Harold Jackson concerned about depth at quarterback.

“I like to go into camp with at least four guys (quarterbacks),” Jackson said. “Five, if I could, but four at least. So we can’t afford to go into camp with two guys. We have to try and get that third guy and bring him in.”


Brian Jenkins says NCAA investigation rumors do not bother him.

“Fifty percent of it don’t bother me because I’m a strong-minded individual and I know the quality of program I ran at Cookman and I know the quality of program I’m running at Alabama State,” Jenkins said. “I hurt more for the kids. I hurt more for the coaches’ families that are with me. If your wife or daughter has to read that or go to work and hear that about what’s going on at her husband’s place of employment, that becomes embarrassing. That becomes hurtful.”

Grambling State football players say they had ‘nightmares’ over Bayou Classic loss to Southern

“I had nightmares,” says Grambling wide receiver Chester Rodgers. “It sounds dramatic, but it was on my mind.”

Southern head coach Dawson Odums on lack of spring practice

“I just think (we’re behind) from a development standpoint with some young guys and some guys who were on the team but didn’t get a lot of snaps,” Odums told the Advocate. “It’s tough to develop guys when you don’t have the value of those reps. We’ll just see where they’re at when we start fall camp.”

Alabama A&M coach James Spady unbothered by Bulldogs being picked to finish third in SWAC East

“We haven’t done anything to deserve a ranking,” said head coach James Spady. “We have to play football games to earn a ranking. So thank you for the respect, if that’s what it is. Last year we were picked last, and you see how that turned out.”

Rick Comegy on the challenges of coaching at Mississippi Valley State.

“There’s a lot of challenges, but you can’t let the challenges worry you,” Comegy told the Clarion- Ledger. “You can’t get out there and run a race and worry that you’re gonna pull a hamstring. You have to run it. So we’re not going to worry about those challenges. We’re going to worry about what’s in front of us.”

Alcorn State QB John Gibbs Jr. not thinking about a SWAC championship repeat…yet

“Remain humble, execute every week. Our game plan is still to buy into the coach’s system, not getting beside ourselves, not looking ahead too far, adjust week by week to whatever team we’re playing against, Gibbs said to the Associated Press.

Arkansas Pine Bluff head coach Monte Coleman on life without Ben Anderson

“It’s like starting over again,” said Coleman, who would tab Marcus Terrell as starter if the season began today.

Prairie View head coach Willie Simmons on season opener against Texas Southern

“Every Prairie View alum wants to win that (Texas Southern) game.”

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