“Joe Schad has the softest hands ever”

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This was a direct quote from our imbedded FOTP reporting forces at SEC Media Days, a nice little tickle and tease fest leading up to the football season.  We should have pictures, video, and tales of the goings on live and direct from Birmingham…and more than likely extended reports on the suppleness of certain media member’s appendages…except for Finebaum, I bet a handshake with that guy is like shoving  your arm down a catfish’s gullet right after it ate a roll of sandpaper, residual smell included.

The entire Media Days Schedule and participants after the jump.

2009 SEC Football Media Days attendees and schedule
All times Eastern

Wednesday, July 22
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. — Commissioner Mike Slive
1:45 – 2:10 p.m. — ESPN-SEC Presentation
2:10 – 2:50 p.m. — Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino
2:50 – 3:10 p.m. — Arkansas DT Malcolm Sheppard
2:50 – 3:10 p.m. — Arkansas TE D.J. Williams
3:10 – 3:50 p.m. — Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson
3:50 – 4:10 p.m. — Vanderbilt CB Myron Lewis
3:50 – 4:10 p.m. — Vanderbilt C Bradley Vierling
4:10 – 4:50 p.m. — Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen
4:50 – 5:10 p.m. — Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod
4:50 – 5:10 p.m. — Mississippi State LB K.J. Wright
5:10 – 5:50 p.m. — Kentucky coach Rich Brooks
5:50 – 6:10 p.m. — Kentucky OT Zipp Duncan
5:50 – 6:10 p.m. — Kentucky CB Trevard Lindley

Thursday, July 23
9:30 – 9:40 a.m. — SEC Coordinator of Football Officials Rogers Redding
9:40 – 10:20 a.m. — Georgia coach Mark Richt
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. — Georgia QB Joe Cox
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. — Georgia DT Jeff Owens
10:40 – 11:20 a.m. — Alabama coach Nick Saban
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. — Alabama OL Mike Johnson
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. — Alabama LB Rolando McClain
11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. — Ole Miss S Kendrick Lewis
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. — Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead
12:40 – 1:20 p.m. — Florida coach Urban Meyer
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. — Florida LB Brandon Spikes
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. — Florida QB Tim Tebow

Friday, July 24
9:40 – 10:20 a.m. — Auburn coach Gene Chizik
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. — Auburn DE Antonio Coleman
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. — Auburn TE Tommy Trott
10:40 – 11:20 a.m. — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. — South Carolina WR Moe Brown
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. — South Carolina LB Eric Norwood
11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. — LSU coach Les Miles
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. — LSU OT Ciron Black
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. — LSU LB Jacob Cutrera
12:40 – 1:20 p.m. — Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. — Tennessee S Eric Berry
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. — Tennessee RB Montario Hardesty

ALABAMA
OL Mike Johnson (6-foot-6, 305 pounds, Sr.)
* 1st Team All-America by Pro Football Weekly in 2008
* Second-Team All-SEC and two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week.
* Returning two-year starter on the offensive line.
LB Rolando McClain (6-4, 249, Jr.)
* Third-team All-America in 2008
* First-team All-SEC and finalist for Butkus Award in 2008.
* 95 total stops last season with 12 behind the line of scrimmage.

ARKANSAS
DT Malcolm Sheppard (6-2, 280, Sr.)
* 2nd Team All-SEC by Coaches and AP in 2008.
* Returning two-year starter at defensive tackle.
* Had 68 stops with 14.5 behind the line last year, including 6.5 sacks.
TE D.J. Williams (6-2, 251, Jr.)
* Led team with 61 receptions, 723 receiving yards and three TD catches.
* Only returning Mackey Award semifinalist from last year.
* First-team All-SEC by AP and 2nd team by league’s coaches.

AUBURN
TE Tommy Trott (6-5, 237, Sr.)
* Had 20 catches for 201 yards last season.
* SEC All-Freshman Team in 2006.
* Has 34 career catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
DE Antonio Coleman (6-3, 257, Sr.)
* Had 46 total tackles with team-high 10.5 behind the line of scrimmage.
* Also had team-high 6 sacks and 13 quarterback pressures.
* 1st team All-SEC in 2008.

FLORIDA
QB Tim Tebow (6-3, 235, Sr.)
* 2008 Maxwell Award Winner and 2007 Heisman Trophy Winner.
* Winner of Manning Award and Wuerffel Trophy in 2008.
* SEC Offensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2008.
* First-team CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America in 2008.
LB Brandon Spikes (6-3, 243, Jr.)
* Finalist for Nagurski Award in 2008 as well as Bednarik & Lombardi Award semifinalist.
* First-team All-America and first-team All-SEC.
* Led Gators with 93 total tackles last season with 8 sacks and 4 interceptions.

GEORGIA
QB Joe Cox (6-1, 210, Sr.)
* Has appeared in 13 games in his career with one start.
* Has completed 33-of-58 passes for 432 yards with 5 TDs and one interception.
* Sporting News College Football Player of the Week vs. Colorado in 2006.
DT Jeff Owens (6-3, 306, Sr.)
* Suffered season-ending knee injury in first quarter of season opener in 2008.
* Two-year starter having appeared in 39 career games.
* Has 70 total tackles, with nine behind the line, including 3.5 sacks.

KENTUCKY
OT Zipp Duncan (6-5, 290, Sr.)
* Two-year returning starter for the Wildcats.
* UK offensive line led the SEC in least sacks allowed in 2008 (13 in 13 games).
* Prior to finding a home on the offensive line in 2007, played at defensive end and tight end.
CB Trevard Lindley (6-0, 175, Sr.)
* Earned third-team All-American honors as a sophomore and was a second-team selection as a junior.
* Led the SEC in total passes defended per game with four interceptions and 11 breakups in 2008.
* Has current streak of 28 consecutive starts.

LSU
OT Ciron Black (6-5, 325, Sr.)
* 2008 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP) and 2007 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
* 2006 Third-Team Freshman All-American (Sporting News) and Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
* Three-year returning starter with current streak of 40 consecutive starts.
LB Jacob Cutrera (6-4, 236, Sr.)
* First-year starter for the Tigers.
* Has seen action in 35 career games, starting five, and has 91 career tackles with 5.5 for losses.
* 2006 Third-Team Freshman All-America (Sporting News)

OLE MISS
QB Jevan Snead (6-3, 215, Jr.)
* 3rd Team All-SEC by Phil Steele and 2nd Team by AP last season.
* Completed 184-of-327 passes for 2,762 yards with 26 TDs and 13 INTs last season.
* 2nd in the SEC in TD passes and third in yards per game last season.
S Kendrick Lewis (5-11, 192, Sr.)
* Led the Rebels with 85 tackles and four interceptions last season.
* Tied for team lead in pass break-ups with six.
* One of eight returning starters on defense for Ole Miss.

MISSISSIPPI STATE
OT Derek Sherrod (6-7, 310, Jr.)
* Started the final 10 games of the 2008 campaign after missing the first two with an injury.
* Played in 11 contests in 2007 as a true freshman.
LB K.J. Wright (6-3, 226, Jr.)
* 2nd on the team in tackles last season with 72, including nine for losses.
* Had season high 10 stops against LSU and nine against Arkansas.
* Has played in 22 straight games for the Bulldogs.

SOUTH CAROLINA
WR Moe Brown (6-0, 183, Sr.)
* Has 52 career catches for 633 yards and 1 touchdown, playing in 37 career games with 10 starts.
* Last season, had 30 grabs for 391 yards and a score.
* Had career high seven catches for 130 yards and a TD last season vs. Georgia.
LB Eric Norwood (6-1, 252, Sr.)
* Two-time 1st-team All-SEC selection.
* Has 174 career tackles with 43 behind the line, including 22 sacks.
* Had 75 tackles, 14.5 for losses with nine sacks last season.

TENNESSEE
S Eric Berry (5-11, 195, So.)
* 2008 unanimous first-team All-America and All-SEC selection.
* SEC Defensive Player of the Year by league’s coaches in 2008.
* Led nation in interception return yards and tied for national lead in interceptions last season.
* Has already broken SEC career interception return yardage record.
TB Montario Hardesty (6-0, 212, Sr.)
* Second on Vols last season with 76 rushes for 271 yards. Led Vols with six rushing TDs.
* Had season best 12 carries for 66 yards against UCLA.
* Has rushed for 1,046 career yards and 13 TDs.

VANDERBILT
C Bradley Vierling (6-3, 294, Sr.)
* Junior offensive co-captain last season.
* Has played in 34 career games and started every game last season.
* Serves on team’s leadership council.
CB Myron Lewis (6-2, 205, Sr.)
* Has 129 career tackles with eight behind the line, six interceptions and 18 pass deflections.
* Has started 25 consecutive games coming in to 2009 season.
* Had 76 tackles with seven for losses and five interceptions last season.
* Last-minute interception preserved Music City Bowl win against Boston College.

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