The players are already on campus, and, before the month comes to an end, six NEC football teams will have played an official regular season game.
In other words, it’s time to get serious about the 2013 season.
In an attempt to prepare fans and media for the NEC’s 18th season on the gridiron, the conference’s communications department will host a Football Head Coaches “Hangout” using Google+ on Monday, August 12 at 11:00 am EST.
The Head Coaches “Hangout” will bring the league’s seven head coaches together in a virtual chat room where they’ll share information on their teams as well as their outlooks for 2013. Long-time NEC football TV announcer Paul Dottino will host the Google “Hangout,” which will air live, for the public to see, on the NECsports Google+ and YouTube pages.
The program will consist of three segments: No-Huddle Preview, Twitter Timeout and Coaches’ Roundtable Discussion.
Fans and media can be a part of the program by tweeting questions for the coaches using the #NECFB hashtag. The best questions received prior to, and during, will make it on air.
The program will begin with the announcement of the NEC preseason poll results and the naming of the 25-member Preseason All-NEC Team. Immediately thereafter, Dottino will dive into the No-Huddle Preview.
Marty Fine – Bryant
Jeff McInernery – Central Connecticut (@JmFireUp_)
Jerry Schmitt – Duquesne (@CoachSchmittDU)
Joe Walton – Robert Morris
Mark Nofri – Sacred Heart
Chris Villarrial – Saint Francis
Walt Hameline – Wagner
Below is a brief description on what viewers can expect in each segment.
Following the announcement of the preseason poll results, Dottino will introduce each of the seven head coaches and each will provide a brief outlook for his team.
Following the No-Huddle Preview, we will take some “time out” to address media/fan questions that were posed on Twitter and the NEC’s other social media platforms. If you have a question, tweet it using the #NECFB hashtag and you may watch Paul Dottino read the query live on-air.
Dottino will facilitate a roundtable discussion between the coaches on a number of “big-picture” topics related to NEC football. The topics will be generated by fan and media questions that were tweeted using #NECFB hashtag.
If you can’t follow along live, there is no need to worry. The “Hangout” will be archived and uploaded to the NEC Front Row database for immediate viewing,