Monday, July 31, 2017

FAMU head coach Alex Wood: 'We like this team'

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M’s fall football camp is underway, and third-year head coach Alex Wood likes the vibe of this year’s group.

He has some solid reasons to like what he sees heading into FAMU’s Aug. 26 season opener against Texas Southern.

For the first time in Wood’s tenure with the program, FAMU’s football team is sanction-free. The group had spring practice and a spring football game. There are no limits cutting into the time Wood and his coaches can spend with the Rattlers this fall.

And – even though Wood doesn’t put too much stock in preseason accolades – the MEAC’s coaches are noticing some improvement in the program. The Rattlers over the weekend were picked to finish sixth in the MEAC this season.

That’s better than the eighth-place predictions FAMU was saddled with in 2016 and 2015, though not quite where Wood would rank his team.


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