Texas State picked 3rd in Southland
Texas State was voted tied for third place in the Southland Conference preseason coaches poll and fourth in the sports information directors poll. The Bobcats return 19 starters from a 7-4 team that was 5-2 in the league.
Stephen F. Austin, the co-defending champ and with 16 starters back, is the favorite in both polls, led by quarterback Jeremy Moses, the 2009 SLC player of the year. McNeese State, which shared the title with SFA, is picked second in both polls, followed by Southeastern Louisiana.
Texas State offensive guard D.J. Hall and wide receiver Da’Marcus Griggs were named to the preseason all-conference first team. Bobcats wide receiver Daren Dillard, defensive tackle Adley Eshraghipour and linebacker Marcus Clark are on the second team.