HOUSTON, TX – We’ve all had cram sessions for those all-important tests and that’s just the way the Texas Southern Tigers are feeling.
Excited for the new season, but they have plenty of catching up to do since they had no spring ball thanks to the program still being on probation.
TSU head football coach Darrell Asbury says, “So we’re trying to cram a lot of things in without getting anyone hurt, without getting anybody seriously banged up.”
“I mean honestly for the defense, it hasn’t been very difficult because coach has a done a good job with implementing and installing things at the right speed,’ says TSU defensive back Le’Tevin Wilcox. ‘He’s not putting too much on us where we can’t handle it right now.”
Plenty of new faces can be seen at tigers practice. The biggest challenge will be trying to find the guy who will call the plays under center.
“It’s real difficult,’ explains Asbury. ‘It’s so difficult that I had to hire two quarterback coaches because we’ve got nine quarterbacks so it’s real difficult.”
TSU freshman quarterback Homer Causey says, “It’s coming along. In high school, I played more of a pro-style offense, so being under coach it is more of a spread type of offense so I get to throw the ball a little more.”
The Tigers had to throw a lot during a tough season in 2012. TSU went 2-9, but coach Asbury feels things are about to turn around, “There’s a better attitude. The kids are more positive and the kids are just excited to be here at Texas Southern.”