Saturday, April 8, 2017

A&T offers glimpse of future at spring football game

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — A&T football coach Rod Broadway’s first full recruiting class was a good one.

A really, really good one.

And now those seniors — 16 of them including All-MEAC stars Tarik Cohen, Marquis Ragland, Wes Cole and brothers Angelo and Denzel Keyes — are gone after four consecutive winning seasons, a 35-12 record, two league titles, a victory in the first Celebration Bowl and an at-large berth in the FCS playoffs.

Talk about a tough act to follow.

A&T will offer a first glance at next season’s team at its free Blue & Gold Spring Game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Aggie Stadium.

It’s a traditional offense-vs.-defense scrimmage, but it will be closely monitored by the coaching staff. There is no script, no set number of plays to be run.

“We as coaches have to realize one size does not fit all,” Broadway said. “You have to customize your practice to what your players’ needs are. We can’t do a typical, routine practice because, ‘That’s just the way it’s done.’ That’s not how we’re going to get better.”


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