Rattlers re-focused, re-energized as conference play begins

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 18, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Most head coaches in college football have a "24-hour rule." You lose a game, you've got 24 hours to get it out of your system.

But, when you lose like the FAMU Rattlers did on Saturday, it can take more than a day. That's what the team admitted to during Tuesday's press availability.

FAMU, down by two points and driving, ran out of time against Jackson State this past weekend and were unable to get the potential game winning field goal off in time.

But, it's now Tuesday and the team is re-focused and re-energized for a fresh start coming in the form of conference play.

"We're looking forward to opening conference play this week," said FAMU head coach Willie Simmons. "All of our goals are still on the table, that's the positive even with losing last week's game; it had no bearing on our ultimate goal, which is to win a MEAC championship.

"We're excited to be back to work this week and we're looking forward to getting back on the field against a Savannah State team that is obviously looking for their first win of the season," Simmons continued.

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