Who is the best active NFL player from each school? - @JoeSerp
UDD: Some of these I knew right of the bat. Others I had to look up.
Arkansas State- New York Jets LB Demario Davis.
App State - Washington WR Brian Quick
Coastal Carolina - Washington CB Josh Norman
Georgia Southern - Tampa Bay Safety J.J. Wilcox
Georgia State - New Orleans Saints Kicker Wil Lutz
Idaho - Arizona Cardinals Guard Mike Iupati
Louisiana-Lafayette - Green Bay DT Christian Ring
Louisiana-Monroe - Je’Ron Hamm
New Mexico State - Green Bay CB Davon House
Troy - Carolina Panthers DE Mario Addison
South Alabama - LA Rams TE Gerald Everett
Texas State - LA Chargers CB David Mager
Should TXST fans be worried about the # of coaches who have left? - @tBone_SA
UDD: Despite the offseason coaching carousel in San Marcos, it’s still a rebuilding process regardless of who’s running the sideline/coaches’ box. The Cats’ coaching changes won’t diminish the goals of the program as head coach Everett Withers coaching choices are required to have intensity and commitment coach Withers demands from his players.
To answer the question there is nothing to worry about. It’s basically the ground floor of rebuilding so whoever is brought on to coach should be considered an answer to success in the coming years. If Texas State has a winning record in the next few years and the coaches jump ship then it should be panic time.
Assuming CCU proves to be competitive and GaSo bounces back, where does the East rank in the hierarchy of G5 divisions? - @bradv84
UDD: It’s likely in the upper half. This would make an absolute unhealthy balance in the league as we could be starting at four of the top six conference programs in one division. It’s imperative for the league that a couple teams emerge in the West to challenge Arkansas State. A lot of things can happen in the future, but right now the divisions certainly do not appear equal.
How would each team fare, if their head coaches were also their starting QB's? - @JoelTheTailor
UDD: It would be ugly. As much as we love Coastal’s Joe Moglia, I’m not sure how well the former Wall Street tycoon would fare calling the signals. In the App State offense, Scott Satterfield may be able to be successful as he could just hand off to running backs and carry out play-action fakes. When UL-Lafayette got into the red zone, Mark Hudspeth could be a nice weapon as a Wildcat QB as the shredded head coach could run some people over. But overall, it’s safe to say not many points would be scored. We’d be better off having the mascots play QB. Nobody is trying to tackle a Chanticleer.
How many years do you think it will take for Coastal Carolina to make their first bowl game? What about a conference championship? - @JaredUTSA
UDD: Although they are not eligible until 2018, I’d say you’re looking 2019 or 2020. The Chants will be breaking in a new play-caller and QB this fall as they make the transition to FBS play. Unlike App State and Georgia Southern, I think Coastal will go through some bumps in the road as they make the transition.
As for the title game, that is hard to say. App State and Troy will be the teams to beat as long as Scott Satterfield and Neal Brown are calling the shots. However, once those two leave for the Power Five that is when Coastal could make their move. Recruiting will have to improve as Coastal adjusts to FBS play, so I’ll give a window of 3-6 years as Coastal builds their roster and it’s likely that someone takes over for Joe Moglia before that happens.
Is it possible with Liberty joining FBS they join the SunBelt and SBC finds one more to make 12? - @josh_odom
UDD: As of right now the answer is a hard no. I believe the Sun Belt feels very comfortable with where they are and they’re more worried about keeping their 10 members satisfied rather than looking for future members.
Now if we see the Big XII blow up and more realignment happens, all bets are off. If it were to happen, I could see the league trying to add a Texas school or bring up Eastern Kentucky from the FCS to match with Liberty.
Since the East is so competitive, how will the divisions and CCG affect a Sun Belt team getting the Access Bowl bid? - @GSUtruebluedrew
UDD: The way how the divisions are currently constructed the Sun Belt East is stacked but we’ve seen that usually benefits the winner of such divisions due to strength of schedule. In the even that App State, Troy, Georgia Southern, etc. are in contention for the New Year’s Six bid, winning such a tough division will only be seen as a positive. Of course, the winner might only be afforded just one loss in conference play.