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Pac-12 Media Day Open Thread: Day 1

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Events begin at 9, Cal hits the main stage at 10:10am, and I'll be keeping you updated all day.

Afterwards they had a group hug.
Afterwards they had a group hug.
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Pac-12 Media Day is upon us!  This unofficial kickoff to the preseason starts this morning around 9am.  I'll be there bright and early.  I'll be updating the CGB Twitter account all day and will try to post periodically in the comments here.  Internet coverage can be spotty at these events, so I may only post here sporadically.  Keep an eye on the CGB Twitter for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information.

Here's the background information you'll need.  Best of all--you don't need to sign in to Pac-12 Networks to watch the stream.  It's free for everyone!

Schedule

Wednesday, July 23

Main Interview Session - Paramount Theater Lobby

9 a.m. - Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott

9:30 a.m. - ARIZONA - Head Coach Rich Rodriguez, Austin Hill (WR), Jared Tevis (S)

10:10 a.m. - CALIFORNIA - Head Coach Sonny Dykes, Jared Goff (QB), Stefan McClure (CB)

10:50 a.m. - USC - Head Coach Steve Sarkisian, Cody Kessler (QB), Leonard Williams (DE)

11:30 a.m. - OREGON - Head Coach Mark Helfrich, Marcus Mariota (QB), Derrick Malone (LB)

12:10 p.m. - WASHINGTON STATE - Head Coach Mike Leach, Connor Halliday (QB), Darryl Monroe (LB)

12:50 p.m. - UTAH - Head Coach Kyle Whittingham, Dres Anderson (WR), Nate Orchard (DE)

1:30 p.m. – College Football Playoff Q&A – Gina Lehe, Senior Director of Communications

1:30 p.m. – Lunch/Additional interview opportunities (Marathon Park)

Live Coverage

Live Coverage of Pac-12 Media Day. Pac-12 Networks will televise Pac-12 Media Day live and stream online at Pac-12.com. Here’s the order in which the coaches and student-athletes will visit the Pac-12 Networks set at Paramount Studios:

Wednesday, July 23

Pac-12 Networks/Pac-12 Digital - Paramount Fountain

9:35 a.m. - UTAH

10:12 a.m. - ARIZONA

10:52 a.m. - CALIFORNIA

11:17 a.m. – Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott

11:31 a.m. - USC

12:12 p.m. - OREGON

12:50 p.m. - WASHINGTON STATE

Finally, I must note that the format of Pac-12 Media Day has changed in vague and mysterious ways.  This is what I was told:

Media Day Format. PLEASE NOTE: It is a two-day event and we have changed the format from previous media days. Only six teams will be available each day, and Commissioner Scott will only be available Wednesday. Instead of each coach and his players seated at a main stage taking questions from the media, the main interview/media work room (Paramount Theater Lobby) will be set with three separate interview areas. Media will have 40 minutes to conduct interviews with each team as they rotate through the Paramount Theater Lobby. Here is the rotation order for the main interview area:

I'm not sure what this means for the televised coverage.  Hopefully they show some of the press conferences.  I'll keep you all updated as I find out more information when I get there.