KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones will be one of six SEC coaches to go through the ESPN “car wash” on Tuesday.
The car wash is a metaphor — we think — for the whirlwind of interviews that coaches go through for various shows while spending the day at the network’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters.
Jones will be joined by Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, Florida’s Will Muschamp, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Kentucky’s Mark Stoops.
ESPN said the coaches could appear on College Football Live, SportsCenter, First Take and Highly Questionable on television, and SVP & Russillo, The Herd, Coach and Company and SportsCenter Tonight on radio. The coaches may also do ESPN.com chats or podcasts.
ESPN had exclusive access to coaches during last week’s SEC Media Days, so it’s unclear what might be asked just a few days later.
One festering argument leftover from last week might be the mini-feud between Malzahn and Bielema over fast-paced offenses.
Bielema believes fast-paced offenses increase the risk of player injuries; Malzahn was dismissive of that idea.
Here’s Jones’ complete schedule, provided by UT. Some of the segments will air or be published later.
11 a.m. — ESPN.com Chat – LIVE
11:25 a.m. — College GameDay
12:40 p.m. — High Questionable (airing at 4 p.m. on ESPN2)
1:15 p.m. — Recruiting Nation
1:30 p.m. — Podcast – ESPNU CFB with Ivan Maisel
2 p.m. — College Football Live (airing at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN)
2:25 p.m. — CFB Insider with Travis Haney
2:40 p.m. — SportsCenter – LIVE on ESPNews
3:40 p.m. — Digital Media