Friday, July 1, 2016

Wood excited for upcoming season, Rattlers in summer phase of program

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Just like last year, Florida A&M head coach Alex Wood has a strong focus on academics in the summer phase of his program.

Veteran Rattlers have been in summer school since May 9 while also participating in summer workouts. Wood said freshmen reported on June 21 and started class on Monday after going through a team orientation.

Wood, in his second year as head coach, said his players are understanding the expectations he placed on them – they aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

“It’s a new year,” Wood said. “We’re undefeated. That’s what I’m excited about. It’s a new team and I like these guys’ attitudes. They’re working at it. I like the way they’re coming together as a team and working well together. I’m excited about that aspect.

“It’s always a work in progress as we go. This is our second year. I think kids understand last year wasn’t just something we did because it was our first year, that’s the program. It was that way last year and it’ll be that way this year – doesn’t matter if we won no games or one game or ten games. That’s the program and that’s how we’ll go.”


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