Southern coach Dawson Odums sees silver lining in rough spring season
Odums estimated his program has “at least 12 surgeries” for players before the end of the semester and said he wants to see his players focus on academics with finals two weeks away. Recruiting will take some precedence in May and he’d like to have players available for conditioning in early June.
“We’ll get together as we go into May, organize recruiting and set our schedule,” he said. “We’re trying to get ready for the next phase, getting our guys strong in the classroom. Normally in the fall your grades drop a little when you add football to the equation. Hopefully this spring we come out with the right mindset on grades.
“We’d love for the guys to come back the first week of June until fall camp. We don’t know if that’s possible from a financial standpoint. It’s going to be tough if those guys are not here. It will take 12 weeks to strength and condition and recover for fall. If you don’t, these guys will get seriously injured in the fall. And you think 12 surgeries in the spring, that number will double in the fall. They won’t be physically ready to play every week for 11 weeks.”
IMO I think Norfolk State is trying to emulate what we did when we hired Broadway. I know y’all see the similarities! I give SCSU one season to get to the Celebration Bowl... after that, NSU is gonna be ready to take over the MEAC!