Welcome to the Sandestin Hilton
I'll spend much of the next four days loitering in a lobby aiming to talk with the league's movers and shakers.
For instance, I met Kentucky coach Joker Phillips earlier. He was just walking around with his wife and in a great mood. That's the best way to talk with college football coach.
Being a Kentucky graduate has its (rare) advantages.
I'll provide updates when conditions merit.
UPDATE: Just freed myself from the basement. I had no internet down there. I spoke with Jay Jacobs earlier and saw Tony Barbee, but I don't have anything to report from either guy.
My plan is to give you all a run-down of the best things heard today, which includes talk about expansion, Urban Meyer talking about his new life perspective, Saban's talk, a funny story from Derek Dooley.