March 16, 2008
Albany -- The start of the season is just around the corner for the South Georgia Wildcats, as the first game is less than two weeks away.
South Georgia made the playoffs for the first time since the move to Albany last season, and are holding on to championship aspirations this year.
Defensive back Roland Cola is one of a handful of players back for another season with the Cats, and says the team has to come together quickly.
"That's the main this, getting the chemistry back," says Cola. "Last year our chemistry came together real fast. This year it seems like it's taking a little process, but its going to come along."
Timing is an issue for the Cats offense as well, with many new faces at the skill positions.
Gone are players like D. Bryant, Chavis McCollister and James Robinson, with QB Walter Washington, and receivers Antwone Savage and Buchie Ibeh looking to take their place.
The South Georgia offense averaged almost 55 points per game last year, with Bryant throwing over 100 touchdowns.
Washington passed for 38 touchdowns with Odessa of the IFL last season, while rushing for 19 more, and says its important to bond quickly with the receivers.
"You have to have that coordination," says Washington. "You have to have that trust in your wide receiver, that he's going to make that right break at the right time, and I'm going to release the ball at the right time, and he has to trust me."
The Wildcats play their game March 29th at Tennessee Valley.