- Documentary debuts include Roy Kramer: A Vision for the SEC and Them Dawgs
- SEC Nation primetime special airs Tuesday on SECN and ESPN2 with live guests
- More than a dozen on-air personalities to provide commentary and perspective from Music City
SEC Network will boast 47 hours of original programming surrounding the 2023 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions, the most in the network’s history. SEC This Morning, SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show will showcase complete coverage from the annual media days event, set in Nashville, Tenn., for the first time – the third city to host the event, and featuring a special edition of SEC Nation on Tuesday night.
An expansive roster of college football analysts will contribute to SEC Network’s presence in Nashville at the Grand Hyatt, including Jordan Rodgers, Greg McElroy, Roman Harper, Paul Finebaum, Takeo Spikes, Benjamin Watson, Chris Doering and more. Studio hosts for the four-day conference media day kickoff include Joe Tessitore, Dari Nowkhah, Peter Burns, Alyssa Lang, Marty Smith and Finebaum.
SEC This Morning
SEC This Morning, hosted by Burns and Doering, returns for its fifth SEC Kickoff. The duo delves into all things SEC, with all the headlines, highlights and hijinks from around the conference. The show will be simulcast on SEC Network (and Sirius XM channel 374) live from Music City, and will air at 8 a.m. ET until the start of each day’s podium action.
SEC Now: 2023 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions will have full coverage from Nashville beginning Monday, July 17 at 11 a.m., with analysis and insight of the day’s proceedings. Coaches and players from all 14 SEC teams will stop by the set during their time at the media event. Tessitore, Nowkhah and Lang will rotate duties in the anchor chair, with nearly two dozen hours of SEC Now surrounding all 14 coaches’ podium trips.
The Paul Finebaum Show
The network’s coverage will also be anchored by The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Regions each afternoon, with various coaches, players and media cycling through the SEC Network set. The show, which will have reaction to the latest news and buzz of the annual college football kickoff event, will also air on ESPN Radio.
GRAMMY-nominated band Midland will headline a free concert on Tuesday, July 18. The event on Lower Broadway will activate at 6 p.m. and will be part of a special edition of SEC Nation Presented by Regions on ESPN2 and SEC Network at 7 p.m. The street concert will follow at approximately 8 p.m. Regions will host fan engagement opportunities on site throughout the evening, and SEC Network will have its own brand activation featuring a photo booth, free swag and more. Full details.
Planned in-person guests for the SEC Nation primetime show include comedian Nate Bargatze, SEC head coaches Josh Heupel (Tennessee) and Clark Lea (Vanderbilt), and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. Head coach Kirby Smart of two-time defending champion Georgia is also expected to join