"We're looking forward to it," said second-year A&T head coach Rod Broadway. "We're excited. Hopefully, we can make improvements as a football team and get better. That's the key, constant improvement."
The Aggies had a four-win improvement from 2010 to 2011, as they went 5-6 overall and 4-4 in the MEAC. The progress is starting to be recognized.
Senior running back Mike Mayhew was recently named preseason MEAC Offensive Player of the Year and the Aggies return 10 starters from a defense that was ranked eighth nationally. Three of those starters on defense - senior defensive end Tony Mashburn, junior strong safety Travis Crosby and junior linebacker D'Vonte Grant - joined Mayhew on the preseason All-MEAC team. Junior right guard Nathan Isles and senior defensive tackle Brandon Young were preseason second teamers.
August 3 Players Report All Day
August 4 Practice 4 p.m.
August 5 Practice 7 p.m.
August 6 Practice 9 a.m.
August 7 Practice 9 a.m.
August 8 Practice 9 a.m.
August 9 Practice 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
August 10 Practice 9 a.m.
August 11 Practice 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
August 12 Media/Picture Day 9 a.m.
August 13 Practice 9 a.m.
August 14 Practice 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
August 18 Fun Fest 10 a.m.
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