As usual, Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey opened SEC Media Days with lengthy opening remarks reviewing the conference’s achievements. He closed those remarks Monday by talking about South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley.
Bentley, a junior who has started 20 straight games for the Gamecocks, was given the SEC’s Sportsmanship Award in June after he consoled Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano after South Carolina beat the Volunteers 15-9 in Neyland Stadium.
Sankey showed a photo of that moment Monday while saying, “The picture is worth 1,000 words. Thank you Jake for your friendship and your encouragement and your leadership.”
Bentley, Deebo Samuel and D.J. Wonnum will join South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp on Thursday when the Gamecocks are in the spotlight at SEC Media Days.
2018 SEC Media Days daily schedule
MONDAY, JULY 16
12:45–6:50 p.m.: Texas A&M, Kentucky and LSU
TUESDAY, JULY 17
9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Georgia and Ole Miss
1:30 – 5:45 p.m.: Arkansas and Florida
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Mississippi State and Tennessee
1:30 – 5:45 p.m.: Alabama and Missouri
THURSDAY, JULY 19
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Auburn, Vanderbilt, South Carolina (Will Muschamp, USC begin at 11:10 a.m.)