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Florida A&M ready to take advantage of a bye week

Posted: 12:02 AM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 00:02:13-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - For the Florida A&M football team, it's time to heal some lumps and bruises and just take a breath. An eight week grind takes a pit stop this week as the Rattlers are on a bye. A good thing, as again, FAMU needs to heal up and they need to focus on getting better.

The question though, when you're on a roll, remember, this team is 800 since falling to UCF, how do you keep up a normal routine on an off week?

"The easiest way to see if complacency is setting in is the details," said head coach Willie Simmons on Tuesday. "See if the details are starting to slip a little bit. As coaches we have to make sure we're on top of the details. We'll spend a lot of time at practice focused on fundamentals. It'll be helmets, no pads, no banging, every time the pads come off, the focus is on fundamental football."

The Rattlers return to action on Saturday when they host Howard.