alcornlogo.gifAlcorn State, MS—The countdown for the 2009 Football season has officially begun at Alcorn State University.

First-year head coach, Earnest Collins, Jr., and his staff welcomed the returning players as well as newcomers to campus yesterday.

“There seems to be a different temperament of the senior class. Players are also holding their teammates more accountable. We tested some things out today in practice to see what we needed to do,” says Collins.

Collins also feels that the incoming freshman class is one of the best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

Yesterday, the players were issued equipment, given physicals and had a series of meetings with the football staff.

The Braves will face Southern Mississippi in their first game of the season on September 5, 2009 at 6 pm in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


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