The pre-season Conference USA Coaches Poll is out. And if your Tommy West, you just crumple it up and point to last year. The Tigers are picked to finish 4th in the East Division behind Central Florida, East Carolina and Southern Miss.
Same thing happened last year but then had a 6-2 league record and tied for second. Marshall and UAB round out the bunch. Tulsa is picked to win the West.
Two Tigers make the coaches pre-season All-Conference team. Receiver Duke Calhoun returns to the list. 62 catches for 890 yards and 5 touchdowns last season for the Tigers biggest talent. Offensive tackle Brandon Pearce also earns the honor.