The SEC, weeks after several other conferences, has moved its annual Media Days to a virtual setup.

SEC Media Days — originally scheduled for July 13-16 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta — will be held virtually at dates and times to be determined. The SEC said in its Wednesday morning release that it would still have media opportunities with the league’s 14 head coaches and select student-athletes, all coming after SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey’s annual State of the SEC address.

“Conducting football media days in a virtual format will provide us the opportunity to manage the event in a healthy manner as we continue to be impacted by COVID-19, and will provide flexibility for our programs to adjust their preparation for the 2020 football season according to the preseason calendar that is expected to be expanded due to the cancellation of the spring football season,” Sankey said in the statement.  “We look forward to returning to our traditional media days format in 2021.”

All conferences by the ACC and the Sun Belt have moved their Media Days to virtual.

This would have been just the second edition of SEC Media Days outside of the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, which hosted the event every year for decades before the SEC started moving the event around. It was in Atlanta in 2018 before a return to Hoover in 2019; it was scheduled to be in Atlanta in 2020 and in Nashville in 2021.

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