The semi-annual local College Football Kick-Off Luncheon was held at the Greensboro Coliseum today and each of the area’s coaches spoke and there were questions for the coaches and the local players.
Elon is picked to finish second in the Southern Conference right behind Appalachian State and the Phoenix have also been ranked #9 in the nation by The Sporting News and Elon checks in at #10 in AGS pre-season poll and the Phoneix are listed at #14 in both the Athlon and Lindy’s publications.
Elon in the chase for the Southern Conference title:
Elon pre-season honors:
First team All-Southern Conference….
OL David Harrison
WR Terrell Hudgins
DL Eric Ludwig
LB Joshua Jones
DB Karlos Sullivan
Second Team All-Southern Conference:
QB Scott Riddle
RB Brandon Newsome
DL Brandon Ward
Key Elon games include:
9/19 at Wake Forest
9/26 Georgia Southern
10/3 at Furman
10/31 at Wofford
11/14 Appalachian State
N.C. A&T has been picked to finish 8th in the MEAC Conference.
MEAC precicted order of finish 2009
1)South Carolina State
8)North Carolina State
N.C. A&T Pre-season All-MEAC 2009 Second Team
DL Tyre Glasper
LB Andre Thornton
No N.C. A&T schedule listed.
*****Alonzo Lee new head coach at N.C. A&T.*****
Guilford College is picked to finish 7th in the ODAC this season.
2)Emory & Henry
6)Washington and Lee
Guilford returns runningback Justin Parker, from Southern Guilford, who rushed for 795 yards and a school-record 10 TD’s in 2008.
Key games for the Guilford College Quakers in 2009 include:
9/5 at Greensboro College
9/12 at Methodist
10/17 at Bridgewater
11/14 Emory and Henry
Greensboro College in the USA South Coaches Poll for 2009
Greensboro College has new coach in Dr. Randy Hunt and a new offensive coordinator in Jimmy Teague formerly of Reidsville High School.
Key games for the Greensboro College Pride include:
9/5 Guilford College
9/12 Emory and Henry
10/10 NC Wesleyan
10/24 Christopher Newport