Tigers' Smith and Gibson Pre-Season All-CUSA

Conference USA coaches voted Memphis free safety Wesley Smith a pre-season All-CUSA selection Monday. Smith was 3rd on the team in tackles last year with 82. Punter Michael Gibson was also given the honor.

Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb is named the league's Offensive Player of the Year. UAB defensive end Larry McSwain, the best defensive player.

C-USA media days are next week in Dallas.