Conference media days are a warm and welcome sign that college football is not as far away as it seems. The first major conference to hold its annual media event, the SEC, will host players and coaches at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala. from July 16-18.
Coming off its seventh consecutive BCS National Championship, the conference is more arrogant than ever before. But no one can deny they've earned that air of superiority, and anybody whom it offends is welcome to beat them and take it away. That's just easier said than done.
This should be a year of turnover for the SEC, as just five players (including a punter) return from last year's all-conference first team. Between that, a gaggle of new coaches and a Heisman winner who enjoyed an interesting summer, media days will not be wanting for intrigue.