HOOVER, Ala. — The day is here. The first kickoff of sorts for the 2017 football season gets underway Tuesday for Florida as the Gators take their turn in the spotlight at SEC Media Days.
It will be the first time Florida coach Jim McElwain faces questions about his bolstered quarterback depth chart since the addition of Notre Dame graduate transfer Malik Zaire. It’s another opportunity for him to address any potential discipline for star wide receiver Antonio Callaway and to touch on a wide range of topics looking ahead to the coming season.
Florida is also bringing three players to the event as cornerback Duke Dawson, safety Marcell Harris and left tackle Martez Ivey will join McElwain inside the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel.
Dawson and Harris take over as senior leaders in the Gators’ rebuilt secondary while Ivey is key to Florida’s optimism that the offensive line — and the offense in general — are ready to take a significant step forward this fall.
Here’s everything you need to know to follow along at home:
SEC East foes Georgia and Vanderbilt start the day with interview sessions between 10:05 a.m. and 1:25 a.m. ET, while Florida and Mississippi State follow in the late session from 2-5 p.m ET.
McElwain is scheduled for interviews with CBS Sports I and II from 2:10-2:30 p.m. ET, with ESPN from 2:40-3:00, with the SEC Network from 3-3:30 and in the main interview room from 3:30-4 p.m.
Dawson is scheduled with ESPN from 2-2:20 ET, CBS Sports I and II from 2:30-2:50, SEC Radio from 2:50-3, SiriusXM from 3-3:10, SEC Network from 3:30-3:40 and in the main interview room from 4:20-4:40.
Harris goes with ESPN from 2:20-2:40 ET, CBS Sports I from 3-3:10, SEC Radio from 3:10-3:20, SiriusXM from 3:20-3:30, CBS Sports III from 4-4:10, SEC Network from 4:10-4:20 and in the main interview room from 4:20-4:40.
And Ivey is set for interviews with CBS Sports 1 and II from 2:40-3 p.m. ET, SiriusXM from 3:10-3:20, SEC Network from 3:50-4, in the main interview room from 4:20-4:40 and on ESPN from 4:40-5.
McElwain will also appear on the Paul Finebaum Show at 5 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
TV channel, how to watch online
SEC Network is broadcasting live from Hoover all day and the coverage can be streamed online via WatchESPN.