FCS Football: 2023 SoCon Media Day Central

The 2023 FCS football is quickly approaching as the time for media days has finally arrived. The SoCon media day was held on July 27 in Greenville, South Carolina.

The conference had 10 representatives on the Bluebloods 2023 FCS Preseason All-American Team, led by 2022 SoCon Offensive Player of the Year Michael Hiers and Defensive Player of the Year Jay Person. 

Furman enters the season as the favorite to win the conference in both the coaches and media polls. The full results are listed below.

Media Poll:

  1. Furman, 345 (30 first-place votes)
  2. Samford, 316 (8)
  3. Mercer, 263 (2)
  4. Chattanooga, 250
  5. Western Carolina, 218
  6. ETSU, 143
  7. The Citadel, 103
  8. Wofford, 102
  9. VMI, 60

Coaches Poll:

T-1. Furman, 59 (5)

T-1. Samford, 59 (4)

3. Mercer, 49

4. Chattanooga, 47

5. Western Carolina, 35

6. ETSU, 29

7. Wofford, 22

8. The Citadel, 14

9. VMI, 10

Below are links to interviews with coaches and players from the 2023 SoCon Media Day. Audio versions of each interview can be found here

Head Coach Interviews:

Chris Hatcher (Samford)

Kerwin Bell (Western Carolina)

Clay Hendrix (Furman)

Drew Cronic (Mercer)

Maurice Drayton (The Citadel)

Rusty Wright (Chattanooga)

George Quarles (ETSU)

Shawn Watson (Wofford)

Danny Rocco (VMI)

Player Interviews:

Tyler Huff (Furman; QB)

Matt Sochovka (Furman; DL)

Alex Oliver (VMI; DB)

Jay Person (Chattanooga; EDGE)

Tyler Smith (Western Carolina; OL)

Va Lealaimatafao (Western Carolina; LB)

Preseason All-Conference Team:

2023 Preseason SoCon All-Conference Team

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