It’s finally here. For all intents and purposes, this week’s SEC Media Days is the beginning of the college football season.
Unlike CBS Sports, who doesn’t begin paying college football any attention until three weeks into the season (what’s up with that???), SEC Media Days gets our juices flowing roughly six weeks from the first whistle.
If you look around, everyone from Tony Barnhart to Tony Danza has questions they are posing for this week’s event.
But we at capstonereport.com like to delve deeper. 2010 is easy. What will we see at SEC Media Days 2011?
I’d like to hear from you, but here are a few of my own:
1. Who will take the podium next July for the University of Georgia?
Clearly the league if not the game itself has passed Mark Richt by. That’s an old expression, once even asked regarding Coach Bryant. Bryant answered with the 1970’s, one of the most dominant decades of college football. Can Richt’s answer begin this year?
2. Can Alabama three-peat as champs?
Whether we’re talking about the SEC or both the league and national titles, there’s a good chance this will be up for debate a year from now.
3. How will Newton do under a new coordinator?
Unless Auburn pays Gus Malzahn $2 Million per year after this season, it’s likely Auburn’s wonder boy QB will either have a new system to learn or will play under a coordinator trying to keep life pumped into the old one. Auburn’s marketing network has successfully fooled the world into believing a team with a 3-5 league record in 2010 is a worldbeater, largely due to a gimmick coordinator. Look for their marketing efforts to backfire on them as someone believes the spin and snatches Gus up.
4. Is this Spurrier’s last season?
The golf course has been calling the ole ballcoach for years now, and another 7-5 year in 2010 could put him in the ole golf cart and take him there. How much more time does he have?
5. How will Mullen do at LSU?
Mississippi State has a great coach on their hands. But not for long. Mrs. Mullen will eventually want to move away from Green Acres to live in a real city. Once Les Miles either gets canned or dupes Michigan into giving him a second chance with the Wolverines (when Rich Rod gets fired in late November of this year), LSU will look for the very best (they can get) and find it in Mullen.
So that’s mine…let’s hear yours.