Senior offensive lineman Dominik Riley has been named to the preseason all-conference team in the annual Conference USA coaches poll. As one of five returning starters on new coach Larry Porter's offensive line, Riley will be counted upon as the U of M aims to replace its top running back and top two receivers from a year ago. (This is the second straight year Riley has earned preseason honors, though he's never been named to the postseason All-CUSA team.)
The league's coaches had a no-brainer with their pick for Offensive Player of the Year: senior quarterback Case Keenum of Houston (the reigning OPOY). UCF defensive end Bruce Miller got the nod for Defensive Player of the Year.
Houston and UCF each have four players named to the all-league team.