By AMANDA BROOKS, ESPN
SEC Network’s coverage of 2019 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions Bank boasts 45 hours of original programming from Birmingham, including the return of SEC This Morning for the second straight year and a special episode of Homecoming.
SEC Network college football analysts Gene Chizik, Chris Doering, Greg McElroy, Jordan Rodgers and Marcus Spears will contribute to the network’s coverage from the SEC Network set in Birmingham, with SEC Network anchors Peter Burns, Dari Nowkhah, Laura Rutledge and Alyssa Lang, as well as The Paul Finebaum Show host Paul Finebaum, hosting live studio shows from Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel.
SEC This Morning
SEC This Morning, hosted by SEC Network anchor Peter Burns and SEC Network college football analysts Chris Doering and Greg McElroy, airs live weekday mornings on Sirius XM. The trio will delve into all things SEC, with all the headlines, highlights and hijinks from around the conference. Returning this year, the show will be simulcast on SEC Network live from the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel, and will air from 7 a.m. until the start of each day’s podium action at SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions Bank.
SEC Now: 2019 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions Bank will have full coverage from Birmingham beginning Monday, July 15 at noon, with analysis and insight of the day’s proceedings. Coaches from all 14 SEC teams will stop by the set during their time at the media event, as the show films live from Birmingham. SEC Network studio hosts Burns and Nowkhah, joined at various times throughout the week by SEC Network’s Laura Rutledge and Alyssa Lang, will anchor the 22 hours of coverage 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 Bank each afternoon, with various coaches and players 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.
Homecoming with Titus O’Neil
Homecoming, the special hosted by SEC Network on-air personality Paul Finebaum, airs periodically throughout the year and features notable SEC alumni returning to their schools. In Monday’s episode, airing July 15 at 7 p.m. ET, Finebaum goes in-depth with Titus O’Neil, known in his Florida football playing days as Thaddeus Bullard. A four-year letterwinner as a defensive tackle and UF’s student body vice president his senior year, Bullard played four seasons in the Arena Football League before joining the world of WWE and becoming his in-ring persona, Titus O’Neil. In the episode, O’Neil returns to his old stomping grounds in Gainesville, discussing with Finebaum his time playing in The Swamp, how going to Florida impacted his life in the AFL and WWE, and his philanthropy for at-risk youth in the Sunshine State.
In addition to SEC Network’s expansive coverage from Birmingham, ESPN’s College Football Live will have highlights and headlines from each day’s press conferences.