July 26, 2007

SabanMania descends on SEC Media Days

When Nick Saban rode the escalator up to the Wynfrey Hotel's second floor Thursday, on his way to meet a record-sized throng at SEC Media Days, the next 13 pairs of shoulders riding behind him were supporting a TV camera.

When he hit the lobby floor, flanked by SEC personnel, reporters jockeyed for position like so many teenage girls angling for a view of the latest rock star heart throb. When he made his way to radio row, event officials had to rope off the lobby area where fans awaited an autograph opportunity. And when the first Alabama media guide came out of the box, the only face on the cover was Saban's.

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