2012 B1G Media Days Open Thread

By 11W Staff on July 26, 2012 at 10:55 am
It's the Jerry Trill Show. We're just along for the ride.It's the Jerry Trill Show. We're just along for the ride.

Be sure to follow 11W's Kyle Rowland and Chad Peltier, who will be on site for day one of Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.

Leaders Division Coaches
11:00am - 11:15am Bret Bielema, Wisconsin
11:15am - 11:30am Danny Hope, Purdue
11:30am - 11:45am Urban Meyer, WOO-WOO-WOO
12:00pm - 12:15pm Tim Beckman, Illinois
12:15pm - 12:30pm Kevin Wilson, Indiana
12:30pm - 12:45pm Bill O'Brien, Penn State
Legends Division Coaches
1:00pm - 1:15pm Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
1:15pm - 1:30pm Jerry Kill, Minnesota
1:30pm - 1:45pm Brady Hoke, Michigan
2:00pm - 2:15pm Bo Pelini, Nebraska
2:15pm - 2:30pm Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
2:30pm - 2:45pm Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
Big Ten & BTN Representatives
2:45pm - 3:00pm Bill Carollo, B1G Coord. of Officials
3:00pm - 3:15pm Mark Silverman, BTN President
3:15pm - 3:45pm Jim Delany, Big Ten Commissioner

Live coverage begins at 11am ET on both BTN and ESPNU (streaming at BTN2GO and Watch ESPN).

If this is your first rodeo, the coaches will each get 15 minutes at the podium, followed by an hour from Big Ten and BTN representatives. Wisconsin's Bret Bielema gets the kegger started, while Urban Meyer will take the stage at 11:30am. You won't want to miss the electric Pat Fitzgerald/Jerry Kill/Brady Hoke combo because Bo Pelini, Mark Dantonio and Kirk Ferentz will end the coaching carousel in an angry and boring fashion. But mostly angry. 

Finally, the conference commissioner will answer 30 minutes of nothing but Penn State questions to wrap up the day's events.

Immediately after a head coach leaves the dais, he heads into the hallway and answers 10 minutes or so of questions with his school's beat contingent and other interested regional and national writers. Sometimes, this means a dozen or so writers standing around the coach. In the case of stars like Urban Meyer or a coach the press is eager to speak with — think Bill O'Brien — the crush of reporters can be suffocating. At any rate, this is a good time to  be paying attention on Twitter as quotes and information will continue to flow.

While all of this is going on, coaches and the players that have traveled to Chicago with them will do the TV and radio circuit, which essentially means two additional hours of Q&A. Meyer, Zach Boren, Etienne Sabino and John Simon will sit with TV from 12pm – 1:15pm and they'll sit down with radio from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Again, although these sessions won't be carried live anywhere, it's a great time to follow along on Twitter.

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