HOOVER, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban, senior Bradley Bozeman and juniors Minkah Fitzpatrick and Calvin Ridley will meet with reporters Wednesday at the Wynfrey Hotel on the third day of 2017 SEC Media Days.
The Crimson Tide have been a big topic of discussion through the first two days with reporters asking other teams what they need to do to close the gap with Alabama. Now Alabama football gets its time at the microphones ahead of the 2017 season.
Alabama has won 17 consecutive SEC games and three straight SEC titles.
Alabama football at SEC Media Days: Time, TV information
Alabama coach Nick Saban is scheduled to open up the day at 10:05 a.m. ET in the main media room for 30 minutes. Look for that to air on the SEC Network.
Saban will make an appearance on the SEC Network between 12:25-12:55 ET. Alabama’s players are scheduled to speak from 10:05 a.m. ET to 12:35 p.m. ET.
Alabama Media Days participants
Alabama is scheduled to bring center Bradley Bozeman, defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and wide receiver Calvin Ridley to Hoover, Ala. on Wednesday as a part of the four-day event that has become the unofficial start of the season.
Saban and players are scheduled to appear beginning at 10:05 ET. Alabama has won the last three SEC championships and four of the last five.
Bozeman, a rising senior, will be one of the top leaders for Alabama’s offense and the entire team. He’s entering his second year as the Crimson Tide’s starting center.
Fitzpatrick and Ridley, both juniors, will likely be pushed for awards this season and are preseason All-American candidates. Both also will have the opportunity to leave school early for the NFL draft following this season.
Bozeman started all 15 games at center in 2016 and helped the Tide rank 16th nationally and first in the SEC in scoring offense (38.8 points per game), 12th nationally and second in the league in rushing offense (245.0 yards per game) and 34th in the nation in total offense (455.3 yards per game).
Last season, Fitzpatrick finished fourth on the team with 66 tackles. He added 5 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.
Fitzpatrick’s team-high 6 interceptions was tied for seventh in the country.
Ridley had 72 catches for 769 yards and 7 touchdowns last season. Through two seasons, Ridley has 1,814 receiving yards and 14 touchdown receptions.