The unofficial teaser for the upcoming college football season is officially upon us as Pac-12 coaches, players, fans and media make their way to the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Calif. to talk about what they’ve been up to the last few months, talk about how they’ve had the best offseason ever, and a bunch of other silly football superlatives.
Mike Leach — who already made his presence felt on social media known by giving zero [bleep]s about picture hour prior to his red carpet appearance at the ESPYs — wide receiver Gabe Marks and nickel back Parker Henry will be on hand as talking heads for Washington State during the two day event.
The WSU contingent is scheduled to wrap up the on-stage interviews on Thursday at (definitely not) 12:32 p.m., which will be broadcasted live on Pac-12 Networks and streaming live on Pac-12.com.
Typically, once the on-stage session is finished, the players will join Mike Yam, Yogi Roth, Curtis Conway, Nick Aliotti and crew for another interview session on Pac-12 Networks, where they’ll talk about a bunch of non-football oddities with some questions that are answered with words like " we’re taking it one game at a time."
At some point in the day, Leach, Marks and Henry will make their way over to the Digital Plaza where they’ll partake in an intense game of water bottle toss and have carticatures of themselves drawn by, who I assume are, professional artists.
For the first time, fans are encouraged to attend the two-day talk-fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The release says that fans should wear their team colors, which I didn’t need to include here but, information, you know? There will also be shiny trophies to stare at, too, if you’re unable to wait until January to see them in the Football Ops Building.
You can view the full schedule below. Don’t forget to have a spreadsheet ready to pop up when your boss walks by while watching from your desk tomorrow. And for more Pac-12 Media Days goodness, here’s our P.J. Kendall’s preview from a couple days ago.
|THURSDAY, JULY 14|
|Conference||Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott||9:00 a.m.|
|Utah||Kyle Whittingham (HC), JJ Dielman (OT) & Justin Thomas (DB)||9:55 a.m.|
|Arizona||Rich Rodriguez (HC), Nate Phillips (WR) & Sani Fuimaono (DL)||10:31 a.m.|
|California||Sonny Dykes (HC), Steven Moore (OT) & DeVante Wilson (DE)||10:57 a.m.|
|USC||Clay Helton (HC), Zach Banner (OT) & Adoree' Jackson (DB/KR/WR)||11:08 a.m.|
|Oregon||Mark Helfrich (HC), Royce Freeman (RB) & Johnny Ragin (LB)||11:58 a.m.|
|Washington State||Mike Leach (HC), Gabe Marks (WR) & Parker Henry (LB)||12:32 p.m.|
|FRIDAY JULY 15|
|Conference||Pac-12 VP of Officiating David Coleman||9:40 a.m.|
|Colorado||Mike MacIntyre (HC), Sefo Liufau (QB) & Chidobe Awuzie (CB)||10:01 a.m.|
|Arizona State||Todd Graham (HC), Tim White (WR/KR) & Tashon Smallwood (DL)||10:27 a.m.|
|Oregon State||Gary Andersen (HC), Victor Bolden (WR) & Nick Porebski (P)||11:02 a.m.|
|UCLA||Jim Mora (HC), Conor McDermott (OT) & Jayon Brown (LB)||11:28 a.m.|
|Washington||Chris Petersen (HC), Darrell Daniels (TE) & Kevin King (DB)||12:04 p.m.|
|Stanford||David Shaw (HC), Christian McCaffrey (RB) & Solomon Thomas (DE)||12:29 p.m.|