Let's be honest. SEC Network is nice and all, but it's not what it could be. Not even close, really. Where's my Hard Knocks: LSU? Where are my cooking shows with Bret Bielema? Where is Steve Spurrier's late night talk show? Nevertheless, the network took a major step in the right direction announcing "SEC Inside" this week.
As one would expect from its name, "SEC Inside" will take viewers behind the curtain of one SEC football game per week, with cameras capturing pre-game preparation, sideline action during the game and inside the locker room after the game. "The show will deliver unique perspectives in a highly produced cinematic style," ESPN senior vice president of college networks production Stephanie Druley told AL.com. "New camera angles are supported by previously unheard sounds from the coaches and players on game day. The combination creates a more complete picture of the game, and compelling television."
Each school will have input into what footage actually makes the final cut, so don't expect to see any Nick Saban-Lane Kiffin halftime shouting matches.
"Schools wills see them before America sees them and we'll have reasonable conversations about content," said Druley. "Some schools in the conference are doing this already and they're going a lot deeper than what we're talking about."
The show will run on Wednesday nights throughout the season, highlighting one team per week and concluding at the SEC championship game.