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FAMU football hopes for normalcy amid spring postponement

Posted at 11:35 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 23:35:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference postponing fall sports and Florida A&M facing a multi-million dollar loss without sports revenue, head football coach Willie Simmons says finding order will be important this fall.

Simmons said he was devastated when he first heard the news about the fall season.

He hopes they'll be able to play in the spring and said the ME-AC hasn't given them guidelines as to what they can do this fall just yet, but he does have some ideas.

"I would like to see us shift," Simmons said. "Because we lost the spring to COVID-19, maybe shift that to maybe the fall and give us an opportunity to make those days up, maybe 15 practices this fall if the numbers quickly start to go down and get under control. Just give us an opportunity to be able to give these guys a sense of normalcy."

Simmons said getting the guys into a somewhat normal routine is critical for that sense of normalcy.