Black College Sports Page’s Lut Williams, joined us on TSL Sports Talk this week to talk about HBCU football. Check out some highlights below.
What Williams looks forward to in this years SWAC championship game:
I think the big thing about the championship game this year is that Southern completely was no match for Alcorn State in early October (56-16). Nobody –maybe other than Alcorn State’s coach Jay Hopson- thinks that the Braves can repeat that because Southern has improved that much. The big question about Southern coming into the season was, how they were going to replace Dray Joseph, the QB that lead them to the SWAC Championship last year. This kid, Austin Howard, the QB, he’s thrown in this seven-game win streak, he’s thrown 11 TD’s with two interceptions, he’s thrown for over 200 yards in those games. He’s really answered the bell and he’s been an answer for Southern, allowed their offense to catch up and put the kind of points they put on the board.
If the MEAC should start thinking about their own championship game as a revenue generator or if they should stay in the FCS playoffs:
The main reason why I don’t think anything is going to change about that is really the mindset of the leadership of the conference. There is no clamoring within the conference. There’s been some rumblings, maybe two or three years ago, about a championship game and getting out of the playoffs, but you’re right, Mark. 0-19 says 1999, several teams close, but no cigar, one team in, two teams in, [but they] still continue to lose. I said in the beginning of the season that MEAC needed a win in the playoffs to justify its continuance to get the automatic bid.
Listen to the full interview above to hear more on the CIAA, The Bayou Classic, what he thinks about Morgan State’s performance under new coach Lee Hull and more HBCU football.