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Media Days next week

By Michael Butler

The "Kickoff" to Southeastern Conference college football begins before August. It starts with SEC Media Days on July 15 in Dallas.

This year, the league welcomes newcomers Oklahoma and Texas as the conference expands to 16 teams. Dallas, the home of the "Red River Rivalry," will host the event at its Omni Hotel. It marks the first time the annual event will take place in the state of Texas.

The media will select the SEC champion and which teams will play in the title game. This is the first year since the inception of the SEC Championship Game that the conference will not be split into divisions.

Last year, the media chose Georgia to beat Alabama in the championship. Alabama beat the Bulldogs 27-24. The media has been accurate on picking the champ just nine times since 1992.

WTLS - Score 94.7/Hit 106.9 will broadcast on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16 and 17 with two shows daily. The Wake-Up Call kicks off each day at 6 a.m. with replays at 6 p.m. River Region Sports starts at 12 p.m. daily with replays at 4 p.m. Coverage is sponsored by CB&S Bank and the Montgomery Regional Airport.

July 15-18
Dallas, Texas
Omni Dallas Hotel

MONDAY, July 15
LSU – Brian Kelly
Ole Miss – Lane Kiffin
South Carolina – Shane Beamer
Vanderbilt – Clark Lea

TUESDAY, July 16
Georgia – Kirby Smart
Missouri – Eliah Drinkwitz
Oklahoma - Brent Venables
Tennessee – Josh Heupel

Alabama – Kalen DeBoer 
Florida – Billy Napier
Mississippi State – Jeff Lebby
Texas – Steve Sarkisian

Arkansas – Sam Pittman
Auburn – Hugh Freeze
Kentucky – Mark Stoops
Texas A&M – Mike Elko