Friday, July 23, 2010

Caldwell is talk of SEC Media Day

By Ryan Schulz

Wednesday night, Vanderbilt Interim Head Coach Robbie Caldwell was so unrecognizable among the public in Birmingham that he even received a tip from a restaurant patron when he held the door for them. After Caldwell's performance at Media Day on Thursday, his days of being mistaken for a doorman are likely over - at least by anyone who follows SEC football.

Making his debut in front of the national media, Caldwell left every room and hallway at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., buzzing about the newly-minted coach of the Commodores. Showcasing his sense of humor and humility, Caldwell stole the show on Thursday — even receiving an ovation following his appearance in front of the print media.

Caldwell's memorable showing at SEC Media Day has led to an influx of media coverage from media outlets throughout the country. Here are a few of the many articles about Caldwell and the Commodores at SEC Media Day on Thursday.

Tennessean: Vanderbilt Coach lights up SEC media with humor
Tennessean: Caldwell will benefit from sense of humor
Tennessean: SEC Media Days notebook
City Paper: Caldwell gets laughs at SEC Media Day
CBS Sports: Caldwell has winning personality
USA Today: Caldwell talks turkey
Sporting News: Caldwell brings levity to SEC
ESPN: Caldwell’s comedy show
ESPN: ESPN interviews Warren Norman
AP: Vandy’s Caldwell entertains
Fan House: Robbie Caldwell, the SEC's Rudy
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Coach revels in unexpected opportunity
Birmingham News: Laughter is best medicine
Birmingham News: Caldwell makes impressive debut
Birmingham News: Caldwell arrives in Hoover armed with a funny bone
Mobile Press-Register: Caldwell wins press conference
Huntsville Times: Caldwell unknown but optimistic
Montgomery Advertiser: Vanderbilt coach steals show
Montgomery Advertiser: Caldwell a bright spot of event
The State (South Carolina): Caldwell is one of a kind
Memphis Commercial Appeal: Caldwell takes center stage
Memphis Commercial Appeal: Vandy players vow to fight against odds
Memphis Commercial Appeal: Marve dresses for success
Jackson Sun: Caldwell endears himself to SEC Media
Jackson Sun: Vandy off to good start
Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Caldwell delights
Times Daily: Caldwell’s one-liners break the ice
Lexington Herald-Leader: SEC Media Days has quote machine in Caldwell
Louisville Courier-Journal: Caldwell steals the show
Gadsden (Ala.) Times: Caldwell discusses turkey
St. Petersburg Times: Caldwell a hit
Florida Times-UnionCaldwell keeps them laughing
Gainesville Sun: Caldwell leaves media in stitches
Orlando Sentinel: Caldwell takes media day by storm
Florida Today (Brevard, Fla.): Caldwell a hit with news media
Pensacola News Journal: Country fried comedy comes to SEC
Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Caldwell regales media with humor
Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald: Caldwell good for plenty of grins
Baton Rouge AdvocateInterim Vanderbilt coach keeps it light
New Orleans Times Picayune: Caldwell wraps up SEC Media Day 2
Monroe News Star: Caldwell takes the stage
Athens Banner-Herald: Caldwell a charmer in first appearance
Dothan (Ala.) Eagle: New Vandy coach life of the party
WTVM Columbus, Ga.: Caldwell thrilled with opportunity
LSU Daily Reveille: Caldwell’s enthusiasm lights up media days

1 comment:

  1. Hey, don't forget this story: