Highlights of FAMU head football coach Willie Simmons, Quarterback Ryan Stanley and Middle Linebacker Jabreel Hazly talking about their week 1 matchup against Fort Valley State. Full press conference can be found on our YouTube page.
The Florida A&M football team started their home schedule on Saturday night against South Carolina State University with a tough 48-14 loss. The stands were packed with 19,127 Rattler and Bulldog fans. The crowd was fired up for most of the game even through the Rattlers woes.
After having productive spring and summer programs, the Florida A&M football training camp will be about working on how to compete in a complete manor, according to first-year head coach Alex Wood.
With about a month of practices between now and the season kickoff against the University of South Florida on Sept. 5, one of the main focuses will be making sure players know how to finish games, Wood said.
“We obviously want to play physical and play hard, but we also want to make sure we know how to play a complete contest from play one to play last,” Wood said. “That’s what we are really working on and also making sure we are fundamentally sound.”
The fall camp will also be the time when Wood and his staff will be able to implement their systems on offense, defense and special teams.
“It’s our ability to create a rarefied atmosphere that’s really about training, comparing and building chemistry up for the football season,” Wood said.
First day of full contact drills will be on Monday August 10, with two work sessions.
Release: Tuesday 08/28/2012 (ET)
by Florida A&M Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, FL. (Aug. 23)– Florida A&M University (FAMU) announces more entertainment for its 2012 football season with a focus on delivering an enhanced football experience and halftime entertainment for fans. Themed as Youth and Community Day, the halftime entertainment for the second home game of the season on October 13th against Savannah State University will feature local Tallahassee high school marching bands from James S. Richards High School and FAMU Developmental Research School. The game will also take on a Pink Theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and survivors worldwide and various community groups.
The entire game will be enhanced with entertainment from local radio personality and the voice of FAMU halftime, Joe Bullard, hosting the DJ battles throughout the game between DJ Demp and DJ Bo Weezy to keep the excitement level and energy high among fans.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FAMU head football coach Joe Taylor, will host his annual football camp on the campus of Florida A&M University on June 27-30. The camp will take place at the Rattler practice fields, Galimore-Powell Fieldhouse and Bragg Memorial Stadium.
The camp will host more than 150 young athletes (ages 10-18). Taylor and his staff of coaches will train the youngsters in updated techniques for all basic fundamentals.
The last time FAMU played in Bragg Memorial Stadium, they gained a lead only to let it slip away on Homecoming Night. This time around the Rattlers overcame a deficit to pull away from their opponents to send their Seniors off with a victory for their last game in Bragg Memorial Stadium…
This week FAMU Athletics gave the football team some relief, bringing in the Head Coaches of all the sports in to speak about their seasons, current or upcoming. Basketball Coach Clemon Johnson drew laughs from the crowd of media and FAMU Staff when likening stout big-man Yannick Crowder to himself when he donned a Rattler jersey, as well as jovial gripes on the lack of records for blocks in the FAMU all-time stats, and how easy he recorded over three in a game.
With the alumni back home, the sun shining, and scene as festive as ever, the 2011 Homecoming Game was going as scheduled for Florida A&M’s football team. Even though they were equaled in first downs (11) by their opponents, the score at halftime was a comfortable 21-0. The band rocked the crowd, and all was well on “the yard”. Ominous rain clouds then swooped down over Bragg Memorial Stadium, whisking away a few fair-weather Rattler fans for an early start on the post-game parties. It seems as though the football team unfortunately took the same cue, with a dreadful 2nd half performance that was nothing short of a complete collapse.
Scoring a mind-boggling 29 points in the final quarter, the Howard Bison stampeded to a 1-point victory in as bizarre a final portion of a football game as one could witness. Though FAMU still had a healthy lead at 28-13, a 54 yard slant pass from Bison QB Greg McGhee to WR Willie Carter, with the latter player resembling a young Jerry Rice in the West Coast Offense slashing through the middle of the Rattler D, opened the floodgates for what was to come.