Today marks the first ever Pac-12 Media Day, with the addition of Colorado and Utah to the fold.
Starting at 9 AM with Commissioner Larry Scott's opening remarks, each team's head coach and a featured player will meet the media, starting with California Coach Jeff Tedford and wide receiver Marvin Jones, giving football fans up and down the Pacific and now the Mountain time zones their first official taste of football talk.
Safety Lance MItchell will join Oregon State coach Mike Riley. The Beaver contingent is up third, at approx. 9:35, following Oregon coach Chip Kelly and tight end David Paulson.
The Pac-12 Northern Division schools will comprise the first half of the program. After a break at apprx. 10:35, the Pac-12 Southern Division schools will have their turn, starting with Arizona coach Mike Stoops and quarterback Nick Foles. The teams' representatives will speak in alphabetical order within their divisions.
The order for the day is:
9:00 a.m. PT Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott's Opening Remarks
9:05 a.m. PT CAL Coach Jeff Tedford/WR Marvin Jones
9:20 a.m. PT ORE Coach Chip Kelly/TE David Paulsen
9:35 a.m. PT OSU Coach Mike Riley/S Lance Mitchell
9:50 a.m. PT STAN Coach David Shaw/QB Andrew Luck
10:05 a.m. PT WASH Coach Steve Sarkisian/RB Chris Polk
10:20 a.m. PT WSU Coach Paul Wulff/WR Jared Karstetter
10:35 a.m. PT BREAK
10:45 a.m. PT ARIZ Coach Mike Stoops/QB Nick Foles
11:00 a.m. PT ASU Coach Dennis Erickson/QB Brock Osweiler
11:15 a.m. PT COLO Coach Jon Embree/QB Tyler Hansen
11:30 a.m. PT UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel/RB Johnathan Franklin
11:45 a.m. PT USC Coach Lane Kiffin/QB Matt Barkley
12:00 p.m. PT UTAH Coach Kyle Whittingham/OT Tony Bergstrom
12:15 p.m. PT Interview Session Concludes
Pac-12.org will have a free live webcast, hosted by Gus Johnson and Charles Davis.
Here are the quotes from the Oregon St. session.
Here is the video replay of Coach Riley and Lance.
Individual interviews with media members followed.
Once they wind up in Los Angeles, the coaches will join the Commissioner as they head east to New York City, and, similar to last year, on to ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Conn., for the second part of the media tour. Coaches will have the opportunity to address east coast media, and then will visit the ESPN campus for additional media contact opportunities.
Segments with various coaches will appear on ESPNU, Gameday, Sportscenter, College Football Live (on tape), and SportsNation.
Jump in with your impressions as we discuss the day's questions and answers.