2018 Bay Area College Football Media Day and Tailgate Event
Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara held a Bay Area College Football Media Day and tailgate event on July 30 that marked the start of the 2018 college football season. This event was an opportunity for football coaches and players from San Jose State University, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley to meet with the media and supporters.
“Well it’s going to be another great season of college football. We can’t wait for it to get started, and it will culminate here at Levi’s Stadium with the College Football Playoff National Championship game,” said Bill Hancock, executive director of College Football Playoff.
The tailgate event allowed the coaches to talk about the upcoming football season and answer questions from the audience. The event venue was full of friends, family, students, and many more.
“I think it’s so cool that the College Football Playoff is just creating this incredible energy in the Bay Area, Levi’s Stadium, and the 49ers,” said Brent Brennan, Spartans’ head coach at San Jose State University.
The football players and coaches are all looking forward to a good season, each team hoping to earn a spot at PAC-12 and to play at the College Football Playoff National Championship.
“Expectations are to go on, win the Pac-12 North, win the Pac-12 Championship, and hopefully earn a right to play for the college football playoff,” said Bobby Okereke, Stanford Cardinal linebacker.
Many of the players echoed the same hopes and goals for this season: to win and play in the playoffs. The football players expressed that they hope to pick up where they left off and keep improving, both in skill and teamwork.
However, the players and coaches also indicated a need to be aware of possible adversities during the season, the biggest being player injuries and facing “great opponents … going against great coaches.”
The College Football Playoff National Championship will be held at Levi’s Stadium in January 2019. People from all over the country are expected to attend the final playoff championship game and celebrate the spirit of college football.