Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Can Johnson C. Smith football take a step forward as a CIAA contender?

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- The Golden Bulls, who report for camp next week, are more seasoned under coach Kermit Blount, who led JCSU to a 4-6 campaign in his debut, which included a three-game win streak that put them within a game of .500. The key is more consistency on offense and veteran leadership to replace All-America linebacker Austin Jacques.

CIAA coaches aren’t sold on the Golden Bulls, picking JCSU fourth in the Southern Division, trailing perennial power Winston-Salem State, Fayetteville State and Livingstone.

Here are eight of the hottest topics heading into fall drills:

More consistent play and leadership at quarterback
Jordan Lane, a sophomore from Charlotte, was up and down last year, but had a proper spring practice to learn the offense under coordinator Tory Woodbury.


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