The football offseason is terrible, we know. Sure, there’s things to do like hang out with family and friends or you may have hobbies or interests that warrant some attention, but there is nothing like football. And from January to July each year we all live a football-less existence. There’s other sports. There’s recruiting. There’s baseball. But when you want football, only football will do.
On Thursday, the first salvo of the football season is fired in earnest, as the Mid-American Conference hosts its 2016 edition of Football Media Day from Detroit’s Ford Field. It’s a veritable Who’s Who in the Mid-American Conference, as the Commish will be there, each coach, and two player representatives from each program. Hustle Belt will also be there, digging deep for some news and notes that you’ll need to know in advance of the conference’s September 1 opening slate.
Your school specific representatives:
MAC East Division
Akron Head Coach Terry Bowden; QB Thomas Woodson; DB DeAndre Scott
Bowling Green Head Coach Mike Jinks; QB James Knapke; LB Austin Valdez
Buffalo Head Coach Lance Leipold; RB Jordan Johnson; DB Boise Ross
Kent State Head Coach Paul Haynes; S Nate Holley; DB Demetrius Monday
Miami Head Coach Chuck Martin; OL Collin Buchanan; DE JT Jones
Ohio Head Coach Frank Solich; WR Jordan Reid; DL Casey Sayles
MAC West Division
Ball State Head Coach Mike Neu; WR KeVonn Mabon; LB Sean Wiggins
Central Michigan Head Coach John Bonamego; QB Cooper Rush; S Tony Annese
Eastern Michigan Head Coach Chris Creighton; DL Pat O’Connor; OL Cole Gardner
Northern Illinois Head Coach Rod Carey; QB Drew Hare; DB Shawun Lurry
Toledo Head Coach Jason Candle; RB Kareem Hunt; DB DeJuan Rogers
Western Michigan Head Coach P.J. Fleck; WR Corey Davis; QB Zach Terrell
How to Watch Online:
Day: Thursday, July 28th
You can follow us here or on the Twitter machine, @HustleBelt, and get all your Media Day coverage. It’s gonna be a barn burner, y’all.