Kickoff for the SEC's annual three-day media blitz is Tuesday at noon with an introduction by commissioner Mike Slive. Tennessee will be among the league's 14 schools, including newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M, to take the stage at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., for SEC Media Days.
UT coach Derek Dooley, who is bringing junior quarterback Tyler Bray, junior offensive lineman JaWuan James and senior linebacker Herman Lathers to represent the Vols, will address the media on Thursday.
According to SEC associate commissioner Charles Bloom, approximately 1,000 members of the media are expected.
Day one will feature both Missouri and Texas A&M, along with South Carolina and Vanderbilt. Florida, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Auburn and LSU will appear Wednesday. Tennessee will be joined by Alabama, Ole Miss and Georgia on Thursday, the final day.
Media votes for the preseason All-SEC team as well as a predicted order of finish for each division and a conference champion will be tabulated over the course of the week.