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SEC Media Days

He’s still Dan: Mullen doesn’t know how to bow to Rebels

COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — It was a minor rebranding effort, but noticeable nonetheless.  (more…) (July 18, 2013, Page 6)

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    Visor to visor: Spurrier’s endorsement boosts Freeze

    COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala.—Hugh Freeze could have walked away from his second SEC Media Days without speaking a single word and his reputation would’ve still been enhanced. (more…) (July 17, 2013, Page 8)

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      What a difference a year makes

      HOOVER, Ala. — For Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze, a second trip to the Southeastern Conference Media Days revolved around increased expectations for his Rebels rather than uncertainty. (more…) (July 17, 2013, Page 8)

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        Rebels won’t headline Media Days, and that’s a good thing

        COLUMN: This column, an advance commentary on SEC Media Days, is ostensibly a preview of an event created to preview a sporting season. That’s the level of absurdity at which we’re operating at in college football. If you’re fine with this, I suppose I am, too. (more…) (July 9, 2013, Page 7)

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          Freeze wins a particularly important day in Hoover

          COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. —He was quick but not rushed, funny but not mocked, informative but not boring, and even managed to find the sunny side of inheriting a 2-10 program with a healthy SEC losing streak.

          Measured by his own rhetoric, the consensus among a pool of over 1,000 media members jaded by three days of clichés and no sunlight was that Hugh Freeze won the day in Hoover. The SEC rookie head coach held his own, and maybe even then some during Thursday’s SEC Media Days finale. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)

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            Newcomers greeted to SEC by absurdity

            COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — For years, the dirty little secret of Southeastern Conference Media Days has been that for all its pomp, circumstance and record-breaking attendance, there’s not much in the way of real news that comes out of this event.

            On Tuesday’s first day of the 2012 installment, the situation turned worse, as league newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M spent the day being pelted with one asinine question after another about the “toughness” of the SEC. (more…) (July 18, 2012, Page 7)

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              Chizik brushes off doubts regarding Tigers

              HOOVER, Ala. — Auburn coach Gene Chizik is visibly tired of questions relating to possible NCAA violations that may have occurred last season during the Tigers’ run to the BCS Championship.

              During his time with the print media at Thursday’s Southeastern Conference Media Days session, Chizik was asked a handful of questions in different ways about the NCAA and rules violations. His answers didn’t vary much, although he did talk publicly about his conversation with an NCAA official that is involved with infractions. (July 22, 2011, Page 8A)

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