Odums, Jags hope to bounce back for Homecoming game

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:32pm

It will be a big weekend on the bluff as the Southern Jags try and get back into the win column after falling for the first time under interim head coach Dawson Odums.

“What we have to do is find out what we did good in that game and eliminate the things that we did bad and move forward,” Odums said at his weekly press conference Tuesday.

The bad news for the Jags, their luck ran out on the road.

The good news is that they are coming home.

The big challenge is when you lose to get them motivated to get back on the winning track. But I don't think you have to get them motivated for a homecoming game,” said Odums.

A lot has changed since the last time the team took the field at A.W. Mumford stadium.

Many members of the Jaguar nation may have erased that game from their memory. Stump Mitchell was still the head coach. The team was still winless.

"It's a special home game for the friends, family and alumni of Southern University. There are a lot of events planned this week but we have to keep the kids focus on the game because that is what is important to them. We are right in the thick of the race but we know we have to win,” Odums said.

Fans are encouraged to “Unite in White” to support the squad who won’t be allowed to wear white themselves. Their opponents head coach denied the team permission

“I think their head coach is a Baton Rouge native. They are going to try and come in here and spoil Homecoming,” Odums said.

That mission is already underway.



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