GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Senior center Matthew Schmidt and redshirt junior nose guard Jaylan Reid will join new Paladin head coach Clay Hendrix in representing Furman at 2017 Southern Conference Football Media Day, scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, at the Spartanburg, S.C., Marriott, it has been announced.
Schmidt, a 2016 All-SoCon performer and three-year starter from Stokesdale, N.C., and Reid, a two-year regular from Marietta, Ga., will be on hand along with Hendrix to meet the media and preview the upcoming season. The press conference-style interview session, which begins at 1:10 p.m., will be streamed live through the SoCon Digital Network (SDN) and moderated by Pete Yanity. Furman's segment in the session is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m.
Preseason polls by league head coaches and media will also be released, as well as the coaches preseason all-conference team.
Fans can follow the event and receive breaking news through Furman's official web site, FurmanPaladins.com, and official twitter feeds: @PaladinFootball and @FurmanPaladins.
SoCon Live Stream Schedule
1:10 p.m. – Live stream begins
1:15 p.m. – VMI
1:30 p.m. – Samford
1:45 p.m. – Chattanooga
2:00 p.m. – Mercer
2:15 p.m. – The Citadel
2:30 p.m. – ETSU
2:45 p.m. – Western Carolina
3:00 p.m. – Furman
3:15 p.m. – Wofford
3:30 p.m. – SoCon Commissioner John Iamarino
Furman, which returns 12 starters, will welcome players to campus on Monday, July 31, with preseason practice set to commence on Aug. 1. The Paladins kick off the 2017 campaign on Sept. 2 at league foe Wofford.
2017 SoCon Football Media Day Live Stream
2017 Furman Football Preseason Information (PDF)
2017 Furman Football Schedule
2017 Furman Football Season Tickets
Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information