Want to know how your favorite HBCU football program is shaping up for the 2009 season? Over the next few weeks, I’ll try to provide updates as spring practice is alive and well on most Black College campuses.
Grambling – The 2008 SWAC and Black College national champions will conclude spring practice with the Black and Gold game Saturday at Eddie Robinson Stadium.
South Carolina State – Last year’s MEAC champion will have its second practice of the spring tonight and have its first scrimmage Saturday. The Bulldogs finished 10-3 last season and performed well despite losing to Appalachian State in the first round of the FCS (formerly Division I-AA) playoffs.
Florida A&M – Curtis Pulley heads into spring drills as the No. 1 quarterback, but Eddie Battle and Martin Ukpai also received snaps as workouts began Monday. The Rattlers will practice two more times this week with the spring game actually coming at the end of next week’s practices on April 4.
Savannah State – The Tigers opened practice Tuesday with the news that their offensive coordinator Alan Hall was leaving to accept the same position at Winston-Salem State in the MEAC. “It’s tough when you get close to your kids, but that’s the business side of it,” Hall told the Savannah Morning News.
I’ll try to provide more updates as practice continues. Also, NFL scouts are continuing to make their rounds and will stop at Jackson State and South Carolina State Wednesday. We’ll find out what they have to say tomorrow.