Tuesday, July 20, 2010

LSC North Division poll

Here's the first pre-season poll of the 2010 season:

LSC North Division
1. Texas A&M-Commerce
2. SE Oklahoma State
3. Central Oklahoma
4. Eastern New Mexico
5. Northeastern State
6. SW Oklahoma State
7. East Central

Defensive POY -- Cory Whitfield, LB, Texas A&M-Comerce
Offensive POY -- Baylen Laury, RB, SE Oklahoma State

Dan Cocannouer, SWOSU head coach:  "Thought at times last year we looked like a junior high team, but we got better as the year went on.  We learned a lot last year.  This season we've got great expectations, just like everybody else does.  I'm one of those guys who believe we're going to win every game we play."

Kenny Evans, NE State head coach:  "I think we're finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  We've got the same coaching staff intact for more than a year.  We've brought in some good football players and we're excited about the direction in which we're headed.  We have a solid nucleus and getting some consistency from the coaching.  I just hope the light I'm seeing at the end of the tunnel isn't an oncoming train."

Mark Ribaudo, ENMU head coach:  "We're very excited about what's going on with the Greyhounds.  For the first time in a long time we've got an older football team.  We've got a good corps of receivers led by Jesse Poku and Dorian Dale.  Our quarterback (Wes Wood) is a winner and he had a great spring and we're looking for great things out of Wes.  We're really excited about being in the North Division.  We've had some great, great games against teams in this division.  Still have the opportunity to play against some of the great teams from the South and we're excited about that.  We're excited to be in the LSC and we're going to do our best to bring that LSC North Division title to Portales, N.M."

Tracy Holland, Central Oklahoma head coach:  "We expect our defense to be an anchor point for us.  We never step on the field unless we believe we can play for championships.  But we know we've got to rise up to the challenge every week."

Ray Richards, SE Oklahoma State head coach:  "Our best football player is Baylen Laury and we need him to make big plays for us.  I feel pretty good about our team defensively.  We've got some experience coming back there.  We look forward to a great year at Southeastern."

Guy Morriss, Texas A&M-Commerce head coach:  "Certainly appreciate the vote of confidence, but I'm not sure we're that good, honestly.  Time will tell.  We're going to play a lot of young players and we'll have to have a lot of guys step up and be difference-makers for us."

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