Talking season will hit a fever pitch next week with SEC Media Days which returns to its traditional site in Hoover, Alabama and the conference has released the players who will be in front of the microphones and cameras.
A trio of Gamecock seniors will accompany head coach Will Muschamp to the annual preseason event. Quarterback Jake Bentley returns for his third appearance. He will be joined by wide receiver Bryan Edwards and linebacker T.J. Brunson.
Missouri will send former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant to Hoover as part of the Tiger contingent. Bryant transferred to Missouri and as a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play this fall in his final season of eligibility.
SEC Media Days doesn't have the insane atmosphere of Super Bowl Media Day but it does feature coaches and players navigating their way through a large group of cameras. They get shuttled from room to room and many times they will end up answering the same questions and very seldom is big news made. But it does offer college football fans the first tangible taste of tangible college football coverage since the conclusion of spring practice.
The week will conclude with the SEC preseason media poll which gives an idea of what those people who cover SEC football extensively are thinking. Alabama and Georgia will be picked to win their respective divisions. It's the rest of the poll that gives fans an idea of the expectations placed on their programs by the media.