Elon picked to do well, Guilford hanging in, while N.C. A&T and Greensboro College rebuild

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:
1)Appalachian State
4)Georgia Southern
7)The Citadel
8)Western Carolina

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
2)Florida A&M
5)Norfolk State
6)Morgan State
7)Delaware 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.
ODAC 2009
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
9/25 Hampden-Sydney
10/17 at Bridgewater
11/14 Emory and Henry

Greensboro College in the USA South Coaches Poll for 2009
1)Christopher Newport
2)N.C. Wesleyan
8)Greensboro College

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
11/7 Methodist


  1. Elon plays Wake Forest in Winston this year. could be fun.

    A &T’s homecoming is October 31. That will be a crazy night in the ‘boro

  2. Methodist is also a key game for Guilford 9/12. It’ll be the 20th anniversary of the first game between both teams. Guilford and Methodist have dualed on the gridiron in every season since 1989. It’s not the Soup Bowl, but not a bad yearly rivalry.

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