With seven returning starters on offense and defense from last year’s conference champions, including quarterback Jacob Huesman, Chattanooga appears to be the team to beat this season in the Southern Conference. But there’s plenty of competition.
Western Carolina, which is coming off its best season in a decade, returns 10 all-conference players. At Samford, new head coach Chris Hatcher takes over a team that returns seven starters on offense and defense. Wofford returns 10 starters on offense and Citadel’s triple-option attack averaged 347.2 rushing yards per game last season.
Leading up to the SoCon’s college football media day on July 22 in Spartanburg, S.C., ASN wants to know:
Who do you think will win the Southern Conference?
- Samford (41%, 272 Votes)
- Chattanooga (24%, 156 Votes)
- Mercer (13%, 86 Votes)
- Western Carolina (13%, 86 Votes)
- Wofford (3%, 23 Votes)
- VMI (3%, 18 Votes)
- Citadel (2%, 12 Votes)
- Furman (1%, 8 Votes)
- East Tennessee State (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 661