Every Team Has a Story: VSU Football

By: Rob Shaw Email
By: Rob Shaw Email

VALDOSTA--- Not a bad head coaching debut for the Valdosta State's David Dean even if there were a few jitters before the Blazers kicked off against Albany State.

"I'm always a little nervous before a game, but it felt good to get out finally and get here and call some plays, and feel the atmosphere of the crowd. We had a great crowd here tonight, and it was fun, it was good to get out a be a part of football again," says the first-year Head Blazer.

The Blazers started slow in this one, playing ten minutes before Willie Copeland connected on the team's first touchdown, however, by season's end, the Blazers were happy with the results.

"I just think we came out on all cylinders... I think we're finally going to start executing at the time that we need to," says senior quarterback Willie Copeland.

"Well, it felt good, it felt good, and we challenged our guys in the... we were able to regroup a little bit," adds coach Dean.

Next week, Coach Dean gets his first road trip, where he hopes senior quarterback Willie Copeland, a Fort Valley State transfer will offer another script with a happy ending.


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