You have to give the SEC credit, for many years, or should we say for a brief period of time, the SEC media days were a summer highlight for the sports obsessed fan.
The SEC was king of the mountain and there was no slowing it down. That has changed, not because of on the field success. But ask 20 random people who won the 2016 National Football Championship and how many can tell you Alabama? (Outside of the bible belt).
None the less, the Big Ten and to some extent the Pac-12 have made strides.
Yes the mind of the sports obsessed college football fan is now in the powerful grip of the Big Ten with the masters of the media Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh.
The controversy and the reason for this incredibly forgetful post has to do with a little ESPN panel that was held on Wednesday at the SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama when Dari Nowkhah and Paul Finebaum declared that Nick Saban owned the media for no one asked the Alabama head coach about all-world left tackle Cam Robinson.
Robinson was arrested on felony narcotics charges in May.
According to Awful Announcing, Nowkhah quipped that Saban owned the media while mics were hot and the show was on commercial break. The conversation then picked up back from live on the air and Nowkhah asked Finebaum if Saban in fact owned the media, which of course the reporter turned radio and media superstar agreed no question Saban does own the media.
Eventually Saban was asked about Robinson at some point Wednesday and said they still have a chance to play in the season opener if things go well and they comply with their community service guidelines.
The truth is that the SEC media days aren’t quite causing the stir they used to.
The Big Ten media days will be held July 25th and 26th.