[View the story "What they're saying: Big East Media Day" on Storify]What they're saying: Big East Media DayThe annual Big East Media Day kicked off the football season Tuesday in Rhode Island at the Viking Hotel. Here's what the national and local media are saying about the Big East and the league favorite Cardinals.
Storified by Howie Lindsey · Tue, Jul 31 2012 09:34:41FB: @UofLFootball picked as league favorite in BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll. #L1C4 http://bit.ly/OGElaILouisville Athletics"@UofLFootball: Charlie Strong sits down for a 1-on-1 with WDRB's @patdoney at #bemediaday http://lockerz.com/s/229917135"Pat DoneyRT @Bearcats_Nation: #NBC needs to take a page out of the #BigEast's book on how to stream live content. #BEMediaDayMark A. HodgkinFB: Anticipation grows for the @UofLFootball season! Are you ready? #GetOnTheTrain #BEMediaDay http://youtu.be/3xob84a53TQLouisville AthleticsL1C4 RT @Mengus22: "Players are the ones that change programs…This is a players game and you win with players." - Charlie Strong #bemediadayBobFB: Coach Charlie Strong now visiting with @BigEastConf Digital Network. Watch LIVE: http://www.bigeast.org/ #BEMediaDayLouisville AthleticsCharlie Strong http://socialcam.com/s/BVjsNyazLouisvilleFootballRT @PeteThamelNYT: Louisville went from preseason pick last to seventh to first. How? "Players are the ones who change programs," Charlie Strong said.Dani BusboomRT @schadjoe: Charlie Strong says his President and AD "have never told me no" and that money is never an issue at LouisvilleY-U-Mad?RT @schadjoe: Charlie Strong says of Louisville: "We need this program to grab a national spotlight."Matt ReynoldsCharlie Strong says he is "not sure why" the media picked Louisville first in the league, but he says it is all about the players' effortHowie LindseyCoach @CharlieStrong10 and @UofLFootball players preparing for interviews at the #BEMediaDay http://pic.twitter.com/bfgw2B0aNick Stover Charlie Strong at the podium at BIG EAST http://pic.twitter.com/S94kQV8sLouisvilleFootballStrong said the leadership must come from a small class of seniors #L1C4LouisvilleFootballAlex Kupper with Andrea Adelson of http://ESPN.com http://pic.twitter.com/h9FKY0pPLouisvilleFootball"I brought a kicker to Media Day…It goes against everything I stand for." - Steve Addazio, challenging Skip Holtz's jokeability. #bemediadayMark EnnisLouisville favored to win Big East http://es.pn/PiA35LAndrea AdelsonJoe Bailey says the search firm has narrowed down to five candidates for the new Big East commissioner. #bemediadayMark EnnisNew bowl for Big East champ? http://es.pn/Mw7q60Andrea AdelsonBig East associate commissioner Nick Carparelli says he is confident in the Big East's future spot at the table given past performanceHowie LindseyLobsta! http://pic.twitter.com/TkNIcLk3Mario BenavidesMost interesting thing from BE interview sessions: Louisville OL Mario Benevides would be better analyst than 75 percent of guys on TV.Ralph D. RussoNick Carparelli of Big East says he senses realignment is in a "pause" periodJoe SchadCharlie Strong says of Louisville: "We need this program to grab a national spotlight."Joe SchadNick Carparelli of Big East says Orange Bowl interested in their champion as a possible pool participantJoe SchadBailey: 'strong slate on candidates' for commish. Not sure he meant toan but he said 5 candidates.Ralph D. RussoBig East associate commish Nick Carparelli says there are no easy victories in the conference and cites top to bottom depth/competitivenessJoe SchadCharlie Strong quick and to the point. Nails the concept of opening remarks.Ralph D. Russo