Just over six months have passed since Jameis Winston’s last-second touchdown pass topped Auburn in the final BCS national title game. We’ve gone through the coaching carousel, winter workouts, spring football, summer workouts and, quite frankly, it’s time to start talking college football seriously again.
Luckily, college football writers have you covered. Starting with next week’s SEC media days (a four-day event in which over 1,000 media members are expected to attend), leagues across the nation will trot out commissioners, coaches and players to talk about the 2014 season and issues facing the game.
Some coaches and players will be media magnets. Others will speak chapter and verse from the unwritten book of cliches, making media members run for the nearest caffeine boost.
Regardless, some hot-button topics are guaranteed to emerge, giving fans and writers something to discuss before preseason practices open in early August.
Here’s a look at the hottest topics entering college football’s media days frenzy.