The Owls will play six Big South Conference games in 2015. Williams said they mostly likely will play five home games in 2015.
Williams wouldn’t say which schools the Owls will play in the non-conference portion, but he said the list likely will include another FCS-level school from the region, a Division II school and an NAIA school.
Bohannon has said he has no interest in playing any games in exchange for guaranteed payments in the team’s first few years.
“We want to build a winning culture,” he said.
While Kennesaw State is starting a program, East Tennessee is re-starting one. The Buccaneers discontinued football after the 2003 season. The program was renewed in 2013. Torbush, a former North Carolina head coach, is the team’s coach.
Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer was an advisor in the process, playing a role similar to the one Vince Dooley played for KSU.
Bohannon said that newness was part of the attraction in creating the matchup.
“I think it’s great because we are on the same time frame,” he said.