It is every Florida football fan’s favorite week of the year, SEC Media Days. The week where SEC coaches and players get in front of the media and say stuff we all overreact to because we have nothing else to react to.
Now to be fair, there is value behind the scenes for the media members that are in attendance, and it allows them to make connections they can utilize all season long.
We here at Hail Florida Hail are part-time writers that will be consuming SEC Media Days just like the rest of you, from home.
So from a fan’s perspective, what can we reasonably expect to learn from the 2023 SEC Media Days?
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We could hype up his press conference given that he will probably face some questions from the national media on whether he feels the pressure to win now while he is in the process of building a foundation, but the reality is Napier hasn’t really given a ton of money quotes in his press conferences since his initial quote about scared money.
Napier tends to keep things close to the vest and doesn’t go out of his way to provide headline provoking quotes, though he does have a tendency to drop in some Easter eggs where one is able to read between the lines.
He is going to be joined by Ricky Pearsall, Jason Marshall, and Kingsley Eguakun. None of these three have really been the public mouthpiece for the program prior to this season, so there is some interest in how they will handle themselves.
Pearsall will probably be asked about his connection with new QB Graham Mertz, Marshall will be asked about the changes that have been made on defense with new defensive coordinator Austin Armstrong, and Eguakun will be asked about the disastrous Spring Game for the offensive line and why we should have faith that it will be better once the line is healthy.
In reality for Florida football, no headlines are probably a good thing this week.
And given who is attending as part of the Gator delegation, we don’t expect any jaw-dropping headlines either.