vmi Keydets make their long awaited return to the Southern Conference in just a few weeks after 11 years in the Big South. The Keydets didn't get a lot of love in the SoCon's preseason media poll that was released today. Coach Sparky Woods' team was tabbed to finish last in the 8 team football league. vmi has won just 15 games in the 6 years that Woods has been at the helm. Chattanooga was picked to win the league. a mixed day for stocks.