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What Mizzou fans need to know about SEC Media Days

It’s talkin’ season, folks.

Barry Odom on the SEC Network
Barry Odom will address the media on Thursday during SEC Media Days.
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SEC Media Days begin on Monday, although the Missouri football contingent won’t get going until Thursday. Here’s what Missouri fans need to know about the week ahead.

When are SEC Media Days?

SEC Media Days begin on Monday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET. They last until Thursday, July 19.

Where are SEC Media Days?

The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga., will host SEC Media Days for the first time. This is a change, as SEC Media Days were previously held at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., for the previous 17 years.

Is it a big deal that SEC Media Days are in Atlanta?

No. They’ll talk like it is, but a ballroom in Branson, Mo., could host SEC Media Days and no one outside of the media (and Alabama/Auburn fans) would care. You’ll definitely see some griping from the SEC Media about not being able to go to Bumpers or On Tap or any of the other fine offerings of suburban Birmingham, but SEC Media Days do not matter and neither does the location.

Who is representing Missouri at SEC Media Days?

Glad you asked! Besides Barry Odom, Missouri will be represented by Drew Lock, Terry Beckner Jr. and Terez Hall. When the players break off into their media sessions, expect 65-30-5 split in terms of percentages of reporter in front of Lock/Beckner/Hall, respectively — although I think Hall will be the most entertaining interview of the group.

Also, it should be noted that Terez Hall is from the metro Atlanta area — which might make more sense for his inclusion over Paul Adams or Kevin Pendleton, for instance.

What is the full SEC Media Days schedule?

Monday, July 16

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher

12:15 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Texas A&M players

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops

2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Kentucky players

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron

3:35 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

LSU players

Tuesday, July 17

7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Steve Shaw, SEC coordinator of football officials

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart

10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Georgia players

10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Ole Miss coach Matt Luke

11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

Ole Miss players

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Arkansas coach Chad Morris

1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Florida coach Dan Mullen

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Arkansas players

3:40 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Florida players

Wednesday, July 18

7:30 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.

David Fletcher, Football Bowl Association

7:40 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

Bill Hancock, executive director of College Football Playoff

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead

9:20 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt

10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Mississippi State players

11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tennessee players

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Alabama coach Nick Saban

1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Missouri coach Barry Odom

2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Alabama players

3:40 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Missouri players

Thursday, July 19

7:30 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.

Football Writers Association of America

7:40 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

National Football Foundation

8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason

9:35 p.m. - 9:55 p.m.

Auburn players

10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp

12:15 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.

South Carolina players

How can I watch SEC Media Days?

Oh, Lord, please don’t. Just wait for the recap or social media reactions. But if you REALLY want to watch a bunch of dudes talk about their third-string left tackle or not answer questions about their job security, here goes:

TV: SEC Network

Live stream: WatchESPN / SEC Network+