10 things we learned from C-USA football media day


This is the year of the running backs in Conference USA.

That was the consensus of coaches Wednesday at C-USA Football Media Day at ASN studios in West Palm Beach.

Only two of last season’s top five passers return while six of the top seven rushers are back, including conference leader Devon Johnson of Marshall. He rushed for 1,767 yards for the second consecutive season last year despite missing three games.

“He’s like a tight end playing running back,” said Western Kentucky linebacker Nick Holt in one of the day’s memorable quotes.

Meanwhile, one of the 10 things ASN’s Doug Chapman and Monica McNutt learned from media day is that Popeye’s chicken doesn’t last long in a room full of college football players. Watch above.

Watch more highlights from media day.


Three top quotes

“We don’t practice safe sacks.”

— Stuart Mouchantaf, Rice defensive tackle on playing defense

“Jeff Driskel, University of Florida.”

— Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech quarterback and transfer from Florida , during a soundcheck

“I put him on my Heisman list last season after what he did to us.”

— Larry Coker, UTSA coach on Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty

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