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SoCon gets started
Everybody in the Southern Conference begins the 2013 season this week, and while several teams are playing up against Football Bowl Subdivision competition — Elon faces Georgia Tech, Western Carolina opens against Middle Tennessee State and Samford faces FBS upstart Georgia State — it’s Wofford who is likely facing the toughest test, in terms of speed, anyway. In fact, when coach Mike Ayers was asked by a Baylor beat writer about the team speed the Terriers expect to see on Saturday in Waco, Texas, against the Bears, Ayers laughed out loud.It took him a moment to compose himself, and he mentioned the NFL team whose training camp is on Wofford’s campus in Spartanburg, S.C. “I’ll put it like this,” Ayers said, still with a hint of a laugh. “The closest we saw to Baylor’s speed was when the (Carolina) Panthers were here for their training camp.