LSU football will kick off the SEC Media Days on July 17, 2023. As such, we now know which LSU players head coach Brian Kelly will bring to Atlanta.
We learned earlier this offseason that LSU football will open the SEC Media Days for a second consecutive year. Moreover, the Tigers announced that Brian Kelly would take the stage with quarterback Jayden Daniels, runningback Josh Williams, and defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo.
Missouri and Texas A&M will round out the Monday lineup after LSU football.
We expect smoother SEC Media Days for Kelly because there is no controversy surrounding the LSU football quarterback position. Indeed, Daniels is the definite starter for the Florida State opener in Orlando.
Last year was Kelly’s first SEC Media Days event, during which he led off the interviews. But, of course, the media immediately hammered the LSU football head coach regarding the Tigers’ starting quarterback situation. Kelly doubled down on his offseason depth chart vagueness and refused to announce his starter for the Florida State opener in Baton Rouge.
Receiver Jack Bech, linebacker Mike Jones Jr., and defensive end BJ Ojulari accompanied Kelly to the 2022 SEC Media Days. Funny enough, all three players are no longer on the Tigers’ roster. Bech transferred to TCU this offseason, the Arizona Cardinals drafted Ojulari, and the Atlanta Falcons signed Jones as an undrafted free agent.
We can expect more of the same from the three joining Kelly in Nashville this year. Daniels is entering his final year of eligibility and is bound for the 2024 NFL Draft. Williams is also entering his last year of eligibility after his fifth season on the team. And if everything goes right for Wingo, he is expected to enter the draft after his junior season.
SEC Media Days are significant because it is the first time players and coaches from SEC schools appear in front of the media. The event involves much fanfare and provides insight into each program’s off-season progress and expectations for the new season.