TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The dog days of summer are over for Florida A&M football as Friday was day one of practice for the Rattlers.
The Willie Simmons era began in spring ball when the Quincy native rolled out the new offense and promised to get FAMU back to their winning ways of the past.
Now, with less than a month to go until kick-off, the real work has begun. Coach Simmons overall was pleased with day one, but notes with a new offense, new defensive schemes, there's still a long ways to go until this team is game ready.
"It's been a long time coming. It feels like it's been forever since the spring game. It's exiting to get back on the practice field and get day one underneath our belt. We have a lot of work to do," said Simmons. "Obviously we'll watch the film tonight and make some corrections. All in all, I thought the intensity was really good, the effort was good, we just have to clean up some execution."
Kick-off for the Rattlers is September 1 when they host Fort Valley State.