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Rams shake up offensive line before SIAC opener

September 7, 2006

Albany - An 0-2 start has dropped Albany State out of the American Football Coaches Association Divison II football poll for the first time in six years.

The good news for the Rams is that neither loss has come to a conference opponent.

That means that Albany State is still very much in the hunt for a fourth consecutive conference championship.

And if the Rams do that they will be back in the D-II playoffs.

The conference schedule starts Saturday night at Kentucky State.

But if Albany State is to win a fourth conference title, they are going to have to get the offense untracked.

In two games, the offense has scored one touchdown and one field goal.

To get the offense going, the coaching staff moving tight end Matthew Magwood and defensive lineman Phillip Whipple to beef up an offensive line that has so far not lived up to preseason expectations.

Head coach Mike White said "We have just got to do a better job of blocking and protecting the passer and allowing us to run the football. We just not have been doing what we are supposed to do offensively."

Albany State has won 22 straight games against SIAC opponents.

They try for number 23 Saturday night at Frankfort, Kentucky when Albany State plays Kentucky State.  

Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m..      

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