SEC Media Days: Lots of Links; Day 3 Preview

HOOVER, Ala. | The third and final day of SEC Media Days is upon us, and it figures to go out with a bang. Coaches and players from four very good teams are on tap, including two-time reigning national champion Alabama. This means the Wynfrey Hotel lobby is gonna be packed packed packed with fans today.

Before we get to the schedule, let me give you some links from today’s Journal.

QB Tyler Russell takes responsibility for last season’s late collapse

Linebacker Benardrick McKinney is leading MSU’s defensive mayhem

• Johnny Manziel is going to live his life to the fullest

• Hugh Freeze is trying to temper expectations at Ole Miss

Media days notebook

OK, now for today’s schedule, with each head coach’s scheduled time to appear in the main media room.

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LSU Tigers (8:30 a.m.)

• 2012 record: 10-3 (6-2 SEC)

• Bowl game: Lost to Clemson, 25-24, in Chick-fil-A Bowl

• Coach: Les Miles (85-21, eight seasons)

• Players appearing: WR Jarvis Landry, S Craig Loston, QB Zach Mettenberger

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Georgia Bulldogs (9:50 a.m.)

• 2012 record: 12-2 (7-1 SEC)

• Bowl game: Defeated Nebraska, 45-31, in Capitol One Bowl

• Coach: Mark Richt (118-40, 12 seasons)

• Players appearing: TE Arthur Lynch, QB Aaron Murray, DE Garrison Smith

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Alabama Crimson Tide (11:20 a.m.)

• 2012 record: 13-1 (7-1 SEC)

• Bowl game: Defeated Notre Dame, 42-14, in BCS title game

• Coach: Nick Saban (68-13, six seasons)

• Players appearing: QB A.J. McCarron, LB C.J. Mosley, OL Anthony Steen

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Vanderbilt Commodores (12:40 p.m.)

• 2012 record: 9-4 (5-3 SEC)

• Bowl game: Defeated N.C. State, 38-24, in Music City Bowl

• Coach: James Franklin (15-11, two seasons)

• Players appearing: CB Andre Hal, OT Wesley Johnson, WR Jordan Matthews

I am the online content coordinator for DJournal.com. Previously at the Journal, I covered Mississippi State athletics (2008-13), high schools (2004-08), and was on the copy desk (2002-04). I'm working on a recipe for bacon-flavored coffee, which would solve all the world's problems.

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