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SoCon Media Day 2021: Preseason polls and all-conference teams

  Pete Yanity discusses the upcoming season with ETSU head coach Randy Sanders SoCon Media Day 2021 Click below for the live stream of Monday's media day interviews, as Pete Yanity interviews all nine head coaches and SoCon commissioner Jim Schaus SoCon Media Day | Watch ESPN The 100 th season of Southern Conference football kicked off at the Biltmore Estate Monday afternoon, highlighted by guest speaker and ESPN senior writer Ryan McGee, who detailed his humble beginnings helping out with Furman’s radio team during the late 1980s, which coincided with the Paladins’ hey-day as a football program, including working as a statistician with former Furman play-by-play broadcaster Doug Holliday, and even got a national championship ring as a result of his father, Dr. Jerry McGee, who worked at the school during that same time frame. Now as a best-selling author and host of the SEC Network’s “Marty and McGee”and on a day when college football coverage has been dominated by news of Ok
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2020-21 SoCon Football Spring Season Recap

Though it was an unconventional time for football due to COVID-19, it still ended up being enough to give us a football champion in the Southern Conference, and that champion turned out to be an uncommon one--the VMI Keydets. For the first time in 43 years, the Keydets lifted a Southern Conference championship trophy on the gridiron, as Scott Wachenheim's Keydets finished the spring regular-season by winning six out of their seven games. For some program's, just finishing the spring season became a huge challenge, while others--like Wofford and Chattanooga--decided to opt out of multiple games down the stretch of the spring season to call it a season earlier than expected in preparation for the fall. The Citadel, Mercer, Western Carolina, and Chattanooga all ended up playing games in the fall. East Tennessee State, Furman, VMI, and Wofford did not play games during the fall campaign. The Citadel decided to play four games in the fall, facing South Florida (L, 6-23), No. 2 Clems