LEXINGTON, Va. -

The VMI Keydets begin a new era this football season as the Keydets return to the Southern Conference for the first time in more than a decade.

Friday the Keydets held media day at Alumni Stadium/Foster Field in Lexington.   

Coach Sparky Woods and company may have been tabbed to finish last in the SoCon's preseason poll, but the Keydets plan to use that as  a motivator to do some great things.