Teams throughout the Gulf South Conference officially began fall camp this week, a clear indicator the Division II regular season is fast approaching.
The last time a GSC-member school played in a football game that counted was Dec. 7, when North Alabama fell to Lenoir-Rhyne in the national quarterfinals. That was some time ago, and Division II football fans have been forced to wait. Rest assured, Sept. 4 is quickly approaching, when Paine College visits Shorter to officially open
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The game that receives the most votes will be revealed in a post previewing marque games, in my eyes, later this week.
So, which game will it be? North Alabama-Delta State, Valdosta State-West Georgia, North Alabama-West Alabama,
North Alabama received five first-place votes and will enter the 2014 season as the preseason favorite to win the Gulf Souh Conference championship, following a vote by the league's head coaches.
Delta State was tabbed to finish second in the league, after securing two first-place votes. Valdosta State was picked to finish third, followed by two-time conference champion West Alabama, which is under te guidance of first-year head coach Brett Gilliland.
West Georgia, Florida
Editorís note: This story is the final story in a preseason series previewing each team in the Gulf South Conference. The individual stories previewing each team are posted in alphabetical order.
It is a good time to be at the University of West Georgia. With a new president, state-of-the-art athletic facilities and a new football coach with a recent history of winning conference championships, there is an overwhelming excitement surrounding the Wolves football program.
Editorís note: This story is one in a preseason series previewing each team in the Gulf South Conference. The individual stories previewing each team are posted in alphabetical order.
Brett Gilliland is in a unique situation. Heís back home at the University of West Alabama, where he set all kinds of records as the schoolís quarterback, earning himself an induction into the schoolís Hall of Fame.
This time, though, he is the new head football coach. And heís taking over
Updated 08-01-2014 at 04:00 PM by Ed Hooper