Florida A&M Head Coach Alex Wood "Excited" For Opener Against South Florida

Florida A&M Head Coach Alex Wood "Excited" For Opener Against South Florida
Posted at 10:45 PM, Sep 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-01 22:45:00-04

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - Three and a half weeks of a rigorous fall camp are over for Florida A&M, and now the fun part starts, as the Rattlers prep for the showdown Saturday with the University of South Florida.

Saturday also marks a new era for the Rattler program, as Alex Wood begins his first season as head coach. On Monday, Wood announced that Carson Royal will start at quarterback, and also said that after a scrimmage like approach to practice on Saturday, other starters were announced.

One similarity he has noticed is that the Bulls and FAMU boast Florida heavy rosters, and he expects a similar style of play come Saturday. He added as much as he is excited to see where his team stands, he's more excited to just play some football.

"I've been in football since 1962. I was excited that day, and I'm excited today," said Wood on Tuesday during his weekly press conference. "It's always exciting to have a chance and go and compete, prep a group of young men, coaches, and support staff to try and do what we think is necessary to win a game. It's always exciting this time of year. It's football time. High schools have already kicked it off, now we have a chance to do so at the collegiate level."

The Rattlers kick off the season against South Florida Saturday at 7:00.