Friday, July 29, 2016

Despite losing coach, chance at postseason, Morgan State football 'still hungry' for MEAC title

NORFOLK, Virginia -- After a volatile offseason in which the Morgan State football team lost its head coach and an opportunity to play in the postseason, the Bears are looking forward to opening training camp Aug. 7 and trying to capture the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title.

“We still can win the MEAC,” senior wide receiver Ricky Fisk said Friday at the conference's media day in Norfolk, Va. “Nobody really talks about the postseason. At the end of the day, it's about who was the conference champion. We're striving to be the conference champion and go out with a bang.”

The hazy and humid conditions normally associated with August are almost a welcomed respite for the program. In February, Lee Hull left after two years to become the wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Two months later, the NCAA banned the team from postseason play after failing to meet a satisfactory score in the Academic Progress Rate report.

But Morgan State can still win the MEAC crown for the second time in three years, and Fred Farrier, the offensive coordinator who was promoted to interim head coach, said that goal takes precedence.


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