Hope springs eternal at Conference USA Media Day Sunday in Memphis. Unlike basketball where the Tigers dominate the conference, football has a great deal of parity.
Southern Miss' Larry Fedora is looking to get Southern Miss back on top of the League after replacing Jeff Bower who was on the job 17 years.
This year it's George O'Leary and his Central Florida squad who are picked to win the East again while the Memphis Tigers are picked 4th.
Head coach Tommy West says that's primarily because of a quarter-backing change now that Martin Hankins has graduated. West thinks the team has a good upside because of the mobility of new quarterback Arkeelon Hall.