ASU DT Bryan Hall named 2010 Preseason Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year

Jonesboro (KAIT) - For the fourth straight year, an ASU player has been selected as the Preseason Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. Current Minnesota Viking Tyrell Johnson won the honor in 2007, current Buffalo Bill Alex Carrington won the honor before the 2008 and 2009 season, and today defensive tackle Bryan Hall was honored.

Hall is one of three Red Wolves selected on the Preseason All-Sun Belt Team, voted on by Sun Belt coaches and media representatives. Derek Newton makes the Offensive Team, and Demario Davis joins Hall on the Defensive Team.

The Preseason Coaches Poll was also released, and the Red Wolves are picked to finish 3rd behind Middle Tennessee and Troy. ASU received no first place votes.

Also, the Sun Belt Television schedule was announced in the first day of SBC Media Days. The only new confirmed gametime for ASU is their September 25th matchup at Troy. The Red Wolves and Trojans will play at 6pm at Movie Gallery Stadium.

New this year for the Sun Belt Network is the Wildcard Game for the final four weeks of the season. The most compelling matchup each week in the conference will be slotted onto a spot on the network, similar to the NFL's Flex Game. Tentatively, the Red Wolves will have three games on the Sun Belt Network.

The Preseason All-Sun Belt Team, the Preseason Coaches Poll, and the Sun Belt Television Schedule is below.

2010 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team


Dwight Dasher (MT, Sr., QB)

Alfred Morris (FAU, Jr., RB)

Lance Dunbar (NT, Jr., RB)

T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Jr., WR)

Jerrel Jernigan (Troy, Sr., WR)

Ladarius Green (ULL, Jr., TE)

Derek Newton (ASU, Sr., OL)

Brad Serirni (FIU, Sr., OL)

Mark Fisher (MT, Sr., OL)

Esteban Santiago (NT, Sr., OL)

Tyler Clark (Troy, Sr., OL)


Bryan Hall (ASU, Sr., DL)

Troy Evans (ULM, Jr., DL)

Jamari Lattimore (MT, Sr., DL)

Brandon Akpunku (NT, Jr., DL)

Demario Davis (ASU, Jr., LB)

Grant Fleming (ULL, Sr., LB)

Craig Robertson (NT, Sr., LB)

Tavious Polo (FAU, Sr., DB)

Anthony Gaitor (FIU, Sr., DB)

Jeremy Kellem (MT, Sr., DB)

Bryan Willis (Troy, So., DB)

Special Teams

Alan Gendreau (MT, Jr., Place Kicker)

Spencer Ortego (ULL, Sr., Punter)

T.Y. Hilton (FIU, Jr., Return Specialist)

Offensive Player of the Year

Dwight Dasher (MT, Sr., QB)

Defensive Player of the Year

Bryan Hall (ASU, Sr., DL)

2010 Sun Belt Preseason Coaches Poll

First place votes are in parentheses

1. Middle Tennessee

75 (5)

2. Troy

73 (3)

3. Arkansas State


4. Louisiana-Lafayette

49 (1)

5. Florida Atlantic


6. FIU


7. Louisiana-Monroe


8. North Texas


9. WKU


2010 Sun Belt Television Schedule

* denotes Sun Belt Conference games

September 2

Minnesota at Middle Tennessee (ESPNU) - 6:30 p.m.

September 4

North Texas at Clemson ( - 2:30 p.m.

Bowling Green at Troy (Troy/ISP Network) - 6 p.m.

WKU at Nebraska (PPV) - 6 p.m.

Arkansas State at Auburn (TV - TBD) - TBA

Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia (TV - TBD) - TBA

September 11

Michigan State at Florida Atlantic (ESPNU - Played at Ford Field) - 11 a.m.

Rutgers at FIU (ESPN+) - 7 p.m.

WKU at Kentucky (TV - TBD) - TBA

* Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

September 18

North Texas at Army (CBS College Sports) - 11 a.m.

Indiana at WKU (Big Ten Network) - 4 p.m.

* Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

September 25

* Arkansas State at Troy (Troy/ISP Network)- 6 p.m.

WKU at South Florida (Big East Network) - 6 p.m.

* Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

October 2

* Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn (TV - TBD) - TBA

October 5

* Troy at Middle Tennessee (ESPN2) - 7 p.m.

October 8

Oklahoma State at Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN2) - 8 p.m.

October 9

* WKU at FIU (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

October 16

* FIU at North Texas (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

October 23

* Florida Atlantic at Arkansas State (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

October 30

* Troy at Louisiana-Monroe (Sun Belt Network) - TBA

November 2

* Middle Tennessee at Arkansas State (ESPN2) - 6 p.m.

November 6 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week

Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss (TV - TBD) - TBA

November 13 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week

Louisiana-Monroe at LSU (TV - TBD) - TBA

November 20 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week

Arkansas State at Navy (CBS College Sports) - 2:30 p.m.

Troy at South Carolina (TV - TBD) - TBA

November 27 - Sun Belt Network Wildcard Week

December 4

* Troy at Florida Atlantic (ESPNU) - 1 p.m.