Pittman will go on final day of SEC Media Days in Dallas

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman speaks during NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas will join Auburn, Kentucky and Texas A&M on the final day of SEC Media Days this summer in Dallas.

The addition of Oklahoma and Texas on July 1 will create a 16-team conference, meaning four schools will appear the event each day. 

SEC Media Days will be at the fourth location in four years following appearances in Hoover, Ala., in 2021, Atlanta in 2022, and Nashville, Tenn., in 2023. Dallas will host the event for the first time.

Fifth-year Coach Sam Pittman and three Razorbacks will conduct media interviews on Thursday, July 18, along with Auburn Coach Hugh Freeze, Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops — the new dean of SEC coaches with Nick Saban’s retirement — and first-year Texas A&M Coach Mike Elko.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will address the media Monday, July 15, followed by LSU Coach Brian Kelly, Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffin, South Carolina Coach Shane Beamer and Vanderbilt Coach Clark Lea.

The Tuesday appearances will feature Georgia Coach Kirby Smart, Missouri Coach Eli Drinkwitz, Oklahoma Coach Brent Venables and Tennessee Coach Josh Heupel. 

On Wednesday, Alabama Coach Kalen DeBoer, Florida Coach Billy Napier, Mississippi State Coach Jeff Lebby and Texas Coach Steve Sarkisian will meet the press.