Football fans - we did it! Made it through another off-season.
I know - the games are still a month away. But the unofficial beginning of the season is SEC Kickoff ’03 .
All 12 Southeastern Conference schools. Three talk-filled days in Birmingham (July 29-31). 600 reporters. When it’s over, you're looking for a chin strap to buckle.
Each team sends two players to Birmingham, along with the head coach. Some schools reserve this honor for seniors only. Others choose to send their team’s most well-known players, regardless of their year in school. For instance, Alabama will send seniors Shaud Williams and Cornelius Wortham to the microphone (July 30), while most reporters and fans would rather hear from quarterback Brodie Croyle.
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The athletic director and the football coach are not on speaking terms. The AD hires an outside attorney to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the football program.
Let’s not forget about high school football. Are you ready for the Fever?
Whenever people ask me about Friday Night Football Fever, they want to know, "How do you get ALL of those games on TV?"
The answer: the same quality that makes a football team successful: teamwork.