With just 40 days until the college football season is underway, the 2019 SEC Media Days kicked off in Hoover on Monday.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey made an opening statement and a few announcements before Missouri’s Barry Odom, Florida’s Dan Mullen and LSU’s Ed Orgeron addressed the media.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">The 2020 SEC Media Days will be held in Atlanta and In 2021 it will be held in Nashville. </p>
<p>Sankey also announced that it will hold a bowl game in Las Vegas in 2020.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SECMD19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SECMD19</a></p>
<p>— James Benedetto (@james_benedetto) <a href="https://twitter.com/james_benedetto/status/1150805203609890817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 15, 2019</a></p></blockquote>”}}

WVUA’s Alessandra Pontbriand, Rhea Thornton and Zach Tigert covered the event. Although Alabama’s delegation doesn’t address the media until Wednesday at 10 a.m., there were several highlights from the first day:

Missouri defensive back DeMarkus Acy talked about the talent level of Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">DB DeMarkus Acy on “Tua is a great QB. He makes every throw. Tua brings a different level to the game. He’s really savvy.” <a href="https://twitter.com/garyharris_wvua?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@garyharris_wvua</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachTigert?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ZachTigert</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/rheathorntontv?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rheathorntontv</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/wvua23?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@wvua23</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SECMediaDays?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SECMediaDays</a> <a href="https://t.co/58a66HRsuQ">pic.twitter.com/58a66HRsuQ</a></p>
<p>— Alessandra Pontbriand (@APontbriandTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/APontbriandTV/status/1150826105588330496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 15, 2019</a></p></blockquote>”}}

Orgeron spoke about how important LSU’s road game against Alabama will be for the Tigers this upcoming season.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron “Tough road trip against Alabama in Tuscaloosa… We need to take it one game at a time.” <a href="https://t.co/HPPXVTpulC">pic.twitter.com/HPPXVTpulC</a></p>
<p>— Alessandra Pontbriand (@APontbriandTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/APontbriandTV/status/1150866133702127616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 15, 2019</a></p></blockquote>”}}

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow spoke about the Tigers’ past matchup with the Crimson Tide.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Burrow on Alabama “Last year was not fun playing Alabama… if we go into the season thinking we’ll dominate every team in front of us I think that’s the recipe for victory.”</p>
<p>— Alessandra Pontbriand (@APontbriandTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/APontbriandTV/status/1150857214187442176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 15, 2019</a></p></blockquote>”}}

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