SEC Media Days 2024 head coach schedule released: When will Mike Elko be appearing?

The schedule for SEC Media Days has been released, and we now know when we will hear Mike Elko speak.
Jul 26, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA;  Duke head coach Mike Elko answers questions from the media during
Jul 26, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Duke head coach Mike Elko answers questions from the media during / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Media Days schedule released: Conference saving best for last with Mike Elko

The annual herald of the college football season, SEC Media Days, has officially had its schedule released by the conference, and Texas A&M football coach Mike Elko occupies a prominent spot. The SEC announced today that Elko would be speaking on Thursday, July 18, closing out the week.

This will be Elko’s first SEC Media Days, obviously, though he has participated in the ACC’s equivalent twice by this point. The head coach for the Aggies has adopted a much more media-friendly stance than the two coaches that preceded him in College Station, so every appearance he gets to make has been a plus for the Aggies.

This, of course, will also be the first SEC Media Days for the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns, so I expect no shortage of fireworks. There will doubtless be many questions about the rivalry addressed to Sarkisian and Elko, as this is a great time to stir up some storylines before the games kick off.

This year also marks a new location for the Media Days, as the geographical balance of the conference continues westward. For the first time, it will be held in Dallas, Texas. The Omni Dallas is the location that has been selected.

Some Aggies have seen this move as the beginning of the conference catering to their big-money new blood in the hated Longhorns. I don’t personally see it that way. The plain fact is that there is a wide stretch, geographically speaking, in the middle of the conference footprint that doesn’t have a big enough city to accommodate such an event.

DFW, now being in said footprint, is immediately the best-equipped metro area to handle an event of this size. SEC Media Days has grown into quite the spectacle recently, and smaller cities like Birmingham and Nashville are, plainly speaking, getting too small.