It is that time of the year again.  Today is the day that all the Southland Conference Football coaches, Athletic directors, football players and media all gather together to discuss the upcoming 2016 football season.

This year the Southland Conference Football Media Day is being held here in Lake Charles at L'Auberge Casino Resort and it all kicks off at 8:00 a.m.

McNeese University's Matthew Bonnette who is the Assistant Athletice director and Sports Information Director said:

All 11 football playing schools will be represented at the media day by the head coach and two players. Joining head coach Lance Guidry for the Cowboys will be wide receiver Kent Shelby and tight end Zach Hetrick – both preseason first team all-SLC selections.

They'll go through one-on-one interviews at 3:35 followed by an ESPN3 taping at 4:10 before wrapping up TV interviews at 4:45.

Fans can follow all the action via McNeese Twitter (@McNeeseFootball), Facebook (McNeeseSports) and Instagram (McNeeseSports).

We should also find out who is picked to win the Southland conference football championship this year after today's meetings.  So get ready Pokes fans, football is almost here!