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    Life At SEC Media Days: Elvis Is In The Building

    By: Eric SanInocencio
    Twitter: @EricSan
    SEC Digital Network


    Hoover, Ala. -- On Tuesday at SEC Media Days, Elvis was officially in the building.

    This version of the "King" wore gold and black, as offensive lineman Elvis Fisher made the rounds at the conference's largest media event. The talented Tiger, who is quite popular on Twitter, got the chance to represent his Missouri squad here at the Wynfrey Hotel.

    Lucky for us (and you the fan), Fisher allowed me to tag along, as we chronicled his journey at SEC Media Days.

    While many people know Media Days, chances are they don't know how it works. What you see on television or here at the SEC website is just one small part of the coaches and student-athletes day, as they make their way through over a dozen different interview sessions.

    In the photo gallery below, you can get a small glimpse at what "Life At SEC Media Days" is all about.

    Mic'd Up At CSS

    Fisher's first stop was at CSS, as they mic'd him up for a segment in their room. CSS had probably the most elaborate setup among the networks, with two different sets ready for the players and coaches they interviewed.


    FSN went with a more personal approach, going one-on-one with with the Missouri lineman. In what became a theme of the day, the host asked him about what it was like to be in the SEC.

    A Bank Of Microphones

    There are two different "TV" rooms here at SEC Media Days, where television (you guessed it) reporters ask questions of the student-athletes and coaches. As you can see, there are several stations represented in the bank of microphones in front of Elvis.

    Elvis Is In The Building

    The poster you see below was a new addition to Media Days, and it was a smashing success in my opinion. This boards were located outside the room that the player/coach was inside, giving media and staff members an easy way to track who was where.

    The View Up High

    This is a photo from the "other" TV room, a wider look at how the hallway is setup for all the cameras.

    Ready For His Close Up

    Along the rotation, players and coaches are often stopped by media members on the grounds. In this photo, Fisher took a minute to do an interview with the SEC Digital Network.

    The Main Room

    The main press room podium (which you see on ESPN) is reserved for coaches only. As you'll see in the picture below, players are "broken out" on tables in the corners of the room. While Missouri's players were answering questions, this was the backdrop of the main area..

    The Break Out Session

    As I explained in the picture above, here is the break out session in the main room. This is a rapid fire environment, as reporters take turns firing questions for around 20 minutes.

    ESPNU Standup

    Mr. Fisher did a "stand up" along the hallway, as ESPN's Cara Capuano chatted with him for a remote segment. If you study hard, you can even catch a glimpse of the new SEC logo in the background.