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    SEC Media Days: The History

    HOW PREVIOUS MEDIA DAYS VOTING HAS FARED

    Here is a look at how the media voted at SEC Football Media Days dating back to 1992 and how the projected champions actually fared:

    Year Projected Champion How The Projected Champion Fared Eventual Champion
    1992 Florida Lost In SEC Championship Game Alabama
    1993 Alabama Lost In SEC Championship Game Florida
    1994 Florida Won SEC Championship Game  
    1995 Florida Won SEC Championship Game  
    1996 Tennessee 2nd In East Florida
    1997 Florida Tied For 2nd In East Tennessee
    1998 Florida 2nd In East Tennessee
    1999 Tennessee 2nd In East Alabama
    2000 Alabama Tied For 5th In West Florida
    2001 Florida 2nd In East LSU
    2002 Tennessee 3rd In East Georgia
    2003 Auburn 3rd In West LSU
    2004 Georgia 2nd In East Auburn
    2005 Tennessee 5th In East Georgia
    2006 Auburn Tied For 2nd In West Florida
    2007 LSU Won SEC Championship Game  
    2008 Florida Won SEC Championship Game  
    2009 Florida Lost In SEC Championship Game Alabama
    2010 Alabama 4th In The West Auburn

    HISTORY
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    1985 - Holiday Inn Medical Center
    1986 - 1987:  Birmingham Hilton
    1988 - 1991:  Wynfrey Hotel
    1992 - 2000:  Medical Forum / Birmingham Sheraton Hotel
    2001 - Present:  Wynfrey Hotel
        
    -- In 2009, an all-time high of 923 individuals (media, corporate sponsors, school officials, etc.) attended media days.

    MEDIA DAYS ATTENDANCE (Since 2004)
    2010 - 873
    2009 - 923
    2008 - 853
    2007 - 830
    2006 - 685
    2005 - 643
    2004 - 500

    LIST OF FORMER SEC STUDENT-ATHLETES APPEARING IN MULTIPLE MEDIA DAYS
    Jay Cutler, Vanderbilt – 3 (2003, 2004, 2005)
    Wayne Madkin, Mississippi State – 3 (1999, 2000, 2001)
    Tommy Hodson, LSU – 2 (1988, 1989)   
    Kerwin Bell, Florida – 2 (1986, 1987)
    Jeff Herrod, Ole Miss – 2 (1986, 1987)
    Andy Kelly, Tennessee – 2 (1990, 1991)
    Shane Matthews, Florida – 2 (1991, 1992)
    Eric Zeier, Georgia – 2 (1993, 1994)
    Walt Harris, Mississippi State – 2 (1994, 1995)
    Peyton Manning, Tennessee – 2 (1996, 1997)
    Terry Jackson, Florida – 2 (1997, 1998)
    Shaun Alexander, Alabama – 2 (1998, 1999)
    Arturo Freeman, South Carolina – 2 (1998, 1999)
    Tee Martin, Tennessee – 2 (1998, 1999)
    Quincy Carter, Georgia – 2 (1999, 2000)
    Ronnie Riley, Kentucky -2 (2001, 2002)
    Casey Clausen, Tennessee – 2 (2002, 2003)
    Derek Abney, Kentucky – 2 (2002, 2003)
    Eli Manning, Ole Miss – 2 (2002, 2003)
    Jovan Haye, Vanderbilt – 2 (2003, 2004)
    David Pollack, Georgia – 2 (2003, 2004)
    Mike Degory, Florida – 2 (2004, 2005)
    Patrick Willis, Ole Miss – 2 (2005, 2006)
    Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt – 2 (2006, 2007)
    Tim Tebow, Florida – 2 (2008, 2009)
    Antoine Caldwell, Alabama – 2 (2007, 2008)
    Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina – 2 (2007, 2008)
    Jeff Owens, Georgia – 2 (2008, 2009)
    Kentrell Lockett, Ole Miss - 2 (2010, 2011)
    Bradley Sowell, Ole Miss - 2 (2010, 2011)

    NOTE:  Vanderbilt had same players for two years (2003, 2004 – Cutler & Haye)

    MOST FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS TEAM SELECTIONS (first-team only) (since 1992)
    1.    Alabama    8    2010
           Florida        8    2009
    3.    LSU        7    2004
           Tennessee    7    1999
    5.    Alabama    6    2009
           Auburn        6    2005
           Georgia        6    2004
           Florida        6    2002
           Alabama    6    1992

    FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS VOTING UNANIMOUS SELECTIONS (Since 1998 when open voting started)
    Darren McFadden, Arkansas, Running Back, 2007

    NOTES
    * - This is the 27th year of SEC Football Media Days.
    * - The event has not always been three days.  In 1987, media days took four days with two teams on Day 1, four on day 2, two on Day 3 and two on Day 4.
    * - Last year, the SEC went to on-line voting for SEC Football Media Days.  The league recorded all-time high numbers for number of votes (177).  Here is a breakdown of record numbers from last year compared to year’s prior:
       
                                                        2010                                              1985-2009
    Number of total Votes             177                                                104 (2006)
    Highest individual vote total  165 (Mark Ingram, Alabama)    98 (Patrick Willis, Ole Miss, 2006)