oct. 25 at Ole Miss TBA
Nov. 1 at Kentucky TBA
Nov. 8 *SOUTH CAROLINA TBA
Nov. 15 NEW MEXICO STATE TBA
Nov. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE TBA
Nov. 28 at LSU (CBS) 1:30 p.m.
* - Little Rock, Ark.
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
AUBURN TIGERS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Jordan-Hare (86,063)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (CBS) 5 p.m.
Sept. 6 at Georgia Tech (ABC) 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 13 at Vanderbilt TBA
Sept. 27 WESTERN KENTUCKY 4 p.m.
Oct. 4 TENNESSEE TBA
Oct. 11 at Arkansas TBA
Oct. 18 MISSISSIPPI STATE TBA
Oct. 25 at LSU TBA
Nov. 1 LOUISIANA-MONROE [HC] 1 p.m.
Nov. 8 OLE MISS TBA
Nov. 15 at Georgia TBA
Nov. 22 ALABAMA TBA
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
FLORIDA GATORS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field (83,000)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 SAN JOSE STATE 6 p.m.
Sept. 6 at Miami (Fla.) (ABC) 8 p.m.
Sept. 13 FLORIDA A&M 6 p.m.
Sept. 20 TENNESSEE (CBS) 12 p.m. OR 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 at Kentucky TBA
Oct. 4 OLE MISS TBA
Oct. 11 at LSU TBA
Oct. 18 at Arkansas TBA
Nov. 1 *vs. Georgia TBA
Nov. 8 VANDERBILT [HC] TBA
Nov. 15 at South Carolina TBA
Nov. 29 FLORIDA STATE (CBS) 3:30 p.m.
* - Jacksonville, Fla.
ALL TIMES EASTERN
GEORGIA BULLDOGS (13-1, 6-1 SEC)
Home Stadium: Sanford (92,020)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 at Clemson (ABC) 12 p.m.
Sept. 6 MIDDLE TENNESSEE TBA
Sept. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA TBA
Sept. 20 at LSU (CBS) 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 ALABAMA TBA
Oct. 11 at Tennessee TBA
Oct. 18 at Vanderbilt TBA
Oct. 25 UAB TBA
Nov. 1 *vs. Florida TBA
Nov. 15 AUBURN TBA
Nov. 22 KENTUCKY TBA
Nov. 29 at Georgia Tech TBA
* - Jacksonville, Fla.
ALL TIMES EASTERN
KENTUCKY WILDCATS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Commonwealth (67,530)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 31 LOUISVILLE (ESPN2) 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 MURRAY STATE 7 p.m.
Sept. 13 at Alabama TBA
Sept. 20 at Indiana 5 p.m.
Sept. 27 FLORIDA TBA
Oct. 11 at South Carolina TBA
Oct. 18 OHIO [HC] TBA
Oct. 25 MISSISSIPPI STATE TBA
Nov. 1 ARKANSAS TBA
Nov. 15 at Vanderbilt TBA
Nov. 22 at Georgia TBA
Nov. 29 TENNESSEE TBA
ALL TIMES EASTERN
LSU TIGERS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Tiger (91,600)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 LOUISIANA-MONROE 7 p.m.
Sept. 6 at Arizona (TBS) 9 p.m.
Sept. 13 WESTERN ILLINOIS 7 p.m.
Sept. 20 GEORGIA (CBS) 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 at Mississippi State TBA
Oct. 11 FLORIDA TBA
Oct. 18 at South Carolina TBA
Oct. 25 AUBURN TBA
Nov. 1 LOUISIANA TECH [HC] 7 p.m.
Nov. 15 at Alabama TBA
Nov. 22 at Ole Miss TBA
Nov. 28 ARKANSAS (CBS) 1:30 p.m.
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
OLE MISS REBELS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway (60,580)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 at Vanderbilt (JP) 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 6 at Memphis (ESPN2) 11 a.m.
Sept. 13 LOUISIANA-MONROE 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 TEXAS TECH 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 at Florida TBA
Oct. 11 ARKANSAS STATE [HC] 1 p.m.
Oct. 18 ALABAMA TBA
Oct. 25 ARKANSAS TBA
Nov. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA TBA
Nov. 8 at Auburn TBA
Nov. 22 LSU TBA
Nov. 27 at Mississippi State (ESPN) TBA
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (5,082)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 OREGON (ESPN2) 8 p.m.
Sept. 13 at Tulane TBA
Sept. 20 at Houston 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 LSU TBA
Oct. 4 VANDERBILT TBA
Oct. 11 MEMPHIS [HC] 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 at Auburn TBA
Oct. 25 at Kentucky TBA
Nov. 8 ALABAMA TBA
Nov. 15 at Tennessee TBA
Nov. 22 at Arkansas TBA
Nov. 27 OLE MISS (ESPN) TBA
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Neyland (104,079)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 FRESNO STATE (ESPN2) 3 p.m.
Sept. 6 MARSHALL (ESPN2) 4 p.m.
Sept. 13 1st OFF WEEK PREP FOR FLORIDA
Sept. 20 at Florida (CBS) 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 SOUTH CAROLINA TBA
Oct. 4 at Auburn TBA
Oct. 11 GEORGIA TBA
Oct. 18 2nd OFF WEEK UGA REST & PREP FOR BAMA
Oct. 25 at Alabama TBA
Nov. 1 DUKE [HC] TBA
Nov. 8 at Miami (Fla.) (ABC) 12 p.m.
Nov. 15 MISSISSIPPI STATE TBA
Nov. 22 VANDERBILT TBA
Nov. 29 at Kentucky TBA
ALL TIMES EASTERN
VANDERBILT COMMODORES (0-0, 0-0 SEC)
Home Stadium: Vanderbilt (39,773)
Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 vs. Division: 0-0 vs. Top 25: 0-0
Total Home Attendance: n/a Average Home Attendance: n/a
Aug. 30 OLE MISS (JP) 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 6 TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 AUBURN TBA
Sept. 20 at Texas Christian 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 GEORGIA TECH 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 at Mississippi State TBA
Oct. 11 NAVY [HC] 1 p.m.
Oct. 18 GEORGIA TBA
Oct. 25 at South Carolina TBA
Nov. 8 at Florida TBA
Nov. 15 KENTUCKY TBA
Nov. 22 at Tennessee TBA
ALL TIMES CENTRAL



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