Voice of the Red Wolves Matt Stolz and Brad Bobo of the Drive on KNEA were live in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to cover Sun Belt Conference Media Day with interviews from coaches, players, and more.
Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson
Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson talks about the setup and growing attendance at Media Day, his “State of the Conference” address, and the inaugural league championship game.
Director of Officials Steve Shaw
Sun Belt Director of Officials Steve Shaw talks about the conditioning work the officials put in, the biggest offseason rule changes such as the kickoff rule, and the misconceptions about the SEC and Sun Belt sharing officials.
Louisiana Head Coach Billy Napier
First-year Louisiana head football coach Billy Napier talks about being the rookie in the league, resetting the team philosophy, and recruiting in talent-rich Louisiana.
Appalachian State Head Coach Scott Satterfield
Appalachian State head football coach Scott Satterfield talks about the shape of the Sun Belt Conference, life after Taylor Lamb, and rebounding in 2017 after a mid-season lull.
Arkansas State Head Coach Blake Anderson
Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson talks 2018 expectations, team leaders in Justice Hansen and Justin Clifton, and the goal of having the best offense in the country.
Arkansas State’s Justice Hansen
Arkansas State senior quarterback Justice Hansen talks about preseason expectations for the team and the offense, speaking up more as a leader, and the talented weapons he’s surrounded with.
South Alabama Head Coach Steve Campbell
First year South Alabama head coach Steve Campbell shares his thoughts on A-State QB Justice Hansen, talks about the talent he has to replace and who’s coming back, and the facilities improvements including the indoor facility and the proposed on-campus stadium.
Georgia State Head Coach Shawn Elliott
Georgia State head football coach Shawn Elliott talks about his first season as the coach of the Panthers in 2017, the effect that playing at the former Turner Field has on recruiting, and the uber-talented Penny Hart.
Troy Head Coach Neal Brown
Troy head football coach Neal Brown talks about the camaraderie between himself, Blake Anderson, and Scott Satterfield, replacing Brandon Silvers and Jordan Chunn, and the potent Trojan defense.
Arkansas State’s Justin Clifton
Arkansas State senior defensive back Justin Clifton talks about the defense getting overlooked, the guys to watch out for on that side of the ball, and the team’s newcomers.
Arkansas State AD Terry Mohajir
Arkansas State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir talks about outside expectations for A-State football in 2018, the progress on the North Endzone Project, and the coaching talent around the Sun Belt Conference.
Louisiana-Monroe Head Coach Matt Viator
Louisiana-Monroe head football coach Matt Viator talks about last season’s shootout with Arkansas State, the game-changing abilities of Marcus Green, and building confidence in the defense.
Alan Gooch of the Cure Bowl
AutoNation Cure Bowl Executive Director Alan Gooch talks about the Bowls’ new secondary partnership with Liberty, the Red Wolves appearance in 2016, and the incredible cause behind the Bowl.
Coastal Carolina Head Coach Joe Moglia
Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia talks about spending a year away from his team, the similarities in being a CEO of a business and a football team, the standard he has for his players.
Georgia Southern Head Coach Chad Lunsford
Georgia Southern head football coach Chad Lunsford talks about what had to change to salvage the 2017 season, the expectation level around the Eagles’ program, and the talented Shai Werts leading the offense.
Texas State Head Coach Everett Withers
Texas State head football coach Everett Withers talks about rebuilding the Bobcats’ program, the close calls his team can build on, including a windy game at Arkansas State, and expectations for his offense.