TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - When Willie Simmons was hired at Florida A&M in 2017, he inherited a team that had won just three games. In two years time, Simmons has turned the Rattlers into the top team in Black College Football with a 7-1 record.
This weekend, they look to improve to 8-1, and they can do it with a win over Delaware State, their first of the final three games of the season. Last year, this group was 6-2 entering their final three games. They lost all three. This year's team is a year older and now a year wiser, and they're making sure history does not repeat itself.
"We're not going to start looking at the rankings, or the stats, or where we are. We're going to be where our feet are," said Simmons Tuesday. "We'll focus on what we can control and that's what we do today. That's all we're worried about. We're not even worried about Saturday. We're worried about what we do today to be the very best that we can be."
Saturday's game kicks off at 4:00 at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee.