BIRMINGHAM (WLBT) - The SWAC kicked off talking season on Friday. All 10 schools are in Birmingham for Media Day. The return of the SWAC Championship is a big talking point.
Jackson State head coach Tony Hughes is excited. "Tremendous, tremendous opportunity for our players because it gives them hope. It doesn't matter how you start, but if you're in the grind of a season it gives them hope that they can still have an opportunity to win a East Division title and play for a SWAC Championship."
Alcorn State RB P.J. Simmons was named the SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
Alcorn State was picked to win the SWAC East Division for the 5th consecutive season. Jackson State is picked to finish 3rd, Mississippi Valley 5th.