There's a sense of dread hovering over Morgan State football coach Lee Hull, but it has little to do with Richmond, his team's opponent in its first Football Championship Subdivision playoff game in school history.
When Ashley Preston played for Morgan State's volleyball team less than a decade ago, Coppin State routinely had one of the worst teams in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Now, as Eagles coach, Preston thinks Coppin State can beat any team in the MEAC.
Todd Bozeman said he didn¿t lose any sleep over Morgan State's loss to North Carolina Central in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament final in March. But his son admitted that the defeat still resonates eight months later.
Of the myriad of factors that could determine the final score of Saturday's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game between Morgan State and North Carolina A&T, the team that holds onto the football could be the most important development.
After committing seven gaffes on special teams in the first four games of the season, the Bears (4-4 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) went three contests with just two mistakes in that phase.