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2016 Pac-12 Football Media Days Schedule & Preview

Tomorrow and Friday mark the unofficial start of the college football season in the Pac-12 when the conference holds their annual football media days at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood.

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Tomorrow, the 2016 Pac-12 Football Media Days begin. This year’s event is being held at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, rather than at a movie studio as had been done the past few years.

Of course, the Pac-12 Networks will have complete coverage, but, for the first time, fans are being encouraged to attend. According to the Pac-12 Networks website:

Fans will be invited to join in the fun on the Central Courtyard on the second floor of the Hollywood & Highland Center each day from 9 am PT to 1 pm PT....

There will also be an opportunity to see the College Football Playoff trophy, the Rose Bowl trophy, and the Pac-12 Football Championship Game trophy up close.

Fans are being encouraged to wear their school colors and come out to support their favorite Pac-12 coaches and student-athletes. There will also be games, prizes, and giveaways for fans in attendance.

It seems like they might be trying to turn it into more of a fan-friendly event, similar to what the NFL has done with the NFL Draft.

For those of us who cannot be there, the Pac-12 Networks will cover the day live starting at 9am on Thursday and at 9:30 am on Friday. The coverage will be repeated throughout the day both days. In addition, the Pac-12 Now app for Android and iOS and Pac-12.com will allow you to watch if you're not in front of a TV.

The schedule for this year looks like this:

Date
Press Conference Schedule
TV Schedule
Thursday,
July 14
Welcome
Larry Scott
Pac-12 Commissioner

9:00 am
Welcome
Larry Scott
Pac-12 Commissioner

9:00 am
Arizona
Head Coach Rich Rodriguez
Nate Phillips, WR &
Sani Fuimaono, DL
9:30 am
Utah
Head Coach Kyle Whittingham
JJ Dielman, OT &
Justin Thomas, DB
9:55 am
California
Head Coach Sonny Dykes
Steven Moore, OT &
DeVante Wilson, DE
10:00 am
Arizona
Head Coach Rich Rodriguez
Nate Phillips, WR &
Sani Fuimaono, DL
10:31 am
USC
Head Coach Clay Helton
Zach Banner, OT &
Adoree' Jackson, DB/KR/WR
10:30 am
California
Head Coach Sonny Dykes
Steven Moore, OT &
DeVante Wilson, DE
10:57 am
Oregon
Head Coach Mark Helfrich
Royce Freeman, RB &
Johnny Ragin, LB
11:00 am
USC
Head Coach Clay Helton
Zach Banner, OT &
Adoree' Jackson, DB/KR/WR
11:08 am
Washington State
Head Coach Mike Leach
Gabe Marks, WR &
Parker Henry, LB
12:00 pm
Oregon
Head Coach Mark Helfrich
Royce Freeman, RB &
Johnny Ragin, LB
11:58 am
Utah
Head Coach Kyle Whittingham
JJ Dielman, OT &
Justin Thomas, DB
12:00 pm
Washington State
Head Coach Mike Leach
Gabe Marks, WR &
Parker Henry, LB
12:32 pm
Friday,
July 15
Officiating
David Coleman
Pac-12 VP of Officiating
9:00 am
Officiating
David Coleman
Pac-12 VP of Officiating
9:40 am
Arizona State
Head Coach Todd Graham
Tim White, WR/KR &
Tashon Smallwood, DL
9:30 am
Colorado
Head Coach Mike MacIntyre
Sefo Liufau, QB & Chidobe Awuzie, CB
10:01 am
Oregon State
Head Coach Gary Andersen
Victor Bolden, WR &
Nick Porebski, P
10:00 am
Arizona State
Head Coach Todd Graham
Tim White, WR/KR &
Tashon Smallwood, DL
10:27 am
UCLA
Head Coach Jim Mora
Conor McDermott, OT &
Jayon Brown, LB
10:30 am
Oregon State
Head Coach Gary Andersen
Victor Bolden, WR &
Nick Porebski, P
11:02 am
Washington
Head Coach Chris Petersen
Darrell Daniels, TE &
Kevin King, DB
11:00 am
UCLA
Head Coach Jim Mora
Conor McDermott, OT &
Jayon Brown, LB
11:28 am
Stanford
Head Coach David Shaw
Christian McCaffrey, RB & Solomon Thomas, DE
11:30 pm
Washington
Head Coach Chris Petersen
Darrell Daniels, TE &
Kevin King, DB
12:04 pm
Colorado
Head Coach Mike MacIntyre
Sefo Liufau, QB &
Chidobe Awuzie, CB
12:00 pm
Stanford
Head Coach David Shaw
Christian McCaffrey, RB &
Solomon Thomas, DE
12:29 pm


This year, BruinsNation will be there only for Friday, which, let's face it, is the day we all care about anyway as that's when UCLA Coach Jim Mora, Conor McDermott and Jayon Brown will be present.

That means that there may not be as coverage of Mike Leach offering dating advice or tips on sturgeon fishing this year, but we'll be there when it counts. Unfortunately, I was only able to get one of the two days off work and I chose the most important day to Bruin fans.

Of course, BN will still have as much coverage as possible tomorrow. We just won't have anyone in attendance until Friday.

Notes & Predictions:

Who's Under Center?: Last year, only three of twelve schools brought quarterbacks. This year, only Colorado will be bringing theirs.

Line Wins Games: Four schools are bringing offensive linemen again.

Most Important Session: VP of Officiating David Coleman. Considering how bad the officiating still was, it's the most important session and it will get the least media attention. The over/under on the number of questions he is asked is 3 and I'm taking the under.

Most Predictable Answer: Coach Mora's response when asked about the new offense. He'll refuse to call it a pro-set offense again.

Most Anticipated Question: Coach Mora will almost certainly be asked about DC Tom Bradley and the McQueary deposition.

Now, I'm putting it to you. What would you ask Jim Mora if you could on Friday? Last year, his response to a question about running more slants submitted by one of our readers generated a Madden-esque response from Coach Mora. What would you like to see him asked this year? Put it in the comments below and I'll try to ask at least one of them.

Go Bruins!!!