Pac-12 Media Day is finally here and for those of us who have plenty of questions about the 2021 season, among other things, the day we hope to get those answers has arrived. Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich announced last week that he will not be present at media day but instead will join via a zoom call leaving running back Max Borghi and linebacker Jahad Woods as the Cougars’ representatives in Hollywood.
Joining Borghi and Woods on their trip is Athletic Director Pat Chun - a new (as far as I can tell) addition to those being present at Media Day. While we are unsure if Chun will have time to answer questions about the current state of the program as well as future plans, it will be nice to see him joining the rest of the Athletic Directors on this trip.
Borghi, one of the Pac-12’s leading running backs was just named to the Doak Walker Award (Nation’s top running back) watch list as well as the Biletnikoff Award (Nation’s top receiver) watch list. Woods is coming off of a short season in which he led the team in tackles for loss and in the 2019 season finished with 141 tackles, fourth most in the country.
The Pac-12 2021 media day will kick off at 8:00 am with new Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff takes the stage for the opening remarks. Senior Associate Commissioner Merton Hanks and Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens will join Kliavkoff around 8:30.
Starting at 10:00 am California head coach Justin Wilcox and their two athletes will take the podium followed by Oregon, Washington, and Stanford. Around 11:00 am Borghi and Woods will be joined by Rolovich and take their media session. Oregon State will finish the morning off. Each team will get roughly 15 minutes at the podium to answer questions.
Beginning at 2:30 pm USC will kick off the afternoon session followed by Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Colorado, and Utah. The day will wrap up beginning at 4:00 pm with an hour long comprehensive show highlighting the day.
Coverage of the 2021 Pac-12 Media Day can be seen across all of the Pac-12 Networks social media accounts as well as digital channels.
2021 Pac-12 Football Media Day, presented by 76, is Tuesday, July 27, and Pac-12 Networks is providing exclusive coverage of all 12 teams, featuring interviews and analysis beginning at 8 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. MT on Pac-12 Network and the Pac-12 Now app.
One thing is already inherently clear about Washington State’s experience at Pac-12 Media Day in 2021: it’ll be unlike any other since the conference’s inaugural gathering 30 years ago.
Pac-12 Networks has announced its programming plans for the 2021 football season ahead of tomorrow’s Pac-12 Football Media Day, presented by 76, headlined by 36 football games on Pac-12 Network.