Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ASU’s Jenkins focuses on positives in rough year

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- It has been a long and disappointing season for Alabama State. The Hornets and their fans raised expectations after six wins in the last eight games of 2015.

The 2016 season hasn’t gone as people might have expected. Alabama State was picked to finish second in the SWAC East, but close losses on the road kept the Hornets out of title contention.

Still, ASU coach Brian Jenkins said he’s trying to make the best out of a bad situation.

“We’re beat up pretty bad, along with being young and inexperienced,” Jenkins said. “We’re going to try to get a lot of rest and try to patch together a football team. We’re going to work on capitalizing on opportunities.”

There has been a lot of good that has taken place off the field during the first two seasons of Jenkins’ tenure.

Since Jenkins has taken over, there have been no major arrests. That’s something neither Alabama nor Auburn can say during that time.

The team earned 10 days of spring practice and the full 20 hours of practice time for the 2016 season after posting a 932 APR score for 2014-15.


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