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Florida A&M plans to take advantage of bye week

Posted at 11:56 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 23:56:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The Florida A&M football team has had a couple of days to recoup from their loss to the University of Central Florida, a loss where head coach Willie Simmons learned that his team needs a lot of work on fundamentals. They have some extra time to do it, as the Rattlers don't take the field again until September 14th.

More good news? Given that they were without seven starters in that loss to UCF last week, now is a good time for a bye week, and one this team plans to use to their advantage.

"This week is really going to be a focus on us, not so much our competition, but really us, getting back to the basics, the fundamental things that it takes to be a good football player," said Simmons at his weekly press conference Tuesday. "That's really what we're focusing on this week. I think the bye week really gives us a chance to do that. Hopefully we'll clean up those small details, and hopefully we'll be a better football team the next time we take the field for competition."

Fort Valley State is the next opponent for the Rattlers, September 14 at Bragg.