August 7, 2008
Albany - While some teams may accept a second place finish, the Albany State football team is not one of them.
The Rams have been brewing in the offseason after seeing their streak of SIAC titles end at four last year.
Albany State opened fall practice Thursday morning with the determination to return to the top in the conference.
Head coach Mike White says the big goals this preseason are rebuidling both lines of scrimmage.
Plenty of new faces including two Division I transfers at quarterback.
Jacksonville State transfer Arthur McKenna and Patrick Spears from Middle Tennessee State are expected to give the Rams depth for senior Kisan Flakes.
Head coach Mike White pleased with day one but there is more work ahead in the hot August sun.
White said "It is hot. The guys from out of town are adjusting to the Albany heat. We are working very hard and watching them very closely and just glad day one is over."
Albany State will practice in full pads on Monday.
The season starts three weeks from Saturday against Shaw University.