After a 17 year run, a new day is literally dawning on the bluff. New head football coach, Lyvonia “Stump” Mitchell, is set to welcome his first class to campus for fall preparation.

The Jags open the 2010 season on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 12:00pm in the Citrus Bowl versus Delaware State in the MEAC-SWAC Challenge.

Stump Mitchell and staff are set to welcome 90 players to the north Baton Rouge campus.

“For us, as coaches, it’s the most important time of the year — other than when you’re trying to recruit the players here,” Mitchell said. “Spring (practice) was important, too, as far as us getting to know what we had. … But this is where you really get to practice.”

“Our goal is to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship and Black College National Championship, point blank,” says Mitchell.

After picking up equipment and finishing up with physicals, the team will go thru compliance meetings and will get introduced to the Su Athletic Department Staff.

The Jags will go thru weight lifting and conditioning test on Wednesday morning, before hitting the practice field at 3:20pm Wednesday afternoon.


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