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Southern Conference capsules

Chattanooga defensive lineman Keionta Davis (93) was named the Southern Conference preseason defensive player of the year.
Chattanooga defensive lineman Keionta Davis (93) was named the Southern Conference preseason defensive player of the year. AP

Chattanooga

Head coach: Russ Huesman.

2015 record: 9-4, 6-1 Southern Conference.

Players to watch: Derrick Crane (Sr., RB); Corey Levin (Sr., OL); Jacob Revis (Jr., OL); Keionta Davis (Sr., DL); Nakevion Leslie (Sr., LB); Lucas Webb (Jr., DB); Josh Cariello (Jr., OL); Vantrel McMillian (Sr., DL); Cedric Nettles (Sr., DB).

The Citadel

Head coach: Brent Thompson.

2015 record: 9-4, 6-1.

Players to watch: Isaiah Pinson (Jr., OL); Joe Crochet (Sr., DL); Tevin Floyd (Sr., LB); Dee Delaney (Jr., DB); Tyler Ranew (Sr., RB); Ryan Bednar (Sr., OL); Malik Diggs (Sr., DB).

East Tennessee State

Head coach: Carl Torbush.

2015 record: 2-9, no conference record.

Player to watch: Dylan Weigel (Soph., LB).

Furman

Head coach: Bruce Fowler.

2015 record: 4-7, 2-5.

Players to watch: Trey Robinson (Sr., DB); Carl Rider (Sr., LB).

Samford

Head coach: Chris Hatcher.

2015 record: 6-5, 3-4.

Players to watch: Armando Bonheur (Sr., OL); Karel Hamilton (Sr., WR); Ahmad Gooden (Soph., DL); Jamerson Blount (Sr., DB); Devlin Hodges (Soph., QB); Kelvin McKnight (Soph., WR); Xavier Forrest (Jr., DL).

VMI

Head coach: Scott Wachenheim.

2015 record: 2-9, 1-6.

Players to watch: Al Cobb (Jr., QB); Aaron Sanders (Sr., WR); Andrew Lewis (Sr., OL); Ryan Francis (Jr., LB).

Western Carolina

Head coach: Mark Speir.

2015 record: 7-4, 5-2.

Players to watch: Detrez Newsome (Jr., RB); Tyler Sexton (Sr., TE); Tyson Dickson (Sr., LB); Daniel Riddle (Jr., LB); Nathan Dalton (Soph., OL); Spearman Robinson (Sr., WR); Fred Payne (Sr., DB); Trey Morgan (Sr., DB).

Wofford

Head coach: Mike Ayers.

2015 record: 5-6, 3-4.

Players to watch: Anton Wahrby (Sr., OL); Miles Brown (Sr., DL); Lorenzo Long (Sr., RB); Dequan Miller (Sr., OL).

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