April 20, 2024

AAC Football Media Days Breakdown.

The American Athletic Conference Football Media Days, set to commence next week in Arlington, Texas, is set to be a vibrant amalgamation of some of the nation’s top college football talents and distinguished head coaches. For the first time, Arlington will play host to the event, which will see 40 student-athletes convene at Live! By Loews over two days, July 24-25.

The event will kick off at 3 p.m. CT on Monday, with media sessions continuing into Tuesday, culminating in press conferences with the 14 head coaches. The American’s Commissioner, Mike Aresco, will deliver his remarks on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. CT, followed swiftly by the announcement of The American’s preseason media poll results.

The schedule is packed with opportunities for the press and media to engage with the attending student-athletes and coaches, in addition to the structured press conferences. Breakout sessions and upon-request vis-à-vis meetings will be accommodated during the Monday afternoon block. The first day’s events will culminate with The American Kickoff Dinner, a casual, Texas-style dinner where coaches, student-athletes, and conference and institutional administrators will mingle with the media and bowl officials.

Among the student-athletes attending this year’s Media Days, ten received all-conference honors last season, including four from Tulane, the 2022 American Athletic Conference Champions. Tulane, who also defeated USC in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and finished the season ranked No. 9 nationally, will be represented by QB Michael Pratt, center Sincere Haynesworth, defensive lineman Patrick Monroe and defensive back Jarius Monroe.

UTSA, the 2022 Conference USA title holders, will bring along QB Frank Harris, the 2022 CUSA MVP, and veteran safety Rashad Wisdom. Significantly, nine of The American’s 14 teams will have their projected starting quarterbacks in attendance. Three of these quarterbacks have won New Year’s Six bowl games in their careers, including Pratt; South Florida‘s Gerry Bohanon, and Rice‘s JT Daniels.

Live coverage of The American Media Days will be aired on ESPN+, featuring interviews with student-athletes from all 14 teams, and coverage of each head coach’s press conference. The event promises to offer a unique glimpse into the upcoming season’s prospects, with an impressive lineup of athletes and coaches set to attend.

The American Athletic Conference Football Media Days represent a significant moment in the college football calendar, as it sets the stage for the season ahead. As the attendees gather in Arlington, the anticipation and excitement for the new season is palpable. With so many accomplished student-athletes and coaches in attendance, it promises to be a fascinating insight into the prospects and preparations of some of the nation’s top college football talents.

2022 American Athletic Conference Media Day Attendees 

UAB

Head Coach Trent Dilfer

Jackson Bratton             LB

Jacob Zeno                     QB

Charlotte

Head Coach Biff Poggi

Jalon Jones                     QB

Eyabi Okie                       DL

East Carolina

Head Coach Mike Houston

Shane Calhoun               TE

Jeremy Lewis                  LB

Florida Atlantic

Head Coach Tom Herman

Armani-Eli Adams           S

Evan Anderson               DL

Larry McCammon III     RB

Chaz Neal                       OL

Memphis

Head Coach Ryan Silverfield

Jaylon Allen                     DL

Simeon Blair                    DB

Seth Henigan                   QB

Jacob Likes                      OL

Navy

Head Coach Brian Newberry

Will Harbour                    LB

Lirion Murtezi                   C

North Texas

Head Coach Eric Morris

Jett Duncan                    OL

Mazin Richards               DL

Rice

Head Coach Mike Bloomgren

JT Daniels                       QB

Luke McCaffrey              WR

Myron Morrison              LB

Josh Pearcy                    OLB

South Florida

Head Coach Alex Golesh

Gerry Bohanon               QB

Rashad Cheney Jr.          DL

SMU

Head Coach Rhett Lashlee

Marcus Bryant               OL

Tyler Lavine                    RB

Elijah Chatman               DT

DeVere Levelston           DT

Temple

Head Coach Stan Drayton

Jordan Magee                LB

E.J. Warner                      QB

UTSA

Head Coach Jeff Traylor

Frank Harris                    QB

Rashad Wisdom             S

Tulane

Head Coach Willie Fritz

Sincere Haynesworth     C

Patrick Jenkins               DL

Jarius Monroe                DB

Michael Pratt                 QB

Tulsa

Head Coach Kevin Wilson

Braylon Braxton             QB

Kendarin Ray                  S

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