STATESBORO, Ga. -- Georgia Southern Football Coach Jeff Monken and senior offensive lineman Brett Moore participated in today's Southern Conference preseason teleconference. The Eagles were ranked as the 2011 preseason favorite by the SoCon Media Association and only one vote separated Appalachian State and Georgia Southern in the Coaches poll for the top two positions.

Monken's comments and answers to media questions can be heard here. Brett Moore discussed the team goals as the preseason first-team All-Conference and second-team All-America pick was asked about the upcoming season.