Media Day Update

While the Turner news was big among the local media, it was a busy day for the A-State coach who fielded questions as usual among the out-of-state media.

“No one asked me anything crazy or like that,’’ said Anderson. “Just a lot of the same old questions over and over.”

Louisiana writers seems to want to make a big deal out of the Oct. 21 contest between the Red Wolves and league favorite UL-Lafayette in south Louisiana.

“I don’t think our kids are thinking about it right now,’’ Anderson said. “Right now it boils down to getting ready and trying to beat Montana State.

“I do think they are aware that whoever wins the league will have to go between us and Lafayette. But we hope our kids now it is a week-by-week process.”

Arkansas State has two league games (UL-Monroe at home and at Georgia State) before the meeting at ULL.

The Red Wolves had 11 players earn spots on the All-Sun Belt team.

Four A-State players, including Qushaun Lee, were recognized as preseason all-defense first team selections. Junior defensive end Chris Stone, junior defensive back Rocky Hayes, senior defensive back Sterling Young. Junior wide receiver J.D. McKissic (Phenix City, Ala.) earned first-team honors on offense and special teams.

The second-team went to junior running back Michael Gordon, junior tight end Darion Griswold, sophomore offensive lineman Colton Jackson, senior defensive lineman Dexter Blackmon and senior defensive back Artez Brown.

Happy in Statesboro?

Who has the best conference schedule in the Sun Belt? Well it could all come down to how you figure it, but Georgia Southern is thrilled it does not have A-State or UL-Lafayette on its platter for the next two seasons.

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