With just two more practices this week before the team leaves for the MEAC-SWAC Challenge, Alabama A&M Head Football Coach James Spady wants his players to concentrate on Bulldog football.And one important item:Game week.
The Bulldogs open their season Sunday against North Carolina A&T in the 10th annual MEAC-SWAC Challenge in Orlando. Though Alabama A&M will represent the Southwestern Athletic Conference in the game, Spady makes it clear that the players know they are representing the Maroon and White.We know we represent the SWAC …
We'll represent the SWAC in a stellar way,” the first-year head coach said Monday in a SWAC teleconference. “We have to make sure Alabama A&M takes care of Alabama A&M.”Monday evening's workout was the first of this season's game-week practice routines and the Bulldogs worked on their offensive and defensive schemes – including the Pistol offense, which Spady installed during the spring.
Last season, the Bulldogs ran a pro-set offense.“Everybody's talking about the Pistol,” he said. “It's a very versatile scheme … with several looks to it.“It's no different than any other offensive scheme … it's a one-back offense.”
Though he said the team has embraced the offense,Spady would still like “a couple more days to prepare our team for the season.”The Bulldogs will practice again Tuesday and Wednesday. The MEAC-SWAC Challenge kicks off at 10:45 a.m. CST Sunday from Bright House Networks Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Florida. It will be televised live on ESPN.