Saturday, August 6, 2016
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- South Carolina State kicked off preseason practice Friday with a crisp workout that seemed to suggest the players have a sense of urgency.
Given that the first three games on the schedule are road games against Central Florida, Louisiana Tech and Clemson, it's understandable that the players would have a little edge in early August.
"That's our exhibition season," S.C. State head coach Buddy Pough joked.
"If we can make it through those games alive and get into our regular conference schedule, we feel like we have a chance to be okay."
MEAC Preseason Player of the Year Darius Leonard says he's excited about the challenge of the first three games which lead into the MEAC opener at Florida A&M.