The #NECFB coaches slapped the bulls-eye on Big Red’s back.
Returning a ton of battle-tested talented from last year’s 10-win team, the Sacred Heart Pioneers earned the moniker of NEC Preseason Favorite.
The conference unveiled the results of the annual preseason coaches’ poll during its Google Hangout KICKOFF on Monday, August 4.
Duquesne, which earned a share of the league title two of the past three seasons, was the runner-up in the poll.
The annual prognostications have failed to project any of the last four conference champions, and such an occurrence shouldn’t come as a surprise in a league as tightly-packed with parity as the NEC.
In 2013, no team finished with a league record better than 4-2 or worse than 2-4.