SEC Media Days: Thursday Links & Lineup

HOOVER, Ala. | It was, as expected, a mighty busy first day here Wednesday. From Mike Slive‘s plan for massive NCAA reform to Dan Mullen‘s plan for reaching Atlanta, there’s a lot to cover. And, of course, we’ve got you covered.

To the links.

• My story on MSU’s expectations, which are the same as last year, only now they seem more feasible.

• My story on quarterback Chris Relf, who’s been putting in a lot of work this summer, often by himself, as he strives for continued improvement. He said he wants to be the hardest-working QB in the country. I’ve also got some video of Relf.

• Speaking of video, if you missed it last night, here’s tailback Vick Ballard.

• In my MSU notebook, we hear from MSU president Mark Keenum, who will be among several university presidents to meet with NCAA president Mark Emmert next month to discuss Slive’s proposals.

• Also, it appears reserve tight end Kendrick Cook‘s college career is over due to a neck injury.

Parrish Alford has even more for you from yesterday: Slive seeks NCAA changes; South Carolina loaded with talent; an SEC notebook.

<p>• Elsewhere, here’s a roundup of some of Wednesday’s best quotes.

All right, time to look at what’s on tap for today.


Session I (8:30-11:20 a.m.)


Coach: Joker Phillips. Players: OL Stuart Hines, QB Morgan Newton, LB Danny Trevathan.

2010 record: 6-7 (2-6 SEC)

Postseason: Lost to Pitt, 27-10, in BBVA Compass Bowl

On Twitter: @jokerphillips, @StuartHines, @monewt12, @UKAthleticsNews, @TCPMattMay, @johnclayiv, @wildcats


Coach: Mark Richt. Players: CB Brandon Boykin, C Ben Jones, QB Aaron Murray.

2010 record: 6-7 (3-5 SEC)

Postseason: Lost to UCF, 10-6, in Liberty Bowl

On Twitter: @MarkRicht, @aaronmurray11, @ugaathletics, @sethemerson, @marcweiszer, @ajcuga


Session II (10:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)


Coach: Gene Chizik. Players: WR Emory Blake, DT Nosa Equae, TE Philip Lutzinkirchen.

2010 record: 14-0, 8-0

Postseason: Defeated Oregon, 22-19, in BCS title game

On Twitter: @CoachGeneChizik (deadbeat tweeter), @EB_TXmade (Blake), @AUAthletics, @HABOTN, @AUGoldMine, @auburnbeat, @AUBlog, @jzenor</span>


Coach: Derek Dooley. Players: DL Malik Jackson, RB Tauren Poole, OL Dallas Thomas.

2010 record: 6-7 (3-5 SEC)

Postseason: Lost to North Carolina, 30-27, in Music City Bowl

On Twitter: @DerekDooley, @WhoisTPoole, @Vol_Sports, @Vol_Football, @Vols_Beat, @Strangemike44, @GoVolsXtra, @patrickbrownTFP, @Andrew_Gribble

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