With 14 coaches, scores of players and hundreds of media members descending on the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., for the start of SEC Media Days, the football news will be coming fast and furious for the rest of the week. Here are five questions that should be answered on Day One:
Have Missouri players and coaches learned anything from their last appearance on this stage?
Things didnt go well for Mizzou in their first Media Days outing. For starters, Gary Pinkel chose the largest media boiler room of the year to offer an off-the-cuff defense of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno just one week after the Freeh Report became public.
He was a great man, a good man, Pinkel said of Paterno, who was harshly indicted in Louis Freehs report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Im sure he would, maybe if he could do it over again, he would have followed up on a few things. But don't take away all this guy did, and to sit there and blame him for all this, I think is wrong.
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