SEC Me­dia Days kick off in Ala.

The Standard Journal - - National Sports -

There’s plenty of is­sues to dis­cuss in t he South­east­ern Con­fer­ence.

The league opens its an­nual me­dia days — four days in­stead of three now — on Mon­day in Hoover, Alabama with rad­i­cal change in the col­lege ath­letic model ap­pear­ing im­mi­nent and the SEC Net­work soon to take the air­waves.

Foot­ball will also be on the agenda, of course; Florida State ended the SEC’s seven-year run of na­tional ti­tles by beat­ing Auburn. Six SEC teams will be led by new start­ing quar­ter­backs af­ter an ex­o­dus that in­cluded big names like Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Alabama’s AJ McCar­ron and Ge­or­gia’s Aaron Mur­ray.

SEC Com­mis­sioner Mike Slive opens with his an­nual ad­dress. Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, whose Tigers matched the big­gest one-sea­son turn­around in col­lege foot­ball dur­ing his de­but, will be the first coach to ad­dress the me­dia. The SEC is­sued about 1,100 cre­den­tials for the event in sub­ur­ban Birm­ing­ham.

Here are 5 things to watch at SEC me­dia days:

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