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Spartan Football determined to rebuild

Photo from NSUSpartans.com

Photo from NSUSpartans.com

by Jaquan Anderson

Norfolk State University’s football team has had their share of losses in the past couple seasons. Finishing with a record of 4 – 4 two years in a row has left a need for redemption in the program. Latrell Scott is serving his second year as the program’s head coach. New coaches, graduating seniors, and new schemes characterize NSU’s football team as a “building program.”

A newly released opponent schedule has NSU’s football team training more vigorously than ever before in this 2016 off season. The Spartans prepare to take on a new year without former defensive stand out Dion King and graduating offensive lineman Mike Phillips. New additions to the team include coaches such as Defensive Coordinator Matt Dawson and Freshman Quarterback Tyree Gilvis Wilson.  There will also be the return of a few players who were injured in the previous season.

Agility and weight training have begun already for the Spartans under the supervision of strength and conditioning Coach Chris Neff. Spring results and performance will determine the front line of the Spartans this upcoming season.

Head Coach Latrell Scott is known for winning records in his past few coaching roles and is looking to win his first MEAC division championship this year.