Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Latrell Scott's first season as Richmond's head football coach did not go the way he had hoped, as the Spiders finished 6-5 and missed the playoffs. The head coach is learning from his 2010 experience and he and the players talked about their approach during Sunday's media day at Robins Stadium.
One of the main points that players made during the afternoon is how much better the chemistry is on this year's team. Several players admitted that last year saw some suffering in that area and feel a big difference in this year's squad. Many seniors related it the chemistry that the 2008 National Championship team had.
Richmond has been picked to finish sixth in the CAA this year and enter the season with a lot to prove. Wide receiver Tre Gray said that the squad earned that distinction after a 6-5 season a year ago, and while that may be their preseason ranking, they hope to hold the top spot at the end of the season. Players didn't seem to really use that as motivation, saying they don't pay attention to preseason rankings in general.
Another hot topic was the health of senior quarterback Aaron Corp, who returns for his senior year after reconstructive knee surgery last October. Corp has worked hard to get back into top shape and is said to be a better quarterback then he was when he suffered his right knee injury last season.
Richmond will open up the 2011 season at Duke on September 3.