Georgia Southern is another Division I-AA program beginning the transition to I-A. The Eagles will play a I-AA schedule this season — the exception being the Nov. 23 finale at Florida — and compete in the Southern Conference. However, they will not be eligible for either the conference title or I-AA playoffs.
In 2014, the program will join the Sun Belt Conference but will not be eligible to play in a bowl game until 2015.
Reader Art set us the poster and pointed out two items of note. You'll see that the football has "K-Mart" written on it. That is a reference to the program's humble beginnings.
The school dropped football in 1941 because of World War II and started it up again in 1981. Erk Russell was hired as coach and the school needed a football to serve as a prop during the news conference. Bucky Wagner, the athletics director at the time, went to the local K-Mart to purchase one.
The black flag being held by the player in the back row on the right end is something that was instituted by current coach Jeff Monken, who wants his players to take no prisoners.