ABILENE, Texas — Three members from the Abilene Christian University football team will be in attendance for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Media Day this Wednesday. Members include head coach Adam Dorrel, senior wide receiver Kobe Clark and All-League defensive lineman Quent Titre. This event will be held in The Woodlands, marking the unofficial start to the 2021 campaign.
"Overall, I feel like the WAC and athletic directors have done an excellent job of getting the schedules together, which is difficult to do in football," Dorrel said. "So many of us have guaranteed games that are made anywhere from four to five years in advance."
This will be a one-day event, consisting of interviews, promo shoots for the student-athletes and in-depth football conversations between media personnel, coaches and players. There are currently six active teams in the WAC competing in football.
"It's exciting," Dorrel said. "I think there's a lot of unknowns for not just football, but all of our sports and all of our coaches based on the conversations I've had with them. There's also a really big level of excitement, something new."
The Wildcats will be joined by Dixie State, Tarleton, Stephen F. Austin State, Lamar and Sam Houston State. Dorrel said he has a feeling this season will positively impact the ACU community.
"The WAC has great name recognition, great branding and I think there's a lot of people excited that the conference is playing football again," Dorrel said. "Obviously we feel that, our players feel that and our coaching staff feels that. The Wildcat community, our boosters and our alum feel that as well."
The Wildcats will kickoff their regular season on the road at Southern Methodist University on Sept. 4.