It's time for SEC Media Days 2004, the unofficial start of football season for members of the media. In the lobby of the Wynfrey Hotel, helmets of the 12 SEC schools were prominently displayed.
Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville greets a TV reporter from Arkansas in the Wynfrey lobby.
Auburn running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is interviewed by a radio reporter. Williams is a leading candidate for SEC Preseason Player of the Year.
Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson does a radio interview on "Radio Row."
Vandy's trio of representatives at Media Days 2004 were the same three as in 2003: DE Jovan Haye, head coach Bobby Johnson, and QB Jay Cutler.
Jovan Haye gives in an informal interview in the Wynfrey lobby.
Bobby Johnson autographs a ball which will be given to charity. He also adds a "Go Commodores" at the end.
Cutler, expected to be one of the SEC's best quarterbacks in 2004, is besieged by media members in his individual session.
A nattily dressed Jovan Haye listens to a question from the media.
Jay Cutler does a radio interview for a South Carolina station. The Dores open the season vs. South Carolina on Sept. 4.
Senior Florida linebacker Travis Harris meets the press.
Photos by Brent Wiseman, copyright 2004 for VandyMania.com.