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Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« on: July 29, 2016, 03:02:10 PM »
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Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
            Release: 07/29/2016
 
NORFOLK, Va. (July 29, 2016) –
A majority of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coaches and sports information directors predicted the North Carolina A&T football team will win their third straight (#onthechas3) MEAC title at the end of the 2016 season at the MEAC’s annual press luncheon at the Waterside Marriott on Friday.

In addition, the same group voted Aggies running back Tarik Cohen (5-6, 179, SR, Bunn, N.C.) the preseason offensive player of the year. It marked the second straight year Cohen has received the preseason honor. If he wins the postseason honor, it will be his third straight offensive player of the year award.

Cohen was also named preseason first-team All-MEAC at the luncheon along with Aggies return specialist Khris Gardin (5-7, 164, JR, Morganton, N.C.), offensive left tackle Brandon Parker (6-7, 299, R-JR, Kannapolis, N.C.), defensive tackle Marquis Ragland (6-3, 277, R-SR, Fayetteville, N.C.), defensive end Angelo Keyes (6-1, 270, R-SR, Kinston, N.C.) and placekicker Cody Jones (5-11, 141, SR, Gastonia, N.C.)

Wide receiver Denzel Keyes (6-4, 215, SR, Kinston, N.C.), right tackle Marcus Pettiford (6-3, 269, SO, Durham, N.C.), linebacker Marcus Albert (5-10, 207, R-JR, College Park, Ga.), safety Zerius Lockhart (5-10, 175, JR, Auburn, Ga.) were second-team selections. Center Darriel Mack (6-2, 291, R-JR, Clio, S.C.), defensive end Malik Hampton-Prioleau (6-4, 255, SR, Bossier City, La.) and cornerback Tard McCoy (5-9, 184, R-JR, Delray Beach, Fla.) were third teamers.

Broadway indicated that preseason accolades are based on what was accomplished the previous season, which really has no bearing on what will happen this season because there are so many unpredictable occurrences that can happen.

“No one on our schedule cares about what we accomplished last year,” said N.C. A&T Rod Broadway. “We’ve got to get last year out of our system because we’ve got a tough road ahead of us. It is certainly something they can reflect on later in life because we certainly did some special things. But right now we’ve got to start getting ourselves together because everyone else is aware of what we did and they want to do it too.”


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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 03:11:50 PM »
It looks like A&Ts whole defense won some recognition. Where they really that good?

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 04:03:22 PM »
Yea the D was exceptional last yr. Hopefully they maintain their dominance. Only team they have issues with is NCCU

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 04:39:16 PM »
Yea the D was exceptional last yr. Hopefully they maintain their dominance. Only team they have issues with is NCCU

we had trouble stopping hampton's passing game last year too.  had it not been for our special teams taking a couple of returns to the house, we would've loss that game...

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 05:35:29 PM »
NCCU should've been picked number one. We're the most complete team but they've owned since coach Mack arrived and they have arguably the most complete QB and secondary in the MEAC.

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 11:12:45 PM »
Say what... :popcorn:
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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 02:10:03 AM »
No we were picked about right, Until we take down the elephant in the room we should stay where we are. Under the radar.
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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 02:55:25 AM »
2016 MEAC FOOTBALL
PRESEASON PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
Rank
School
Points
1.North Carolina A&T State (13)489
2.Bethune-Cookman (3)447
3.North Carolina Central (4)388
4.South Carolina State351
5.Hampton (1)265
6.Norfolk State239
7.Morgan State192
8.Florida A&M164
9.Delaware State (1)121
10.Howard90
11.Savannah State48

http://m.meacsports.com/mobile/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=20800&ATCLID=211088190

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2016, 06:57:39 AM »
I also thought nccu should have been picked first. With that dominant offensive line they are going to put up a lot of points. Also, they ended the season on a 7 game win streak which can't be overlooked.

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2016, 08:15:23 AM »

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2016, 09:33:49 AM »
Yo Yo you guys open up the offense against Alcorn State. Yall open a special can of wipe a$$ on them, The ranking is right. Under the radar.
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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2016, 10:26:03 AM »
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2016, 12:53:32 PM »
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

Y'all did lose some talented OL though and BCU lost some talent on both sides of the ball. I've seen some crazy ish happen in conference play. IMHO, another tie for first is the most likely outcome.

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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2016, 04:32:46 PM »
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

We had a lot of depth on the OL last year.  If you remember 2 of our starters on the OL did not play against A&T because of injuries.  Our 2 best WRs were injured and out for the rest of the season after the 3rd game.  No one is even talking about their return.  They both have blazing speed.


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Re: Aggies Picked #1 Again in the MEAC
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2016, 06:19:13 PM »
BCU hosts both NCCU and A&T.  A&T might be the most talented team, but they always have a hiccup. 

NCCU's offense is going to be very good this year though.  Watch out.

We had a lot of depth on the OL last year.  If you remember 2 of our starters on the OL did not play against A&T because of injuries.  Our 2 best WRs were injured and out for the rest of the season after the 3rd game.  No one is even talking about their return.  They both have blazing speed.
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