Winning is a thick tradition at Valdosta State, and this year it's new coach David Dean's shoulders that the expectations rest on.
Don't expect Dean and the Blazers to rest anytime soon. September 1st is coming sooner than you think and that very first opponent.. Albany State, who the Blazers beat last year, happens to be the same team that earned the playoff bid over VSU.
Regardless, coach Dean preaches one day at a time, and so far, he likes what he sees.
"Its much better from the first week and the first day and if we continue to improve as much as we have improved it looks like we are going to have a pretty decent football team," says the optimistic coach.