SEC Media Days Football

LSU coach Ed Orgeron speaks during SEC Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018.

LSU's returning starting quarterback, center and All-American safety will be represent the Tigers at Southeastern Conference Media Days, the conference announced Wednesday morning.

Joe Burrow, who was named offensive MVP in LSU's Fiesta Bowl victory over Central Florida, will attend the annual event along with Lloyd Cushenberry, one of two offensive linemen to start in every game last season, and Grant Delpit, who was a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy and will wear the team's coveted No. 7 jersey this year.

The SEC Media Days will be held in Hoover, Alabama, from Monday to Thursday, July 18.

Burrow, Delpit and Cushenberry are scheduled to speak from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, along with coach Ed Orgeron.

LSU is listed second in that time slot behind Florida coach Dan Mullen, quarterback Feleipe Franks, running back Lamical Perine and defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga.

Missouri is the first SEC team scheduled to speak, following SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The predicted order of finish for the SEC will be announced on July 19.

Last year, LSU was predicted to finish fifth in the SEC Western Division. The Tigers finished with their first 10-win season since 2013 and won their first New Year's Six bowl game of the playoff era.

Burrow started in all 13 games of the 2018 season, throwing for 2,894 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. The 6-foot-4, 216-pound senior rushed for 399 yards, and his seven rushing touchdowns tied a program record by quarterbacks.

Delpit tied 10th nationally with five interceptions, and the 6-3, 203-pound junior was tied for the team lead with five sacks and nine pass breakups.

Cushenberry and right guard Damien Lewis started in every game for an offensive line that struggled at times in 2018. LSU was tied 106th nationally with 35 total sacks allowed and was tied 110th nationally with 89 total tackles for loss allowed.

The SEC Media Days schedule is listed below:


11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Commissioner Greg Sankey

Missouri (Barry Odom, DeMarkus Acy, Kelly Bryant, Cale Garrett)

2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Florida (Dan Mullen, Feleipe Franks, Lamical Perine, Jabari Zuniga)

LSU (Ed Orgeron, Joe Burrow, Lloyd Cushenberry, Grant Delpit,)


8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Steve Shaw, SEC Coordinator of Football Officials

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Georgia (Kirby Smart, Jake Fromm, J.R. Reed, Andrew Thomas)

Ole Miss (Matt Luke, Matt Corral, Alex Givens, Mohamed Sanogo)

12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Chris Turner, SEC Network (Main Media)

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Texas A&M (Jimbo Fisher, Justin Madubuike, Braden Mann, Kellen Mond)

Tennessee (Jeremy Pruitt, Daniel Bituli, Jarrett Guarantano, Darrell Taylor)

4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SEC Film Legends (Archie Manning, Steve Spurrier, Herschel Walker)


8:30 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.

Steve Shaw, SEC Coordinator of Football Officials

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alabama (Nick Saban, Jerry Jeudy, Dylan Moses, Tua Tagovailoa)

Arkansas (Chad Morris, McTelvin Agim, De’Jon Harris, Devwah Whaley)

12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Bill Hancock, College Football Playoff

12:45 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.

Mike Nealy, Football Bowl Association

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Mississippi State (Joe Moorhead, Farrod Green, Erroll Thompson, Darryl Williams)

South Carolina (Will Muschamp, Jake Bentley, T.J. Brunson, Bryan Edwards)


9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vanderbilt (Derek Mason, Kalija Lipscomb, Jared Pinkney, Ke’Shawn Vaughn)

Kentucky (Mark Stoops, Lynn Bowden Jr., Kash Daniel, Logan Stenberg)

Auburn (Gus Malzahn, Derrick Brown, Marlon Davidson, Prince Tega Wanogho)

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